Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers say they will begin collecting voter signatures within days for a veto-proof measure that would repeal a law that has given Gov. Gretchen Whitmer broad emergency powers during the pandemic. The ballot committee Unlock Michigan announced its plan after the state elections board approved a summary of the petition Monday. It would rescind a 1945 law that the Democratic governor has cited to close businesses, limit gathering sizes and restrict other activities to curb the coronavirus. The group, which has ties to Republicans, needs about 340,000 valid signatures.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A company owned by a Michigan legislative leader received between $1 million and $2 million from a federal rescue program that was created to preserve jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. Jackson-based Orbitform, which was founded by Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, is among nearly 20,000 recipients in Michigan that were identified by the Treasury Department Monday. The Paycheck Protection Program helps smaller businesses stay open and keep Americans employed amid the pandemic. Under the PPP, the government is backing $659 billion in low-interest business loans that will be forgiven if employers use the money on payroll, rent and similar expenses.

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is reviving the Bronco SUV brand in an effort to cash in on the rugged U.S. off-road vehicle market now owned by Jeep. Later this month the company will show off two new Bronco-branded SUVs, a Ranger pickup-sized one that comes in two- and four-door versions, and the smaller Escape-sized Bronco Sport. It won’t be easy for a brand best known as O.J. Simpson’s ride in a 1994 low-speed chase with Los Angeles police. Jeep has sold well over 800,000 vehicles for the past five years. Ford believes the Bronco name will evoke good memories from its off-road heritage during a three-decade run that ended in 1996. 

GULL LAKE, Mich. (AP) — Police say a man was fatally struck by a boat while swimming in a western Michigan lake over the weekend. The man was hit Sunday afternoon on Gull Lake near Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says the man was brought to shore for lifesaving measures but was pronounced dead from his injuries at the scene. That incident followed a 17-year-old from Inkster drowning Saturday at a privately operated lake in southeastern Michigan. In northern Michigan’s Green Lake, the body of a 78-year-old man was recovered in Grand Traverse County.