Michigan GOP plans to take school funds hostage unless Gov. Whitmer gives up pandemic power
In this screenshot from the DNCC's livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Michigan Gov. - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America/TNS

Michigan House Republicans unveiled their own COVID-19 recovery plan on Wednesday, using the proposal to blast Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and threaten to withhold billions in federal funds unless the administration gives up pandemic powers. Specifically, the House wants the governor and state health department to give up the authority to ban in-person school or sports in response to a health emergency, transferring that power to local health departments. Although Whitmer and the state health department issued orders through authority granted to the executive by previous legislatures, lawmakers cont...