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.