“The recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling — decided by the narrow majority of Republican justices — has created chaos and uncertainty for Michiganders as COVID-19 cases continue to spike across our state. While the MDHHS epidemic order issued today is critical to ensuring that Michiganders continue to practice live-saving measures, the Republican legislative leaders must get off the sidelines and act immediately to protect the lives of Michiganders and safeguard our state’s economic recovery.

“For months, Republican legislative leaders opted to limit legislative sessions, refused to work in good faith with the Governor or Michigan Democrats or advance numerous bills to address critical issues including unemployment insurance, remote meetings and small business financial support. Now, Republican legislative leaders have the responsibility to address the chaos and disruption to the state’s pandemic response that they have created. Yet, they continue to demonstrate no interest in doing so. Michiganders deserve better.”

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