Mask Mandate Goes Into Effect Monday, Residents Notified Through Emergency Alert

As of Monday, Michigan residents are required to wear a face covering while they are in an indoor public space or while in a crowded outdoor space, per an executive order signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday.

“The heroes on the front lines of this crisis have gone hours without taking their masks off every day – doctors, nurses, child care workers, grocery store workers. We owe it to them to wear our masks when we’re on a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy,” Whitmer said in a statement announcing the mandate. “Masks can reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19 by about 70 percent.

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Commentary: The Tyrannical Soul of Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer

When Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation he was criticized by abolitionists for not issuing a more sweeping order. He refused to do so, asking “If I take the step, must I not do so . . . without any argument, except the one that I think the measure politically expedient, and morally right? Would I not thus give up all footing upon constitution or law? Would I not thus be in the boundless field of absolutism? Could this pass unnoticed, or unresisted?”

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Gov. Whitmer ‘Looking Into’ Removing Wayne State Board Members Who Voted to Oust President

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is reportedly “looking into” removing members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors who voted to oust the school’s president because of his handling of a new free tuition pledge.

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Michigan GOP Accuses Whitmer of Holding the Vulnerable ‘Hostage’ After Budget Talks Fall Apart

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers were nearing a deal last week to restore more than $900 million in funding previously vetoed by the governor before negotiations broke down.

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