GOP senator plans to introduce 'Fauci Act' after clash at hearing
Republican Sen. Roger Marshall (Kan.) plans to introduce the "Fauci Act" after he clashed with infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci at a Senate hearing this week. Marshall will be introducing the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals (FAUCI) Act after he said Fauci's records were not readily accessible to the public, a spokesperson for the senator told The Hill. The Fauci Act would require the Office of Government...news.yahoo.com
Gov. Whitmer, former MDHHS director agree to waive confidentiality agreement
“On occasion, there were robust conversations about policy issues where reasonable people could disagree and did,” Gordon wrote. “This was healthy: the stakes were life and death, and different people have different roles.”In his letter, Gordon didn’t give any specific details and only said that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s plan during the pandemic saved lives. Ad“I was honored to play a part in that work,” Gordon wrote. “Governor Whitmer deserves a health director with whom she is comfortable.”The letter was released hours after Whitmer’s office confirmed both sides were agreeing to end the confidentiality surrounding Gordon’s resignation and $155,000 payout.
Gov. Whitmer releases Executive Directive on state separation agreements
LANSING, Mich. – After the controversy surrounding the abrupt resignation and separation agreement involving former Michigan health chief Robert Gordon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered changes to the use of these agreements in state government. Whitmer directs changes to use of separation agreements in state governmentWhitmer released an Executive Directive on Friday on how state agencies can end employee contracts. The directive said state agencies can still enter into agreements with pay-outs -- something the state already does -- and it still allows for confidentiality agreements, unless it would cover up illegal activity. Ad”I am proud of these measures because they will benefit both state employees and the people of Michigan,” Whitmer said.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- July 19, 2020
The Center for Public Integrity obtained the report which was sent out to states but not released publicly. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties that will be in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday. Richard White Boy Rick Wershe Jr. is now set to be released from a Florida halfway house on Monday, July 20. Gretchen Whitmer will make an appearance on Flashpoint Sunday to discuss her administrations response to the coronavirus pandemic. Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 73,180; Death toll now at 6,117The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 73,180 as of Sunday, including 6,117 deaths, state officials report.
Bozelko column: All lives dont matter
*****Remember a few years ago when the Black Lives Matter movement started and people responded to the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag by saying All Lives Matter and it set off a cascade of racial commentary and division? It reported April 8 that 25 states had provisions that explicitly devalued the lives of elderly or disabled people. Twenty others had either not established rationing policies or did not release them, so theyre not off the hook just yet. If ventilators are in short supply and first responders wheel a COVID-positive inmate into a local hospital thats rationing care, theres no guidance on how that person would be prioritized. Even under one of the defensible rationing policies, inmates likely wouldnt rank very high.monroenews.com