The Michigan legislature has ended a law that gave Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer unprecedented power during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision came after the Michigan Supreme Court decided that the powers granted to the governor were unconstitutional.
The Detroit Free Press reported:
A 76-year-old Michigan law crafted in the wake of Detroit race riots and used more recently to combat a generational health crisis is officially dead.
The Republican-controlled state House on Wednesday voted 60–48 largely along party lines in support of initiative petition language that repeals the Emergency Powers Act of 1945. The vote came one week after the state Senate also approved the initiative.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used the law to issue sweeping health and safety restrictions in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, moves that eventually garnered pushback from Republicans and other opponents.