We’ve got some questions for the Governor. We bet you do, too.

COVID-19 infection rates are rising more slowly, public health officials are talking about lights at the end of the tunnel, and models show Michigan hitting it’s viral “peak.” That’s good news and suggests that we’re moving in the right direction.

Meanwhile in Lansing, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended and expanded her lockdown order, keeping Michigan workers off the job site and preventing them from feeding their families.

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Freedom Alert: Legislature Has a Critical Role During Pandemic

Late last week, Gov. Whitmer asked for an astonishing 70-day extension to the state of emergency she declared on March 10, that is set to expire today. Part of her supposed rationale was so the Legislature wouldn’t have to meet frequently. It’s for their own safety, of course.

A lot of dramatic actions have been taken in the name of safety lately. And while many of these are reasonable responses to the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting the legislature forfeit its constitutional role as the people's voice, is not.
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In defense of the Legislature's governing role in coronavirus crisis response

This column first appeared in Crain's Detroit Business.

For the strength and safety of our state and its citizens, the partisan handwringing over the Michigan Legislature meeting this week and anytime in the future should end.

The Legislature has both important functions to perform, and very real constraints on how they can operate.

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Stuck at Home? Join us In the Trenches - Quarantine Edition!

A global pandemic has a way of grinding things to a halt. Like you, we’re staying home, “social distancing” and doing our part to “flatten the curve.”

(We’re also looking desperately forward to the day when we never have to hear the phrases “social distancing” and “flatten the curve” again.)
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In the Trenches: COVID-19

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An offer you CAN refuse!

We could all use a little good news these days, right? Well buckle up!

COVID-19 and the state’s reaction might be dominating the news, but it’s not all that’s happening in Lansing.
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Good News!

We’ve heard this Fred Rogers quote so often, it’s almost become a cliché: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

There’s a lot of depressing news out there, and it would be easy to feel overwhelmed and isolated. But we are not alone – we’re in this fight together. In the midst of this crisis, we see and hear so many stories of good people who are helping.

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Putting Others First

An interesting thing happened on the road to a global pandemic. Normal, everyday, regular people across Michigan – and the United States – stopped what they were doing, sacrificed their own paychecks and livelihoods and schedules, and made a lot of tough choices to protect their friends and neighbors.

News coverage is dominated with updates and discussions and breaking news surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic. We’ve all seen the stories about toilet paper hoarders and diminishing medical supplies.

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Michiganians prioritize their neighbors' needs

This column originally appeared in the Detroit News.

For the next few weeks at least, Michiganians are going to experience a very new kind of normal. Schools are closed. Parishioners are gathering for Sunday morning worship on the internet. Businesses are encouraging their team members to work remotely. Sports are canceled. So are vacations.

Business-as-usual doesn’t fly when a global pandemic comes knocking.

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Now is not the time for political gamesmanship

As you know, we at the Michigan Freedom Fund have very strong beliefs regarding our First Principles – that the power of our government is derived from the consent of the governed, and that our Constitution guarantees these inalienable rights.

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