Navigating the Week: GLB’s Roundup 11/13
Whitmer calls for statewide mask mandate: With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is pleading with Republican legislators to pass a law requiring masks in public spaces, a mandate she can no longer enact through executive order. More on the developing situation here.
Michigan v Enbridge: Read the lawsuit seeking Line 5 shut down: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the shutdown of Enbridge’s Line 5 on Nov. 13, sending a notice to Enbridge that it was revoking the easement for numerous violations. Concurrently, Attorney General Dana Nessel also filed a lawsuit effectively asking an Ingham County Circuit Court judge to agree with and enforce the revocation of the easement. Read the entire lawsuit here.
Republican lawmakers say they’ll respect popular vote: Despite widespread calls from Trump and his allies to challenge the results of Michigan’s election, Republican legislators say they won’t change the electoral process to benefit Trump. Get the full story here.
Detroit group working to alleviate hunger: The Detroit Food Policy Council has been awarded a $1M grant from the state to provide meals, produce, and other food-related support to Detroiters struggling with food insecurity during this pandemic. More on their efforts here.
Weekend marches celebrate democracy, call on leaders to respect election results: Several marches across the state last weekend brought Michiganders together to celebrate record voter turnout and call on elected officials to ensure the will of the people is respected. See pictures from the Detroit rally here.
Tweet of the Week:
State Rep. Matt Koleszar calls on his Republican colleagues to act on COVID-19 in this week’s Tweet (thread) of the Week.