Gov. Whitmer Calls on Supreme Court to Clarify When Ruling Takes Effect
After the Michigan Supreme Court ruled against Governor Gretchen Whitmer on her executive powers during the pandemic, she is now calling on Michigan’s Supreme Court to clarify when their ruling would take effect.
Her office points out that as many as 830,000 people could lose their unemployment benefits if it goes into effect immediately.
The governor says it’s important that the Supreme Court’s ruling offers a transition period and doesn’t take effect until weeks from now saying it’s “to protect the 830,000 Michigan workers and families who are depending on unemployment benefits to pay their bills and put food on the table.”
The director of the state’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, “These are men and women who lost their jobs due to COVID-19, and depend on expanded benefits to buy prescriptions and groceries, pay their mortgage, and provide for their families.”