Lauwers comments on lawsuit against the governor

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, issued the following statement Wednesday after the Legislature filed a lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for violating state law and disregarding the Michigan Constitution:

“Michigan is in the middle of not only a health crisis, but an economic one. Our governor’s reckless decision to act apart from the input of the Legislature is costing Michiganders dearly.

“The governor could choose to continue to work with us, as she has in the past. But she has decided to defy state law and make these decisions unilaterally.

“Our only recourse to help ensure that the Legislature has a voice in helping restore commonsense decisions backed by science is to file this lawsuit.

“Now that this suit is before the courts, I will not be commenting further on it.”