Gretchen Whitmer Vetoes Bill Exempting Graduation Ceremonies from Crowd Restrictions

Gretchen Whitmer Vetoes Bill Exempting Graduation Ceremonies from Crowd Restrictions


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) vetoed a bill that would have exempted graduation crowds from her coronavirus capacity restrictions.

The governor blasted Republicans after they passed the legislation and claimed there was no issue.

“This bill is a solution in search of a problem,” Whitmer said, NBC 6 reported. “Rather than sending me half-baked and punchless legislation like HB 4728, I encourage the Legislature to join me in eradicating this pandemic and making transformational investments in our economy.”

Whitmer is maintaining indoor capacity limits at 50 percent until July 1. In recent days, she has waffled on whether restrictions still in effect would actually be lifted that day.

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Roseville Community Schools will be holding a “drive-up” ceremony for seniors because Whitmer’s order remains in effect.

According to the Detroit News, “About 300 seniors will be in their vehicles when they ‘drive up’ and graduate.”

“It takes a

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