Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2019
Gov. Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Ordering State Departments and Agencies to Halt Action on PA 359
Attorney General Nessel declares Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority law unconstitutional
LANSING, Mich. -- Today after reviewing the opinion issued by Attorney General Nessel, Governor Whitmer signed an executive directive instructing state departments and agencies to halt any actions in furtherance of the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority law, Public Act 359 of 2018.
“I agree with the conclusion reached by Attorney General Nessel,” Whitmer said. “The Great Lakes are our most precious resource in Michigan, and because of their significance, I’ve instructed state departments and agencies to halt any actions in furtherance of this law.”
Executive Directive 2019-13 directs state departments and autonomous agencies not to take any further action regarding Act 359 and to report to the governor’s legal counsel regarding actions taken since the bill was passed.
This Executive Directive will be effective immediately upon filling.
To view the full executive directive and Attorney General opinion, click the links below: