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Former state health director to receive more then $155,000 payout

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer's administration will pay the former director of the state's health department more than 155 thousand dollars.

The governor's office agreed to pay Robert Gordon after his resignation in January.

Gordon resigned abruptly in late January, hours after he signed mandates reopening indoor dining.

That's after the Michigan Supreme Court struck down many of Whitmer's executive orders.

The separation deal requires both sides maintain confidentiality about the reasons for his departure... which remain unclear.

Republican state Representative Matt Hall chaired the House Oversight Committee last term.

He told The Detroit News he's concerned government funds are being used to prevent taxpayers from knowing why Gordon left.