Skip to Content

Republicans have spent $542K to challenge Whitmer’s orders

Gretchen Whitmer Michigan DNC

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature have spent about $542,000 suing Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over her use of emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Senate and House released the figure to a liberal group, Progress Michigan, last week.

It was the same day the state Supreme Court ruled against the governor in a similar lawsuit to the Legislatures.

The Whitmer administration has quickly reinstituted a mask requirement and gathering limits under a law that's not an issue in the legal challenges.

The $542,000 of public money has paid attorneys at Bush Seyferth, a Troy-based law firm.

Coronavirus resources

  • Click here for the latest CDC novel coronavirus resources and links.
  • Track the COVID-19 globally using this map tracker here.
  • You can view the latest Indiana COVID-19 numbers here.
  • Track Ohio's coronavirus numbers here.
  • Need to get tested? Click here to find a testing site near you.
  • You can catch up on the latest ABC21 coronavirus coverage here.
  • Sign up here for the latest local, state and national news regarding COVID-19.
  • Click here to sign up for ABC21 News and Weather Alerts
Author Profile Photo

Associated Press

Skip to content