Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Trial Symbol Of Discord In West MichiganFour men described by prosecutors as radicals who schemed to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are on trial in a federal courthouse named for Gerald R. Ford, a political Mr. Nice Guy revered for moderation and bridge-building after the Watergate scandal.
New Laws Let Michigan Parole Board Wait 5 Years To Review Certain InmatesNew laws enacted Friday allow the Michigan Parole Board to delay reviews of killers and other violent offenders so they occur every five years instead of every one or two years.
Agent: 'Real Concern' Men In Whitmer Kidnap Plot May Get ExplosivesProsecutors in the trial of four men charged with planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer opened the first full day of testimony Thursday by showing jurors more profanity-filled messages and social media posts by two of the defendants from early summer 2020.
Michigan House Votes To Pause State Gas Tax, Heading To SenateThe House legislation, which was approved 63-39, will go to the governor once the Senate votes next week.
Whitmer Urges Congress To Pause 18-Cents-A-Gallon Gas TaxGov. Gretchen Whitmer joined five other Democratic governors Tuesday in urging Congress to pause the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gasoline tax for the rest of the year to alleviate pump prices that exceed $4 per gallon.
Lawyer: FBI Lured Men Into Gov. Whitmer Kidnap PlotOpening statements started Wednesday in the trial of four men who prosecutors say plotted to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 because they were angry about pandemic restrictions she imposed.
Michigan Drivers Will Begin Receiving $400 RefundsMichigan drivers with auto insurance will soon start getting previously announced $400 refunds per vehicle.
Michigan House Approves GOP Tax Cuts; No Deal With Gov. WhitmerRepublicans who control the Michigan Legislature agreed Tuesday on a plan to cut taxes by $2.5 billion annually, advancing a bill that will be vetoed because there is no deal with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Judge: No FBI Entrapment For 3 In Gov. Whitmer Kidnap PlotA judge ruled Tuesday that three men charged in a plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer before the 2020 election were not entrapped by the FBI.
Michigan Law Clears Way For Part-Timers To Keep Pandemic Unemployment AidA law enacted Monday gives Michigan's unemployment agency flexibility to stop seeking repayment of benefits from part-time workers who began qualifying when the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
Gov. Whitmer Signs $1.2B Bill To Fight COVID-19 With Federal FundsGov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday approved spending $1.2 billion in federal aid to fight COVID-19, including for understaffed health care providers to recruit and retain workers with bonuses.
Gov. Whitmer Proposes School Funding Boost, Bonuses And Tax CutsAwash in surplus revenue and federal pandemic aid, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday proposed a $74.1 billion state budget that would significantly boost education spending, pay bonuses to frontline workers and cut taxes for retirees and low-income families.
Whitmer To Propose Retention Bonuses For Teachers, StaffGov. Gretchen Whitmer will propose spending $2.3 billion over four years to recruit and retain teachers and other school staff, enticing them with annual $2,000 bonuses that would grow to $4,000 by 2025.
Whitmer Has $10M For Reelection, Shifts Funds To PartyGov. Gretchen Whitmer's reelection campaign reported Monday that it raised an additional $2.5 million over two months but that it also transferred out $3.8 million it cannot spend because Republicans' longshot recall efforts failed.
Perry Johnson Becomes 13th Republican To Join Race For Michigan GovernorPerry Johnson, a “quality guru” who founded a company that certifies if businesses are meeting industrial standards, filed papers Thursday to run for Michigan governor.