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LANSING, Mich. – Following Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement of a stay-at-home order for all Michigan residents, excluding “essential critical infrastructure workers”, Americans for Prosperity-Michigan State Director, Annie Patnaude issued the following statement:
“We are in the midst of an unprecedented health and economic crisis. However, a blanket shelter-in-place order is the wrong approach for our state. All businesses are essential — to the people who own them, the people who work in them, and the communities they serve.
“Entrepreneurship and human ingenuity will ultimately drive solutions to this global pandemic and create ways to get people what they need. Our policymakers should place a high priority on identifying ways to encourage innovation and not squelch it. We appreciate the example Governor Whitmer set when she took steps to remove excessive regulations in order to allow more people to safely access the health care they need.
“It is critically important that any further actions to address this threat are targeted, limited in scope, and free from politics. We look forward to working with our policymakers to identify other ways to improve health without disastrous economic side effects.”
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