Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed Monday a bill from the GOP-controlled Legislature that would have provided additional liability protections for health care workers and facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Legislature’s bill would have added language to the 1976 Emergency Management Act specific to the COVID-19 pandemic that would have established expanded liability protections from March 10 through Jan. 1, 2021.
What this should indicate to anyone with reasonable intelligence is that Gretchen Whitmer knows she is a one term governor, as does Gretchen’s Party so, her and the Democrat Party are throwing everything they can into the wind of a looming, President Trump landslide re-election victory.
In Detroit, the Department of Justice will supplement state and local law enforcement agencies by sending approximately 42 federal agents from the FBI, DEA, and ATF to the city. An additional 10 Detroit ATF agents have been reassigned to work on violent gun crimes. Under the leadership of Matthew Schneider, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, these federal agents will work cooperatively with the Detroit Police Department to combat gun and gang violence, as they have been doing since December 2019. These additional resources include 11 new and permanent ATF Special Agents and five new and permanent FBI Special Agents who will focus on violent crime in the City of Detroit.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance will make available $1.4 million to support Operation Legend’s violent crime reduction efforts in Detroit, and the COPS Office has also made $2.4 million available to the Detroit Police Department to fund the hiring of 15 officers.
Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist is calling out the U.S. Department of Education for its lack of involvement in helping schools across the state restart.
On CNN’s “Inside Politics” on Sunday morning, Gilchrist said the federal government needs to step up with more financial support.
“We’ve been putting out this mandate for schools to start saying we have allocated resources but $256 million … We’re going to need a lot more because our education professionals deserve to be safe when they go into schools to educate our children,” Gilchrist said.
Today, I signed executive order 2020-147, which requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces. The order also requires any business that is open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to wear a face covering, with limited exceptions. pic.twitter.com/ivf1IpYjZ1
No, I’m not squandering time on loser media hack Craig Mauger’s propaganda piece because it’s just more of the same Whitmer schoolmarm act, anyway. However, when one looks at MDHHS definitions, which are ambiguous as hell, one does notice a pattern here.
“I am pleased to continue to work with the Legislature to codify significant Executive Orders that help Michiganders cope with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Whitmer. “These bills will give Michigan residents peace of mind and reduce the amount of person to person interaction necessary when renewing licenses and registrations.”
“We are grateful for the support of the Legislature and Governor Whitmer in our work to ensure essential transactions can be conducted in our branch offices in a way that balances the health of staff and customers with the needs of Michigan drivers,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “We have been continually assessing the safest way to maintain branch operations and this legislation will go a long way toward those efforts.”
This leaves 34 days until the election so, for anyone with reasonable intellect, one sees this provides the Democrats opportunity to move the goalposts, again.