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Allor opposes Governor’s 70-Day extension

Submitted by on April 8, 2020 – 12:40 amNo Comment

The Michigan Senate and House have approved an extension on the Governor’s state of emergency declaration for another 23 days, until April 30.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer had asked for a 70-day extension through mid-June. Tuesday’s measure is separate from the Governor’s “shelter in place” order.

“The coronavirus has swept through our state and has greatly affected all of us,” said State Representative Sue Allor. “I understand we all want to get back to our normal lives. The steps we take now to protect ourselves and our friends, family members and neighbors are crucial in slowing the spread of this virus and getting back to our regular routines.”

Allor said while she supports extending the emergency order through April, she did not agree with Whitmer’s original proposal to extend it until the middle of June. “The governor’s recommendation to extend our state of emergency into June was extreme,” Allor said. “It’s way too early, and there are too many uncertainties to know where we will be in one month, let alone two.”

Allor said she recognizes, and is proud of, all the sacrifices the people of Northeast Michigan have made during the pandemic