Governor Whitmer Pushes to Criminalize Refusing to Wear a Mask in Michigan

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News Story Source:, The Post Millennial
Michigan's governor Gretchen Whitmer is asking the State Legislature to codify the current order requiring people to wear face masks and make it law.

"We have got to take action now. This week I sent a letter to the Republican leaders in the legislature urging them to pass legislation that requires Michiganders to wear masks in indoor places and crowded outdoor areas," Whitmer said. "…we do think that it would be helpful to our health, our state and our economy if it was codified in a bipartisan way with our legislature."

According to M Live, the current order in place comes from an epidemic order emitted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), but Whitmer possibly feels that it needs more legal weight.

Whitmer feels that many Republicans in the State Legislature (which currently has a Republican majority) are "anti-maskers" and are working against her on this issue.

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