No one could accuse Governor Whitmer of being a fan of Schoolhouse Rock. After more than a year of cutting out the Legislature and unilaterally calling all the shots through the pandemic, Whitmer is once again ignoring the rule of law and making it up as she goes.
This time, Whitmer’s decided she can just ignore the constitutional separation of powers, and the citizen-initiated prevailing wage repeal.
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The Detroit News: Editorial: Whitmer’s partisanship on display in latest veto
“Ensuring fair elections should be a bipartisan goal, and it was positive to see so many Republicans and Democrats agree about these proposed reforms. “It may be politically expedient for Whitmer to keep bashing Republicans, but she dissed many fellow Democrats with her veto, too. In typical fashion, Whitmer chose partisan grandstanding over bipartisan governing that would have bolstered the safety of elections and expanded voting access.”
“… closure of the underwater segment of Line 5 would have significant economic impacts on Canada but, as well, much of the Midwest. He cited a study released by the Consumer Energy Alliance this past summer, which concluded total economic losses of closing Line 5 could reach $20.8 billion in lost economic activity in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania.”
“Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she is proud to be known as the ‘fix-the-damn-roads governor,’ even though Michigan’s roads are in worse condition now than when she took office.”“In the 2017-18 year, 40.5% of roads eligible for federal aid were in poor condition. That number increased to 42.4% in the most recent assessment in 2019-20, according to the Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council.”
“Spurred by supply shortages and massive government spending, inflation has become an added tax on middle-class Americans coming out of the COVID lockdowns. For households earning the US median annual income of about $70,000, the current inflation rate has forced them to spend another $175 a month on food, fuel and housing, according to Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.”