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Whitmer Officials To Appear Before GOP-Led COVID Committee

Oct 19, 2020

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The legislative committee looking into the state’s COVID-19 response meets again today.  Top health officials in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration will face questions from the committee.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


Republican State Representative Matt Hall chairs the joint House and Senate COVID-19 committee.  He expects there will be questions about infections in nursing homes, why some parts of the economy were allowed to re-open while similar businesses remained in shutdown; and a state Supreme Court decision that the governor went too far in her use of emergency powers.                 

“I think that’s fair game.”

And that the state’s health department chief quickly used a separate authority to issue a similar set of emergency health orders. 

“I expect there would be questions about those orders, too, and talk and conversation about those.”  

But Hall says he does not want the effort to become embroiled in election year politics and does not expect to issue findings before November 3rd. 

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— Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org