Skip to comments.Midwest Governors Announce Partnership to Coordinate Reopening Economies
Posted on 04/17/2020 9:48:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A bipartisan group of governors from seven states announced on April 16 that they would form a Midwest regional partnership to coordinate efforts to reopen their states economies amid the CCP virus pandemic.
The partnership will see the governors exchanging expert data and advice to reopen their economies in a way that prioritizes our workers health, the governors said in a statement Thursday.
It includes Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-Ill.), Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.), Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.), Gov. Andy Beshear (D-Ky.), Gov. Tony Evers (D-Wis.) and Gov. Tim Walz (D-Minn.).
We look forward to working with experts and taking a fact-based, data-driven approach to reopening our economy in a way that protects families from the spread of COVID-19, the governors said in a statement. Our No. 1 priority when analyzing when [is] best to reopen our economy is the health and safety of our citizens.
The Midwestern alliance joins pacts on the West Coast and in the Northeast that were announced earlier this week. Altogether, the 17 states covered by the partnerships are home to nearly half the countrys population.
Phasing in sectors of our economy will be most effective when we work together as a region, the governors said. They emphasized that the partnership does not translate to all seven states reopening their economies at once, or every state taking the same steps simultaneously.
But close coordination will ensure we get this right, they continued.
We are eager to work together to mitigate the economic crisis this virus has caused in our region, the governors said. We recognize that our economies are all reliant on each other, and we must work together to safely reopen them so hardworking people can get back to work, and businesses can get back on their feet.
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* sustained control of the rate of new infections and hospitalizations,
* enhanced ability to test and trace, sufficient health care capacity to handle resurgence,
* best practices for social distancing in the workplace.
Over time, people will go back to work, restaurants will reopen, and things will go back to normal. We look forward to working together as one region to tackle this challenge together, the statement concludes.
I”m shocked to see Michigan in that list.
The Democrat Governors will open right AFTER we hit DEPRESSION status.
pubs are caving.....so disappointing.....
5 hard core rats, 1 jello spine rino and I don’t know about the Ind Gov. I am not optimistic.
Which are basically the criteria that Trump laid out. It makes sense for them to work together. Opening your state is asking for trouble if the state next to you has Covid-19 running wild. What’s to prevent their people coming in and infecting your people?
Stay up north. We do not want you here. Gretchen would love to ruin our upcoming parade on May 1.
(May Day, whodathunkit?)
yep, I wonder about this, with 5 Democrats and only 2 Republicans, the Republicans will be outvoted/overruled, assuming all these governors made some pact to act together and in concert with the reopening process.
The only capstone to this bunch of hacks would be having Adolf Northam join.
metaphorical ‘Parade’ of course.
There will be openings. Some places are preparing to open and challenge any fines or penalties in court since the legislators did not define the law. Governors do not make laws.
Since when is Kentucky a midwestern state? And Iowa + the upper Great Plains states not?
Yep - Michigan is there because their Governess intends to ride the coattails of the rest because she knows she’s in way over her empty little head...
Kentucky is included because a lot of people live in Kentucky and work in Ohio. Cincinnatis international airport, in fact, is across the Ohio River in Kentucky.
The De-whiner was already getting protests before the POTUS gave him free rein to open Ohio as possible. We are not in a mood to be led by the sob sisters in Ky., Mich. or Illinois. I think Pense will excert some leverage in Indiana and bring them along.
Mike better kick it in gear or get kicked in the rear. Even the Socialist Republic of Columbus will revolt come football season.
meanwhile Missouri just extended stay-at-home as of yesterday until May 3rd - 11:59pm
What could possibly go right?
Great - what a List. The idiot Rino Holcomb from Indiana had no problem falling in line.
I agree. The IND governor might have felt surrounded.
Wouldn't surprise me if they sent a bunch of knowingly infected people to South Dakota just to embarrass their governor.
Dewine? At best a RINO. But not as hate-fille, anti-Trump as the rest. Democrats on both coasts, and now the north coast, are fighting Trump.
You mean "Blackface Northam". This one's got to be hammered home.
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