Governor Gretchen Whitmer today resubmitted 17 appointments to state boards and commissions that were rejected by the state Senate. It’s part of the standoff between Whitmer and Republicans over COVID-19 restrictions in the state.
Most restrictions are lifted now, but Whitmer said the COVID response is still too embroiled in politics, and she can’t promise restrictions won’t be reinstated if Michigan’s COVID numbers continue to get worse.
“We know that every action that we bring back online creates the risk inherent that we’re going to see our numbers go up.”
Michigan’s case rate is back to where it was in January in a post-holiday spike. More than five thousand cases were confirmed Thursday.
Whitmer also vowed to veto GOP-sponsored bills that would make it tougher to vote. This was during an event sponsored by the Michigan Chronicle.