Bizon comments on lawsuit against the governor

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Bizon, M.D., R-Battle Creek, issued the following statement Thursday regarding the Legislature’s lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for violating state law and disregarding the Michigan Constitution:

“I have been disappointed in the governor’s recent disregard for working with the Legislature to extend her emergency declarations, in clear violation of state law.

“Finding solutions to the extraordinary challenges we are facing will require cooperation among the co-equal branches of government.

“We have done our part to work in good faith with the governor. The governor, in response, has chosen to go it alone.

“That has left the Legislature with no choice but to file this lawsuit.”