State Rep. Daire Rendon today said the Legislature is fighting to ensure the voices of Northern Michigan families are considered as the state continues to respond to COVID-19 by seeking intervention from the Court of Claims.
Rendon, of Lake City, said the Legislature was forced to file the lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because she refuses to recognize that her unchecked emergency powers must come to an end.
“By taking this unfortunate but necessary step, the Legislature is in no way discrediting the seriousness of coronavirus or the many families who have lost loved ones to the virus,” Rendon said. “While we understand the seriousness of this virus, we are also extremely concerned for the thousands of Michiganders who are out of work and can’t pay their bills or provide food for themselves. The best way to protect our families and reopen our state is for the Legislature and Gov. Whitmer to work together in a bipartisan way, but her one-size-fits all approach where she closes the door on us isn’t working, nor is it constitutional.”
Rendon said as an elected official, it’s important the voices of her residents are heard.
“As I’ve said, the Legislature is not claiming this pandemic is over,” Rendon said. “This is about restoring the balance of power between the legislative and executive branches for the people of Michigan.”
State Rep. Daire Rendon this week joined the Michigan House of Representatives in approving its bipartisan plan that won’t raise taxes for the state’s Fiscal Year 2021 K-12 budget.
“We must not let the coronavirus pandemic steal away our children’s education,” Rendon said. “A lot has changed since March – we all have a better understanding of what COVID-19 is and how to slow the spread. As we embrace the new year, I am glad this plan is now finalized for our communities. This is the most practical, well-thought out way to get our kids back to school, whether that be in the classroom or virtually.”
State. Rep. Daire Rendon and her colleagues in the Michigan House today approved a plan to ensure the safety of Michigan students as learning resumes in the fall. The Legislature’s plan empowers local school districts and health departments to work together to develop health and safety standards that are best for their unique areas. “The […]