密西根州政府. Whitmer calls state Republicans ‘cruel and recklessover threat to withhold education relief

密西根州政府. Whitmer calls state Republicans 'cruel and reckless' over threat to withhold education relief

Michigan’s 民主的 政府. 格雷琴·惠特默 chided the state’s 共和党人 on Thursday after the 立法者 threatened to withhold billions in school funding over arguments regarding her handling of the 2019冠状病毒病大流行.

At a news conference, Whitmer said the GOP membersactions werecruel and reckless,” noting that lives continue to hang in the balance.

Numbers in the state have dipped recently and officials 已报告 the fewest new cases in over three months on Tuesday.

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星期四, 美国 Department of Health 已报告 1,872 new cases and 80 死亡人数. There have been almost 14,500 deaths there since March.

The executive has to be nimble and quick when lives are on the line,” 她说.

此外, Whitmer also addressed criticism largely regarding her handling of in-person education and 体育.

She said that while metrics matter in the state’s response to the virus’s spread, specific figures areproblematicand context is also important.

Whitmer noted that while other states had set standards before, “every state that has done that has had to change that along the way.

That’s why we’ve been reticent,” 她说.

Starting on Monday, 二月. 1, 饭店 can resume indoor dining at 25% capacity with a 10 下午. curfew. The order will be in effect until Sunday, 二月. 21.

Whitmer’s remarks came on the heels of her third State of the State address, during which she called for unity to a mixed reaction.

It’s easy to look back on this last year and focus on the bad. But we cannot forget the action we took to protect ourselves and our families,” 她说. “To those of you who stepped up and did your part, who listened to medical experts, stayed home, wore a mask, helped out a neighbor, and practiced social distancing – your action saved lives. Your action ensured that more Michiganders will be able to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas 2021 with their loved ones.

Speaking directly to the state’s legislative leaders in her address, Whitmer said the job now is tofix the damn road ahead – together.

Let’s commit to the strong bipartisan action we took last year and focus that same energy to end the pandemic, grow our 经济 and get our kids back on track,” she urged. “The people of Michigan are counting on us.

While Democrats like state Rep. Darrin Camilleri thanked Whitmer for her direction and guidance during the crisis, 共和党人 were not as convinced.

Just hours prior to the speech, 参议院 共和党人 rejected 13 of her appointments to various boards and committees and House Republicans said they would hold onto a significant chunk of a multi-billion-dollar aid package unless Whitmer agrees to a that would strip her and the Michigan Health Department of emergency health powers.

Whitmer proposed a $ 5.6 billion recovery plan 上个星期, and Republicans countered with $ 3.5 十亿. Although both plans prioritize reopening schools, Whitmer is supporting a return date of Mar. 1 and House Republicans are hoping to offer public schools $ 250 per student if they commit to a Feb. 15 reopening.

密西根州政府. Gretchen Whitmer wears a mask with the word "投票" displayed on the front during a roundtable discussion on healthcare, Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020, in Kalamazoo, 我. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)/

密西根州政府. Gretchen Whitmer wears a mask with the word “投票” displayed on the front during a roundtable discussion on healthcare, Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020, in Kalamazoo, 我. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)/ ((Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)/)

在声明中 released before Whitmer’s address, House Speaker Jason Wentworth and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said that putting Michigan back to work is long overdue.

The people we represent did not consent to Gov. Whitmer’s continued closures. The people of Michigan want and deserve answers,” 他们说.

它的. Jon Bumstead, 代表. Greg VanWoerkom, 和森. Rick Outman all told FOX 17 that Whitmer’s actions would speak louder than her calls to work togetherthough VanWoerkom asked for a partner in the governor’s office to getthings done for Michigan families.

Some Michigan school districts haven’t had in-person classes since Marchthat’s hurting kids in ways we can’t even imagine, and not just academically,” Michigan House Appropriations Committee Chairman Thomas Albert said in a Wednesday statement. “The disruption of sports and other extracurricular activities also takes a major toll.

He also noted that Whitmer’s budget request isoff the mark by a wide margin.

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich shot back that if Republicans really wanted to help, they could offer solutions instead of raise issues.

It’s not our job to play petty games just for the sake of flexing on the governor, especially while she’s trying to get us through the tail end of a deadly pandemic with little to no help from you,” 他说.

星期四, Whitmer said that her administration has invited Republicans to data modeling meetings, but they had often beenno-shows.

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Reportedly seekingcommon groundwith the legislature, Whitmer told reporters she did not respond to Republicansactions on Wednesday because she wanted to acknowledge the sacrifices of Michiganders and the residents lost to the pandemic.

I’m not going to sink to have this argument that apparently some members of the Legislature want to have,” 她说.

Fox News has reached out to Whitmer’s office for comment, but did not receive a response.

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