The state’s leading small business organization, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), supports the “Unlock Michigan” ballot initiative that would repeal the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945 (Public Act 302 of 1945). Governor Whitmer has been using this Act to continue the “State of Emergency” and issue executive orders that do not require legislative oversight or approval. With enough signatures and verification from the Bureau of Elections, the legislature can approve the citizen’s initiative with a simple majority vote without the governor’s approval.

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