Michigan GOP: Relief Spending Contingent on Whitmer’s Power

Governing: Michigan legislators are poised to pass a compromise plan detailing how to use billions in federal COVID-19 funding, agreeing to allocate much but not all of the approximately $5 billion given to the state in late 2020.

But more than $1 billion of the approximately $4.2 billion allocated does come with strings attached — GOP measures aimed at stripping emergency powers from the state health department director, and ostensibly Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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