Whitmer Urges Michigan Residents To Claim Free COVID-19 Tests From Federal GovernmentBeginning on Tuesday, Jan. 18, Americans are able to start ordering at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government.
Michigan Revenues Are $5.8B Higher Than Previously ForecastMichigan's two main funds will take in billions more than previously forecast, economists said Friday, again delivering good news to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and lawmakers before a budget cycle.
Judge Dismisses GOP Lawsuit Over Exception For Recall DonationsA federal judge dismissed Republicans' lawsuit challenging the ability of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's reelection campaign to collect excess donations under an exception for recall attempts, saying they lack the standing to sue.
Whitmer Tests Negative For COVID-19 After Husband Tests Positive, Will Continue To Work RemotelyGov. Gretchen Whitmer tested negative for COVID-19 again after her husband contracted the virus, but she will follow a remote work schedule.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer Vetoes Scholarship Plan Critics Liken To VouchersGov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed Republican-backed bills that would have created scholarship accounts for K-12 students to pay for educational expenses.
Ballot Drive Launched To Bypass Gov. Whitmer Veto Of Voucher PlanA ballot drive was launched Monday to sidestep Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's planned veto of Republican-proposed legislation that would authorize a school voucher-style system in Michigan.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer Calls For $5 Billion Insurance Refunds For DriversOn Monday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for refunds to be swiftly issued to drivers who pay for unlimited coverage of medical bills in car crashes.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer vetoes stricter voter ID, election billsMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday vetoed Republican-sponsored legislation that would have toughened in-person voter identification rules and required people to include additional information, such as their driver's license number on absentee ballot applications.
Michigan Senate Approves End To Tax On Menstrual ProductsOn Oct. 26 the Michigan Senate passed legislation that would eliminate the so-called “tampon tax” on menstrual products, sending it to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer who is expected to sign it into law.
Whitmer Names New Director Of Michigan's Unemployment Insurance AgencyDemocratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer replaced the acting director of Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency on Oct. 25 following months of scrutiny from Republican lawmakers.
Whitmer Orders Urgent Response To Lead CrisisGov. Gretchen Whitmer on Oct. 14, ordered a “whole-of-government” response to elevated levels of lead in Benton Harbor's water and vowed to accelerate the replacement of the southwestern Michigan' community's lead pipes.
Whitmer Proclaims Oct. 11 Indigenous Peoples' DayGov. Whitmer proclaims Oct. 11 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the state of Michigan.
Whitmer Proposes $6.3M To Reduce Backlog Of Felony CasesGov. Gretchen Whitmer on Oct. 7 proposed spending $6.3 million in federal rescue funding to reduce a backlog of felony cases in Michigan courts that was caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Whitmer Proposes Spending $200M To Replace Lead Water PipesGov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday proposed spending $200 million in federal pandemic relief funding to replace lead water pipes across Michigan, where aging underground infrastructure was exposed by Flint's disaster.
Whitmer Declares State Of Emergency For 3 South Michigan Counties After Severe Storm DamageGov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Branch, Hillsdale, and St. Joseph counties due to the impact of the severe thunderstorms and winds that occurred on Aug. 11 and 12.