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.
Whitmer Offers To Help Refugees From AfghanistanGov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a statement as the United States prepares for refugees to arrive.
Whitmer Proposes Spending $1B To Boost Business ClimateGov. Gretchen Whitmer, on Aug. 23, proposed spending about $1 billion in federal pandemic rescue funding to help boost the business climate, redevelop polluted sites, and take steps such as accelerating the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Clarkston Man Charged With Threatening WhitmerAttorney General Dana Nessel announced that a Clarkston man has been charged for sending threatening messages directed at Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
US Seeks 9-Year Prison Term For Gov. Whitmer Kidnap PlotterFederal prosecutors recommended a nine-year prison sentence Wednesday for a man who said he worked on a wild plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.