Whitmer and Michigan GOP prepare to face off over COVID relief

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This provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Monday, April 13, 2020. The governor said the state has tough days ahead in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, but a return to normalcy is "on the horizon." (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)

Michigan’s governor has unveiled her COVID plan for the state, but its expected to run into strong Republican opposition.

On Tuesday Governor Whitmer unveiled a $5.6 billion COVID plan, focused on relief programs related to the pandemic. The GOP this week increased their call to block spending due to business restrictions, according to Bridge MI dot com. Almost all of the plan’s funding is centered on federal funds, setting up a potential showdown with the GOP-led State Legislature.

The House Appropriations chair has said he might block spending requests until restrictions on businesses and restaurants are eased.

Governor Whitmer is urging cooperation.

 

1 COMMENT

  1. I watched the MI GOP flail around helplessly as their state’s electors were stolen by fraud. There is no such thing as “strong Republican opposition” in Michigan.

    “Token Republican opposition” is more accurate.

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