Whitmer Releases Plan Draft For Achieving Carbon Neutrality In MichiganMichigan will build clean energy infrastructure and invest in green programs over the next 30 years with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to confront climate change, a draft of a state plan says.
Whitmer Administration Disputes Pending Report On Nursing Home DeathsGov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration disputed the methodology and conclusions in a pending report that is expected to say there were nearly 30% more coronavirus-related deaths tied to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in Michigan than reported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Michigan Gov. Whitmer Plans Virtual State Of The State Address On Jan. 26In a joint statement, Whitmer and House Speaker Jason Wentworth said they agreed the address should be virtual "to ensure everyone can safely partake in this time-honored event."
Gov. Whitmer Isolating After Husband Tests Positive For COVID-19The governor, who was not experiencing symptoms, had a negative rapid test and was awaiting the results of a PCR lab test out of an abundance of caution, spokesperson Bobby Leddy said.
Michigan Schools Hiring More Than 500 Mental Health StaffersSchools across Michigan are recruiting 562 mental and physical health professionals, the governor announced as experts said the increase is needed after years of understaffing and overburdening schools.
Whitmer Signs Executive Order To Form Unemployment Fraud Response Team Following ReportThis comes after a report says the state allegedly gave away $8.5 billion in fraudulent benefits.
Gov. Whitmer OKs Extending Development Tax Incentives In Michigan By 5 YearsThe state's economic development board can approve new projects through 2027, instead of 2022, under a bill signed last week.
Whitmer Limits Michigan Redistricting Panel's Use Of Closed MeetingsGov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday that she signed legislation to prohibit Michigan's new redistricting commission from citing exceptions under the Open Meetings Act to hold closed sessions.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer Signs Bill For Non-Teaching Staff To Work As SubsMichigan public schools can use non-teaching staff as substitute teachers the rest of the academic year under a law designed to address a shortage during the coronavirus pandemic.
Defense Seeks To Dismiss Indictment In Whitmer Kidnapping Plot CaseAttorneys for five men accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are looking to dismiss the indictment.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer Signs $1.5 Billion In Business IncentivesMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Monday to spend $1.5 billion on economic development efforts for businesses, including possible funds to build a General Motors factory to manufacture electric vehicle batteries in the Lansing area.
Michigan Housing Authority Awarding Over $13 Million For 690 New Units In Detroit, Other CommunitiesThe development project in Detroit is the Lee Plaza, which is awarded $1.5 million -- the highest amount awarded -- for 52 new apartments. A total of 14 projects will be awarded under the LIHTC.
Michigan Drivers To Receive $400 Refund Checks Per Vehicle In 2022, Whitmer SaysDrivers are expected to receive checks in the second quarter of 2022, Whitmer and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) announced on Tuesday.
More Michigan Firefighters With Cancer Eligible For BenefitsA new Michigan law makes more firefighters with cancer eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
Whitmer Seeks $300M For COVID-19 Testing At Michigan SchoolsThe money was included in the relief law approved by Congress and President Joe Biden in March.