A Republican-backed bill requiring legislative approval to extend Michigan’s Covid-19 restrictions was vetoed by Gov. Whitmer.
This bill would have ended the Michigan Department of Heath and Human Services orders after 28 days unless legislature, which is currently Republican lead, approved an extension. Whitmer also vetoed a similar bill in December.
Whitmer insists that pandemics do not have a time frame and that she will veto any bills which seek to limit executive emergency powers.
While Michigan has loosened some of its restrictions and vaccinations are available, cases and hospitalizations are reported to be rising.