|The Plastic Face Lady - Govenor Frau Whitmer (D-Michigan)|
Lawmakers in Michigan are considering bills that would strip Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of some of her powers after her decision to extend Michigan’s stay-at-home order for two weeks beyond its original April 30 expiration The Wolverine State has been rocked by protests and unrest for weeks over the restrictive measures, with some state lawmakers calling a special legislative session on Friday to reel in the Frau Whitmer. Armed protesters descended on the governor’s home Thursday after news of the extended order broke in a demonstration dubbed “Operation Queen’s Castle.”
Critics have accused the 48-year-old first-term Democrat governor of overstepping her authority with a series of measures. The April 9 revisions to her initial stay-at-home order included bans on visiting friends and relatives or traveling to vacation homes, and halts on sales of items such as furniture and gardening supplies. But marijuana, lottery tickets and alcohol had been declared "essential," while lawn care, construction and fishing in a motorized boat had been declared nonessential amid the outbreak.
On Monday, Whitmer said she would take a 10 percent cut to her $159,300 annual salary and her staffers would take cuts of 5 percent as the state grapples with the financial fallout of the coronavirus shutdowns. Gee Gretch, that's real generous of you.
[New York Post]
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