Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says that President Biden’s employer vaccine mandate is a “problem,” echoing concerns from businesses across the country.
Fox Business reports:
Whitmer engaged with local entrepreneurs Monday with the question,”What is on your radar that should be on ours at state government?” When several business owners commented on the effect of President Biden’s vaccine mandates, Whitmer said that as an employer, the state of Michigan has similar issues.
“We’re an employer too, the state of Michigan. I know if that mandate happens, we’re going to lose state employees. That’s why I haven’t proposed a mandate. We have a lot of the same concerns,” Whitmer said, according to the Greenville Daily News. “It’s going to be a problem for all of us.”
Whitmer cited the strain an employee mandate can have on an employer’s workforce as the main reason she has refrained from instituting a statewide policy herself.
On Tuesday, a federal judge in Georgia issues a stay on President Biden’s federal vaccine mandate.
U.S. District Judge R. Stan Baker issued a stay on the order in an Augusta, Georgia, federal court, saying he felt compelled to ensure “all branches of government act within the bounds of their constitutionally granted authorities.”