Cellphone alert on masks angers GOP lawmakers, prompts legislation

M Live: After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sent a statewide emergency alert to Michigan residents informing them of the new requirement to wear masks, Republican lawmakers are planning to introduce bills to limit what the emergency alert system can be used for.

Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, and Rep. Bradley Slagh, R-Zeeland, plan to introduce legislation next week that would restrict the statewide emergency alert system to time-sensitive emergencies or natural disasters.

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