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Mich. state legislature expected to approve petition to repeal abused 1945 emergency powers law used to lock down state

Mich. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks in Southfield, Mich. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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UPDATED 5:10 PM PT – Friday, July 16, 2021

Michigan Republican state senators approved the repeal of a 1945 Emergency Powers law used by the governor to lock down the state. Reports mentioned the vote along partisan lines came after the certification of a petition by an anti-lockdown group seeking to repeal the law.

The petition garnered 460,000, while only needing 340,000. A GOP spokesman said the legislature is all but certain to repeal the law, which can’t be vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) because it resulted from a petition drive.

The Michigan Senate has voted to approve the Unlock Michigan initiative petition, which would repeal the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945. pic.twitter.com/TcaW47M0Vk

— Senator Jon Bumstead (@SenJonBumstead) July 15, 2021

This is on the heels of former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who is expected to launch a GOP campaign for governor. He is expected to make an important announcement next week.

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