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's state Senate voted to repeal the emergency powers law that Gov. used to order lockdown measures during the .
The GOP-led chamber votedalong party lines on Thursday to support a petition that could block the Democratic governor from issuing a veto in the matter.
"No matter what challenges we face, no matter how hard the task is, it is not an appropriate excuse or substitute to say that one person can continuously govern and make rules that have the force of law over the rest of us, and completely bypass the other branches of government,"state Sen. Tom Barrett.
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Michigan Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel agreed to open a criminal investigation into individuals who may have personally profited off election fraud claims that a Republican-led state Senate committee determined to be false. © Provided by Washington Examiner The state Senate Oversight Committee recommended an investigation as part of its recent 55-page report examining and refuting allegations of widespread voter fraud in Michigan during the 2020 election. “After reviewing the report in full, the department has accepted Sen.
The petition was organized by a group called, amassing more than to encourage lawmakers to take action against the governor's ability to implement the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act. The Michigan Supreme Court the Board of State Canvassers to certify its signatures.
The Michigan House is expected to vote in favor of the petition, which would shoot down the 1945 law with Whitmer unable to veto,.
Supporters of Whitmer's use of the law have defended it as a necessary means to save lives during the pandemic. Detractors said they believe it is a "dangerous threat to our livelihoods and constitutional liberties," according to Unlock Michigan.
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Senate Democrats raised concerns the decision would limit future leaders' response to emergency situations in the state.
"We cannot allow people to use deceptive tactics to gather petition signatures, like Unlock Michigan did," said Democratic state Sen. Jeremy Mosson Friday.
"The Republican majority was always working to prevent this from going to the ballot," Moss added.
The state senator said some petition organizers misled the public by claiming their signature support would lead to a ballot measure that would be voted on during election season as opposed to handing the matter to the Legislature.
The Washington Examiner contacted the governor's office but did not immediately receive a response.
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The strange attack on Michigan's redistricting commission .
Preservation of communities of interest is at the core of reforms approved by voters. Indeed, in town hall after town hall, the splitting apart of these communities was one of the things that voters across the state disliked most. Breaking apart these communities to blindly follow arbitrary boundaries set a century or more ago doesn't guarantee fairness, but in fact, it can be a deliberate tool for just the opposite.