The House and Senate voted to repeal the law giving the governor unilateral authority to impose emergency measures like public health restrictions.
Some Michigan school districts remained largely remote in the face of evidence that in-person learning is safe.
Rule changes being considered by one state agency would keep many of the pandemic safety measures in place indefinitely – including mask requirements in retail stores, theaters, sports facilities, and more.
The governor urged school districts to go virtual following spring break.
Lawmakers are threatening Whitmer with a subpoena over a secret golden parachute payout and gag order on former health department director Robert Gordon. And at least two similar, secret agreements have already come to light.
House lawmakers have passed a bill that would shift the authority to close schools and stop some sporting events to local health departments from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Department of Health and Human Services.
A group of Michigan bowling alleys and roller rinks is suing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for compensation for losses after they were forced to close.
More than a quarter of all Michigan restaurant and bar jobs were wiped out last year – the third worst decline in the nation.