Governor Powers Meet Petition Signature RequirementsTue, 20 Apr 2021 21:16:51 EDT
A group trying to repeal an emergency powers law that Governor Whitmer used to issue coronavirus restrictions has cleared a key hurdle after the Michigan elections bureau said it collected enough petitions.
Staff said Monday that Unlock Michigan, submitted 460,000 valid signatures, more than the 340,000 needed. If the Board of State Canvassers agrees to certify the initiative, the Legislature will likely pass it. Whitmer couldn't veto it.
The Michigan Supreme Court declared the law unconstitutional. But the initiative's organizers say the law should be permanently repealed because future justices could rule differently.
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