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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

May 14, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News   Plymouth restaurant and bar owners, the backbone of Plymouth’s commerce, have proven to be a tenacious group – with stamina and determination to stay open – despite the hardship of forced closings due to the coronavirus shutdown. With business severely restricted,

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May 12, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News   Op-Ed  by Eric Esshaki I took Governor Whitmer to federal court last month. This set the stage for a legal battle between our most basic rights and the Governor’s right to set emergency rules during a crisis. I won, and so

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May 8, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News   Don Howard Staff Writer The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA), a trade group representing over 5,000 Michigan foodservice and lodging establishments, has called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to end the restaurant dining room closures on May 29, asserting restaurants should

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May. 3, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News   Don Howard Staff Writer Struggling Plymouth business owners are worried Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s unbridled executive power and refusal to talk or negotiate with the GOP-led legislature may wield the final blow to their already fragile enterprise, suffering since mid-March with the

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Apr. 26, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News   Don Howard Staff Writer Eric Esshaki, a Birmingham Republican running in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, with a strong desire to challenge U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Rochester Hills, sued Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Elections Director Jonathan Brater,

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Apr. 22, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News   Don Howard Staff Writer Operating on severely limited carry-out business-depending on customer loyalty to survive, Plymouth’s many restaurant and bar owners, like others in the state, has strictly followed the governor’s Executive Order since March 16, trying to sustain and uphold

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Apr. 19, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News   Don Howard Staff Writer The owner of a family run business with six locations in Metro Detroit, including Plymouth Township, has joined other named plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit filed last week in the United States District Court for the Western

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Apr. 18, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News   Don Howard Staff Writer With Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stepped-up safety protocols comes swirling controversy over interpretation of what is reasonable and fair and how to protect COVID-19 patients and hospital staff members. The Governor, who has been widely criticized for what

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Apr. 16, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News   Don Howard Staff Writer In a letter dated April 15, Plymouth Township declared professional landscaping an “essential function of township government.” Supervisor Kurt Heise posted notice on the township website and instructed Police Chief Tom Tiderington that landscaping services would be

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Apr. 14, 2020  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News   Don Howard Staff Writer Late Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order to grant financial assistance to struggling Michigan bar and restaurant owners suffering losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The order to provide communities with needed sustenance during the

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