Navigating the Week: GLB’s Weekly Roundup 10/23
Republicans roll out weakened COVID-19 plan as case numbers spike. With coronavirus cases on the rise again across Michigan, Republican lawmakers have announced their plan to handle the pandemic, which will replace Gov. Whitmer’s widely popular executive orders. The GOP approach does not include a mask mandate and significantly reduces the amount of statewide regulation, which will likely lead to more infections. More on their plan here.
Tlaib, local group call for extension of foreclosure freeze. Joined by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, local activists in Detroit held a press conference this week calling on local officials to extend the current moratorium on property foreclosures in the area. Get the full story here.
Pence campaigns in Michigan. This week, Vice President Mike Pence stopped in Michigan to campaign for Senate candidate John James and promote Trump administration Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. More on his visit here.
Do not mail your absentee ballot. Michigan voters still have more than a week to cast their ballots—but at this point, election experts recommend anyone who still needs to return an absentee ballot do so in person, either at their local clerk’s office or an official ballot dropbox, to ensure their vote is counted. For more information about your voting rights, check out https://www.michiganvoting.org/.
Tweet of the Week
MLive reporter Lauren Gibbons sets the record straight on Sen. Majority Leader Mike Shirkey’s recent comments in this week’s Tweet (thread) of the Week.