LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed Republican-sponsored legislation that would have exempted high school graduation ceremonies from COVID-19 restrictions on crowd sizes, calling it “half-baked and punchless.”
Thursday's veto came two days after her administration’s order was loosened to end outdoor capacity limits and cap indoor gatherings at 50% occupancy.
Whitmer also vetoed a bill that would have prohibited a governor from issuing an emergency order extending response times for public-records requests or otherwise limiting a public body’s duties under the Freedom of Information Act.
She did so for two months early in the pandemic.