“The Court of Appeals ruling clearly affirms Governor Whitmer’s authority during public emergencies and upholds the Legislature’s duly enacted statute as written 75 years ago. The legislative Republicans’ continued pursuit of judicial intervention — already deemed meritless by the Court of Claims — is nothing more than a distraction that is wasting precious taxpayer dollars on legal fees as our state continues to grapple with significant budget deficits.

“It is past time for the legislative Republicans to abandon their wasteful political antics and focus on addressing the ongoing deadly pandemic and ensuring Michiganders have the resources they expect, and frankly deserve.”

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