Gov. Whitmer Vetoes Bill To Exempt Graduations From Crowd LimitsGov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday vetoed Republican-sponsored legislation that would have exempted high school graduation ceremonies from COVID-19 restrictions on Michigan crowd sizes, calling it “half-baked and punchless.”
Michigan House Backs Expungement Of First DUI ConvictionsThe Michigan House passed another bill that would allow people to expunge first-time drunken-driving convictions from their records after five years, hoping the governor won't veto the measure a second time.
Advocates Call On Sen. Gary Peters To Schedule Hearing For Washington, D.C. Statehood BillAdvocates are calling on U.S. Senator Gary Peters to schedule a hearing on a bill for Washington, D.C. statehood.
Gov. Whitmer Vetoes Bill To End Virus Rules Without Lawmakers' OKGov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday again vetoed a Republican-backed bill that would have required legislative approval to extend Michigan’s COVID-19 restrictions, as cases and hospitalizations continued to rise amid increasing vaccinations.
Michigan High School Athletics Opposes Bill Targeting Transgender StudentsThe bill would ban transgender girls from playing on girls’ teams and block transgender boys from competing with boys.
Michigan House Ties Aid To Giving Virus Powers To CountiesThe Republican-controlled state House approved a nearly $3.6 billion coronavirus relief package Thursday but voted to withhold $2.1 billion for schools unless Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cedes the state’s authority to prohibit in-person instruction or sports to local health officials.
Whitmer Vetoes Bill To Let 1-Time DUI Offenders Clear RecordGov. Gretchen Whitmer refused to sign a bill that would have let one-time drunken drivers ask a judge to set aside their conviction, despite the measure's broad bipartisan support in the Michigan Legislature.
Gov. Whitmer Vetoes Bill That Would Limit Virus-Related OrdersThe bill “would recklessly undermine” efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Whitmer said.
Gov. Whitmer Signs $106M COVID Relief PlanGov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a $106 million plan Tuesday that will provide relief to businesses and fund efforts to fight the economic impact of the coronavirus.
DTE Energy Announces Up To 4% Bill Relief In Summer MonthsDTE Energy says customers will save three to four percent on their bills this summer.
Here's A Closer Look At Bills Gov. Whitmer Signed Into LawOn Thursday, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 268 and House Bills 5576 & 5580, which together establish the governor’s Michigan Reconnect Grant Program and move Michigan closer to reaching the governor’s goal of attaining 60 percent postsecondary educational attainment by 2030.
Michigan State Representative Wants To Eliminate Required Training Hours For Barber LicensesState Representative Steven Johnson says the current requirement of 1,800 hours for a license is too high.
Whitmer Signs Bill To Help High School Dropouts Continue Their EducationThe bill which encourages school districts to identify students who have dropped out of school and enroll them in a specialized program to help finish their high school degree.
Legislature Sends Whitmer Bill To Lift Ban On Deer BaitingMichigan’s Republican-led Legislature has given final approval to a bill that would lift a state ban on using bait to hunt deer, but it faces a veto from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist Signs First Bill As Acting GovernorLieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist, in his role as acting governor, signed House Bill 4044 on Thursday which passed with strong bipartisan support.