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Gov. Whitmer talks stay-at-home order, unemployment, Michigan’s recovery

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses issues at town hall meeting in Flint

This photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The governor on Wednesday proposed free college for health care workers and others involved in the coronavirus fight, likening their service during the pandemic to soldiers who got a free education after returning home from World War II. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)
This photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The governor on Wednesday proposed free college for health care workers and others involved in the coronavirus fight, likening their service during the pandemic to soldiers who got a free education after returning home from World War II. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)

FLINT, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talked about the stay-at-home order, unemployment issues and the state’s path to recovery during a town hall meeting in Flint.

It was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday and lasted one hour.

Whitmer will speak as her battle with the Republican-led Michigan House continues.

On Thursday, legislators said they will let Whitmer’s state of emergency, which was issued March 10, expire at midnight.

The House also approved Senate bills limiting Whitmer’s emergency powers. She promised to veto.

Then, the House codified executive orders into law preventing any disruptions, but adjourned without taking up the extension.

House Speaker Lee Chatfield said the next stop might be a courtroom.

Thursday’s town hall is being hosted by WJRT’s Angie Hendershot, WNEM’s Frank Turner and WEYI/WSMH’s Mike Woolfolk. It will originate from ABC12′s studios.

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