Michigan House Approves Additional Pandemic Grants For BusinessesGyms, movie theaters, and other businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic would receive state grants under a $185 million spending bill that won initial legislative approval Thursday.
Whitmer Proposes Tax Cuts, More Mental Health Workers During State Of The State AddressFlush with surplus state revenues, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday called for a series of targeted tax cuts while outlining her legislative agenda and touting bipartisan accomplishments before she is up for reelection.
Judge Won't Dismiss Charges Ahead Of Whitmer Kidnap Plot TrialA judge rejected claims of entrapment Tuesday and declined to dismiss charges ahead of a March trial against five men accused of trying to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Gov. Whitmer To Propose Tripling Michigan's Tax Credit For Low-Wage WorkersGov. Gretchen Whitmer will ask lawmakers to triple Michigan's tax credit for low- and moderate-income workers, putting on average an extra $350 a year into their pockets.
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.
Whitmer Supports Vaccine Mandate; AG Nessel Would DefendMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she still supports President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, clarifying comments she made earlier this month in which she expressed concerns about it.
Former Agent In Whitmer Kidnap Probe Takes Deal In Assault CaseA lead investigator in the alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleaded no contest Monday to assaulting his wife, though he said he has no memory of it.
Pro-Whitmer Group Launches Ads To Tout $400 Insurance RefundA Democratic group allied with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is launching ads over the college football bowl season to tout pending $400-per-vehicle refunds for all Michigan drivers with insurance.
Push For Gun-Control Bills Renewed After Oxford High School ShootingOn Wednesday, Dec. 1, Democrats vowed to push new gun-control legislation and to revive stalled bills in Michigan's Republican-led Legislature following the mass shooting that occurred at Oxford High School.
Audit Shows Michigan Unemployment Agency Overpaid $3.9 BillionErrors in the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Office led to $3.9 billion in overpayments during the processing of 5.4 million unemployment claims amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a state audit released Thursday.
Whitmer Encourages Michigan Residents To Get COVID-19 Booster 6 Months OutOn Wednesday, Nov. 17, Gov. Whitmer encouraged all eligible adults to schedule appointments to receive a booster shot if it has been six months from when they were fully vaccinated.
Lawmakers OK Ban On FOIA-Avoidant Apps For State EmployeesThe Michigan House on Nov. 9 approved a ban on the use of messaging apps or other software on state employees’ work-issued electronic devices if the technology would prevent communications from being subject to public record requests.
Michigan House Leader Wants Earlier Elections To Fill SeatsThe Republican leader of the Michigan House urged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to immediately schedule special elections to fill what will be four open seats in the chamber, which would be the most vacancies in at least 30 years.
Michigan Farmers To Receive Grants For Assistance With Specialty CropsSeveral farming organizations across the state will receive funding to support the specialty crop industry.
Michigan Drivers Will Get Insurance Refunds; Details ComingAll insured Michigan drivers will be getting refunds due to a $5 billion surplus in a fund that reimburses insurers medical and other costs for people seriously injured in crashes.