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Bottle returns can resume June 15. Drive-ins, immediately. Ditto for housekeeping services. But you have to wait until next week for restaurants and bars. And still no word on when tattoo shops, hairdressers and trampoline parks can reopen.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blasted President Donald Trump after he reportedly lashed out at governors, telling them to “dominate” protesters or “you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks.”
Gretchen Whitmer will allow the rest of the state to follow the lead of northern Michigan next week as she lifts coronavirus restrictions, sources tell Bridge Michigan.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is utilizing a federal “work share” program to furlough state employees one day per week. Because of federal benefits, many state workers will earn more than they would have working five days per week.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced late Friday that it is backing a lawsuit against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, arguing she “imposed arbitrary and irrational limits” on businesses to fight COVID-19.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday disputed a health department official’s characterization that her office gave a “green light” for the state to hire a Democratic campaign consultant’s firm to lead a volunteer COVID-19 contact tracing program.
The coronavirus pandemic and state lockdown have prompted a budget shortfall estimated at $6.2 billion, and Gov. Whitmer says Michigan and other states desperately need help from the federal government.
At least four Michigan tribes plan to reopen facilities by Friday or Monday and a fifth on June 8, following a two-month closure that has drained funds in tribal communities.
Emails show Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office gave the “green light” for a contact tracing deal to a controversial firm, despite her public denials about the awarding of the no-bid contract.
Enforcing traditional petition signature thresholds amid a global pandemic that requires social distancing would be unconstitutional, according to Fair and Equal Michigan, which sued the state on Monday.
Michigan has changed how it reports positive coronavirus tests and the implications could influence how quickly the state's economy reopens
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends Michigan's stay-home restrictions for a few more weeks, citing an uptick in coronavirus cases in a handful of counties in mid-Michigan and the west side of the state.
At least a half-dozen sheriffs have resisted Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders during the coronavirus crisis; some belong to a national group that says sheriffs are the final authority on the constitution within their county.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has loosened restrictions on gatherings and retail stores ahead of Memorial Day weekend, but some confusion remains. Here’s what you can and can’t do. Spoiler alert: You may want to hold off on that hug.
In a ruling that is likely to be appealed, a Court of Claims judge ruled that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer can extend emergencies without GOP input under a 1945 law.
As coronavirus cases slow and economic fears grow, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is loosening some restrictions put in place to combat coronavirus.
The president said he’d “hold up funding” for the state as it faces a $6.2 billion budget shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Two months into the pandemic, Michigan will begin tallying ‘probable’ COVID-19 deaths rather than just those confirmed with a test. Already more than 5,000 have died statewide, and the changes could increase tally 10 percent.
As the coronavirus slams Michigan prisons, 1,500 prisoners remain locked up even though they’ve been granted parole. That’s because of strict Truth in Sentencing laws that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has refused to change amid the pandemic.
An executive order by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer requires newly reopened manufacturers to "suspend all non-essential in-person visits, including tours" to protect workers from the novel coronavirus. Trump is expected to tour a Ford facility on Thursday.