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A petition drive has turned in hundreds of thousands of signatures in an effort to restrict Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s broad emergency powers.

The governor has used that authority to enact policies to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

The Unlock Michigan campaign says Whitmer’s abused that power, hurting businesses and unnecessarily restricting everyday activities for Michiganders.

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Michigan’s Attorney General is launching an investigation into the petition campaign pushing to strip Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of her emergency powers.

The Unlock Michigan campaign has collected more than 500,000 signatures on a petition to repeal the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945, which is the state law the governor has used to justify her executive orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Expect to see people collecting signatures soon on a petition to repeal the Michigan law that's given Governor Gretchen Whitmer broad emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Board of State Canvassers approved language for the petition Monday.