Lauwers thanks Whitmer for listening

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Floor Leader Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, issued the following statement Tuesday in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announcing changes to state restrictions on small businesses and gatherings:

“Today the governor announced a new order allowing for increased capacity limits at various venues and larger gatherings.

“Thankfully, the governor is paying attention and responded to the letter several of my colleagues and I sent her and Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel last month urging them to fix the confusing restrictions on local governments and bodies and their ability to meet and serve their local communities.

“The governor’s orders were limiting residents’ access to their local elected
officials and the community entities necessary to carry out the functions of municipal life.

“Today’s update fixes that. I thank the governor for her response, and I urge her to lift some of her other restrictions doing so much damage to our residents and their way of life.”