LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed at least $2 billion in COVID-19 relief spending.
She vetoed $650 million after Republicans didn’t negotiate with her and tied aid to legislation that would have curbed her administration’s authority to order pandemic restrictions.
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The veto was the latest in a dispute between the GOP-led Legislature and the Democratic governor over her response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whitmer vetoed legislation that would have ceded the state health department’s power to close schools and prohibit sports to local health departments.
Republicans linked federal K-12 funding to the measure.
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