Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
80,000 Michiganders who must report to work — or prove to the state why they can’t — have until Saturday to file reports, according to the governor’s office. The state GOP stands behind the work rules.
In the depths of the Great Recession, Michigan invested in a fund to help high-tech startups. Some of those firms have left the state, and the program spent $255,000 for every job it created. Taxpayers are stuck with the tab.
"We should be focused on how we ensure our education system does not fail our children, rather than throwing in the towel and inciting rebellion," writes Michigan's Senate majority leader.
Is Gretchen Whitmer a hero for borrowing billions to fix highways or has she already broken a central campaign promise? Michigan Fact Squad investigates ads reaching opposite conclusions on the governor.
The Democratic governor is proposing $15 million in funding for the tourism advertising campaign she nixed last year during a budget .
Much could change before Michigan adopts a budget this year, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants more money for vulnerable mothers, environmental cleanups and education. College and municipal leaders aren’t so happy.
Michigan’s governor proposes a big move toward universal pre-K and free training and college for adults in a budget that includes the biggest school aid increase in 20 years. State university funding? Meh.
Addressing everyday social determinants today — from food security to postpartum care to youngsters’ teeth — will save more in the long run, says Michigan’s Health and Human Services director.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stands in spotlight, as she delivers Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Republicans say all she’s delivered is broken promises.
Gretchen Whitmer says ‘Americans are hurting,’ especially in Michigan, which is expected to be a battleground state in this year’s presidential election.
Beset with common but daunting problems, leaders in rural Michigan implore Michigan’s Democratic governor to create a Cabinet-level post to address their concerns.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to highlight six familiar issues after 2019 plans to fix roads, change school funding, close a talent gap and curb distracted driving failed or moved slowly in GOP Legislature.
An estimated 5,000 students could be flagged to repeat third grade because of low reading scores. In her State of the State address, Whitmer will unveil a plan designed to help parents get around the Republican-backed law.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's new plan to "fix the damn roads" by issuing $3.5 billion in bonds would help rebuild Michigan highways without a tax increase but saddle the state with decades of new debt.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in her second State of the State, says she’ll work around recalcitrant Republicans to fix roads, maintain Affordable Care Act protections and ensure students don’t repeat the third grade because of the reading law.
Plenty of obstacles remain, but the Michigan Senate wants to study whether tolls could help fix roads. The proposal comes as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce her new plans for road repairs.
The speech is often given to rising stars in the party that is not in the White House. That provides opportunities and risks for the state’s first-term Democratic governor.
Religious and non-public school groups want the Michigan Supreme Court to strike down a constitutional amendment banning taxpayer funding for private schools, arguing it was motivated by anti-Catholic bias and violates free exercise rights.
Gretchen Whitmer came into office promising big fixes to roads and schools. But with a Republican Legislature, the Democrat’s first year is ending with few big victories.
After weeks of delays, Michigan lawmakers agree to compromise with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on budget vetoes and spending shifts. Left unresolved: nearly a half-billion dollars still cut from the budget.