Curtailing Emergency Powers in Michigan

Most people were surprised to learn in 2020 that an emergency power law granted the governor unilateral control for an indefinite period. That law has since been ruled unconstitutional, but there are dozens of similar statutes in Michigan law. Broad emergency powers jeopardize foundational governing principles like the separation of powers and rule of law.

Constraining these powers is necessary to safeguard Michiganders from executive branch overreach.

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