Latest Gretchen Whitmer News

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 24, 2024 07:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — National security adviser Jake Sullivan; Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sullivan; Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif.; Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla. ___ CBS’ “Face...

A Michigan toddler's shooting highlights new gun storage law and other states' strategies

Feb. 22, 2024 18:34 PM EST

A Michigan man is the first person to face charges under the state's new law requiring gun owners to keep weapons in locked storage containers around minors. The case is bringing attention to similar state laws across the U.S. and prosecutors' determination of when to bring criminal...

Fake Michigan Certificate of Votes mailed to U.S. Senate after 2020 presidential vote, official says

Feb. 13, 2024 16:30 PM EST

A fake Certificate of Votes was submitted to the U.S. Senate following Michigan’s 2020 presidential election, an official testified Tuesday during a preliminary hearing for six people facing forgery and other charges for allegedly serving as false electors. The “purported”...

New gun laws take effect on one-year anniversary of Michigan State University shooting

Feb. 12, 2024 16:44 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Professor Marco Díaz-Muñoz spent the past year trying to suppress the images, seared into his memory, of the gunman who entered his classroom at Michigan State University, killed two of his students and left others with critical wounds. He expects a...

Republican Michigan lawmaker loses staff and committee assignment after online racist post

Feb. 12, 2024 13:22 PM EST

A Republican lawmaker in Michigan lost his committee assignment and staff Monday, days after posting an image of a racist ideology on social media. House Speaker Joe Tate, a Democrat who is Black, said he will not allow the House to be a forum for “racist, hateful and bigoted...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Feb. 12, 2024 07:12 AM EST

Detroit News. February 10, 2024. Editorial: Don’t risk teacher pensions to grow government Spend now, pay later was Michigan’s longtime operating strategy. The state ignored its mounting future obligations in favor of adding new programs and projects. ...

Michigan governor's budget promises free education and lower family costs, but GOP says it's unfair

Feb. 07, 2024 17:27 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday presented a $80.7 billion budget Wednesday that aims to boost education spending and deliver on her promise to provide students free education from preschool through community college. The second-term Democratic...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Feb. 05, 2024 14:41 PM EST

Detroit News. February 3, 2024. Editorial: Monitor long-term progress in foster system It seems odd timing that a federal judge has eased some of the mandates Michigan’s child welfare must meet as part of a more than 15-year period of federal oversight considering a...

Democratic field set for special election that could determine control of Michigan House

Jan. 31, 2024 10:06 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic primaries in two special elections in the Detroit area seeking to break a tie in the Michigan House of Representatives were won by a county commissioner and city councilor who will now go on to face Republican opponents in their Democratic-leaning districts in...

2 Democratic-leaning Michigan House districts to hold special election primaries

Jan. 30, 2024 00:20 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan House districts will hold special election primaries on Tuesday to fill seats that were held by Democrats whose departures have left the legislative chamber in an even split since November. Six candidates are running in each of the Detroit-area...