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McBroom issues statement on Supreme Court ruling against Whitmer

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Ed McBroom on Monday issued a statement in response to a ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer did not have authority after April 30 to issue or renew any executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The recent ruling by the state Supreme Court underscores the important fact that this state’s government derives its power from the people, and that the people, through its elected Legislature, have a voice and it must be heard.

“Emergencies happen, but only for a time. They are not perpetual, and the people’s voice cannot be ignored in perpetuity. I am grateful the court agrees.

“I also appreciate the governor’s concern and care for the health and wellbeing of residents in the U.P. and lower Michigan throughout this pandemic. The law and the court agree — the time is well-passed that the Legislature regain its seat at the table, and that’s what we intend to do.”