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Five Times More Whitmer Executive Orders Than Ohio

But Florida's governor has issued even more

On Sept. 9, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued her 180th executive order of 2020. It clarified details and issues related to a previous order requiring face mask use in high school sports.

Athletes participating in school football, soccer or volleyball will still have to wear a face mask while on the field, the new order specifies.

While direct comparisons may not tell the whole story, Whitmer has issued more than five times the number of executive orders in 2020 than the 35 issued by Ohio's governor.

One state has surpassed Michigan in the number of EOs in 2020: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued 214 executive orders this year.

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