Michigan’s Republican-led legislature is scheduled to reconvene in Lansing on Thursday. It’s the first legislative session since the State Supreme Court upended Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders, issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the wake of the court’s decision, Whitmer said, lawmakers have a lot of work to do to.
“They could have taken action throughout the last six months, but they didn’t,” Whitmer said.
The State Supreme Court’s ruling that deemed Whitmer’s executive orders unconstitutional was issued Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Then on Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order that largely reinstated the governor’s orders, under the authority of MDHHS.