State Rep. Mark Huizenga today highlighted the Legislature’s efforts to rein in the overreach of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration and reopen the state.
“For more than 14 months, Gov. Whitmer has disregarded the constitutional role of the Legislature and locked down our state by executive order,” said Huizenga, of Walker. “My fellow legislators and I know the importance of the proper law-making process, and our persistent efforts have finally brought the governor to the table. While I am glad the governor will be relenting over the coming months, I will continue to support reopening even sooner. Unfortunately, it will be impossible to undo all the damage done to our state by her unilateral restrictions.”
Gov. Whitmer on Thursday announced that capacity restrictions on outdoor gatherings will be lifted on June 1, and indoor limits will be increased to 50% capacity. Other capacity restrictions and indoor mask requirements will generally expire on July 1.
The governor also came to an agreement with the Legislature that includes ending her administration’s request for permanent workplace pandemic rules, as well as an explicit guarantee in Michigan law to increase the Legislature’s role in any epidemic orders in the future.
In a bipartisan House vote approving the Unlock Michigan petition, state Rep. Mark Huizenga backed the repeal of an unconstitutional law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to impose onerous restrictions on the people of Michigan during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Rep. Mark Huizenga, a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, today criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of a child literacy program to help students rebound academically following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rep. Huizenga talks about House passage Wednesday of the Unlock Michigan citizens’ initiative repealing the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945 (EPGA), which the Governor used to issue restrictions unilaterally during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled the EPGA unconstitutional in October 2020. Rep. Huizenga says the 1945 silenced the people and […]