Freep: In secret recording, trainer for Unlock Michigan advises on unlawful tactics

LANSING – A company collecting signatures to strip Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of her emergency powers coached paid petition circulators on giving voters false information, illegally collecting signatures without witnessing them, trespassing on private property, and even lying under oath, a secretly recorded videotape shows. The video showing Erik Tisinger, a trainer for the California signature…

Crain’s Detroit: McQuade and Pirich: Ending Whitmer’s emergency powers would leave Michigan at risk in COVID-19 pandemic

Michigan’s governor, like the governors of other states, is authorized under state law to exercise emergency powers to respond to a crisis. Recent attacks in the form of lawsuits and a petition for a ballot initiative threaten to eliminate those powers to the detriment of the people of Michigan. We should reject these ill-conceived attacks…

Michigan Advance: Susan J. Demas: The majority backs Whitmer’s pandemic actions. But it could only take 3% to stop her.

If I were governor, most things would still be shut down in Michigan, including outdoor dining, malls and gyms that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has allowed to open with restrictions. It would be easy, because as a longtime female political columnist, I’m quite comfortable being resented and hated, but that’s also why few journalists ever succeed…