“Today’s ruling does not come as a surprise. From the very beginning of this suit, it was clear that it was a waste of time and a waste of taxpayer dollars. I’d like to thank Judge Stephens for a swift decision in this matter. Determined to put partisan politics above the needs of the people of the state, Republican leadership could have set back Michigan’s recovery from COVID-19 weeks with this dubious attempt to undermine the governor’s life-saving response to the pandemic. Instead, the position advanced in the House Democratic Caucus’ amicus brief prevailed and we can put the GOP’s “meritless” claims behind us. Let’s get back to saving lives, protecting the livelihood of Michiganders and allowing the governor to do the job she was elected to do.”