Michigan GOP lawmakers’ proposed changes to election laws draw opposition
LANSING, Mich. – The new effort by Republican lawmakers to change the election process in Michigan is receiving pushback. Among the package of 39 bills, many are aimed at issues from the 2020 election. Garlin Gilchrist outraged by the bill package, likening it to racist voting laws in the south after the Civil War. Republicans said the bills are necessary after months of failed election lawsuit and misinformation about the election results. On Twitter, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey writes, “Michigan residents must have complete confidence in the fairness of elections and that all who can legally vote can vote.”
Michigan Gov. Whitmer, GOP lawmakers at odds over COVID relief funds
Gretchen Whitmer called for unity in her State of the State address. But this week, the GOP-led state Senate has rejected appointments to various boards. AdRELATED: Michigan house ties billions in COVID aid to giving power to counties“What they’re doing is saying we’re gonna spend time on rejecting appointments and not put in place the governor’s COVID plan,” said Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint). Nesbitt said the Senate will take up the House plan in short order. MORE: 7 takeaways from Whitmer’s COVID update: Michigan sports, variant spread, metricsMORE: Michigan youth contact sports can resume Monday -- here are all the rules, specifics and details
Michigan GOP lawmakers: Meeting with President Trump was on state’s ‘fight against COVID-19′
The leaders of Michigan’s House and Senate met with President Donald Trump Friday. We have since sent the same correspondence to congressional leaders.”They made sure to ask for further federal dollars to deal with the impact of COVID-19. Currently, it’s hundreds of millions of dollars in federal money that is back filling the state budget. Both leaders also addressed the vote certification process. Several legal experts and local leaders say the state’s certification of votes is simply the next step in the process and should carry on normally, despite drama over the certification process in Wayne County this week.