executive order

LANSING, MI--   Today (Wednesday, July 29, 2020), Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-160 and Executive Order 2020-161, amending Michigan’s Safe Start Order and issuing revised workplace safeguards. 

Under the Safe Start Order, starting July 31, 2020, statewide indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people and bars will be closed for indoor service across the state, including in Regions 6 and 8 (the Upper Peninsula).   

MARQUETTE, MI--   Residents have to wear a mask inside businesses and police can step in to enforce it.

That’s according to Marquette County Prosecutor Matt Wiese. He recommends law enforcement first respond to people who are maskless with an educational approach.

“Even the governor said, ‘Look, we’re not trying to charge people with crimes or be heavy-handed; we just… we know that the science is now telling us that a mask can slow the transmission of the coronavirus.’”

LANSING, MI--   Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed executive order 2020-96 to reopen retail businesses and auto dealerships by appointment statewide on Tuesday, May 26, as part of her MI Safe Start plan. 

The governor’s executive order also lifts the  requirement that health care providers delay some nonessential medical, dental, and veterinary procedures statewide  beginning on Friday, May 29. And the order authorizes small  gatherings  of 10 people or less starting immediately, as long as participants practice social distancing.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan’s attorney general is backing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, telling local law enforcement officials that her stay-at-home directive and restrictions on places of public accommodations are valid and enforceable.

Tuesday's letter comes days after Republican lawmakers refused to extend an emergency declaration.

LANSING, MI--   Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-71, which extends existing safety measures to protect consumers and employees at grocery stores and pharmacies until May 29, 2020. The order also extends temporary relief from licensing requirements for food sellers and pharmacies. 

The executive order extends to May 29 conditions in Executive Order 2020-60, which established the following health and safety guidelines: 

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The following is a press release from Michigan Senator Ed McBroom's office:

State Sen. Ed McBroom was among a select group of state and local elected officials who were invited to join President Donald Trump for the signing of two executive orders at the White House on Wednesday. 

The executive orders are part of the president’s commitment to reducing regulatory burdens on individuals and small businesses.

LANSING, MI--   Governor Rick Snyder has declared an energy emergency in parts of the Upper Peninsula due to a pipeline break in Wisconsin.

Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports:

The West Shore Pipeline typically carries three million gallons of fuel a day between Chicago and Green Bay and is the major conduit of gasoline and diesel that goes to the western and central Upper Peninsula. The pipeline was repaired this past weekend, but fuel remains in short supply in some parts of the U.P. It has also caused a spike in gas and diesel prices.