No Stranger To Flouting COVID Lockdown Rules, Michigan Gov. Whitmer Refuses To Let Business Owners Off The Hook
Apparently, Gov. Cruella DeVil has no sense of irony.
In Michigan, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill passed by the Republican-led Legislature that would have forgiven business owners slapped with fines for first-time offenses in violating COVID-19 regulations.
Whitmer, in a letter explaining her decision, noted, “Every Michigander has the right to a safe workplace under both state and federal law. Among other requirements, federal law requires our state to maintain workplace standards at least as effective as requirements set forth in the federal Occupational Health and Safety Act.”
“By prohibiting the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration (MIOSHA) from assessing a fine for an employer’s first violation of a COVID-19 emergency standard, HB 4501 would cause Michigan to fall below the minimum standard required by federal law,” she added. “That would have disastrous consequences for our state.”