Latest Gretchen Whitmer News

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 25, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; Gov. Kristi Noem, R-S.D.; Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif. ...

Michigan's top court urged to quickly address abortion ban

Jun. 24, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged the Michigan Supreme Court to quickly determine whether abortion will be legal in the state, a few hours after the U.S. Supreme Court ended a national right to abortion. Abortion in Michigan is legal — for now — because a judge...

Facebook removes GOP Senate candidate's 'RINO hunting' video

Jun. 20, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook on Monday removed a campaign video by Republican Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens that shows him brandishing a shotgun and declaring that he's hunting RINOs, or Republicans In Name Only. In the ad, Greitens, a former Missouri governor who...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 20, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

Detroit News. June 18, 2022. Editorial: FBI must release review in killing of extremist Whenever a citizen dies at the hands of law enforcement, the public is owed a full accounting of why it was necessary to use lethal force. The federal government has yet to explain...

Whitmer rejects proposed off-reservation casino project

Jun. 16, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rejected a proposal for a $180 million off-reservation casino in western Michigan that a tribe has been working toward for over a decade. Whitmer's rejection of the proposal Wednesday came after the U.S. Department of Interior rejected...

Michigan initiatives miss deadline, will look to Legislature

Jun. 16, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers behind two high-profile proposed laws in Michigan skipped a deadline to potentially appear on November’s ballot and will instead look to get the initiatives approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Of the 10 ballot committees attempting...

Craig files as write-in for Michigan GOP governor primary

Jun. 14, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Detroit police Chief James Craig filed Tuesday to run as a write-in candidate for Michigan governor weeks after being tossed from the Aug. 2 Republican primary ballot. Craig was among five Republican candidates deemed ineligible after the state...

Judge rules against Michigan Republican seeking governor bid

Jun. 13, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in Michigan on Monday refused Republican Perry Johnson's request to halt the printing of ballots for the GOP primary or to put his name on the ballot for governor, further dashing Johnson's chances at challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. ...

James Craig to run as write-in for Michigan GOP primary

Jun. 10, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit police Chief James Craig said he will run as a write-in candidate in the Republican primary for governor after fraudulent signatures on petitions left him short of the minimum to get on the Aug. 2 ballot. “I’m not going to roll over,” Craig said...