State Rep. John Damoose of Harbor Springs today issued the following statement in support of a resolution approved by the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners, calling on Gov. Whitmer to immediately allow the safe reopening of restaurants and bars:
“I support this resolution because it supports the hardworking people of the restaurant business – the moms and dads, sons and daughters in our community who have sacrificed so much because of the governor’s mandates.
“They have paid a heavy price during this pandemic. They know how to operate safely, follow health protocols, and protect themselves and their customers. They should be allowed to do so. I join the Chippewa County Commissioners in their support of these great local businesses and the families that depend on them. People around our state feel powerless, and this type of action reminds us that local governments should be making more decisions about their lives and livelihoods during this pandemic — not the state.”
With Governor Whitmer set to testify Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Rep Damoose says she needs to be mindful that her decisions about energy and infrastructure have an impact on Michigan families and their pocketbooks.
Lansing, MI – Reps. Beau LaFave, Greg Markkanen, and John Damoose released a joint statement criticizing Governor Whitmer’s newest two-month extension of 10pm curfews, 25% restaurant capacity limitations, and restrictions on gatherings in the privacy of your own home: