Despite a solid victory for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and fellow Democrats in the Michigan Legislature, Republicans increased their share of county commission seats, where maps are still drawn by local politicians.
While running for re-election, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer created a parents’ council. Now, the group has issued vague recommendations for Michigan schools that haven’t dampened criticism about the council from Republicans.
The donation keeps the Patmos Library in Jamestown Township open longer after residents defeated tax requests over objections to sexually charged books. But the library’s fate is uncertain without public funding.
Political campaign texting is annoying for those on the receiving end, but they’re a cheap way to reach potential voters. Michigan can’t eliminate them, but lawmakers and others can take steps to limit unwanted texts.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer calls national speculation ‘surreal’ but says she does not plan to run for president. ‘I love state government because the work that we do, you can see the results,’ she told Bridge Michigan.