Latest Gretchen Whitmer News

Michigan Democrats pass over $1 billion in spending

Jan. 27, 2023 16:11 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature will set aside $200 million out of about $1 billion in spending for a paper mill in the Upper Peninsula, while also setting aside more money for the state's economic development fund. The legislation, which was passed late Thursday...

Gov. Whitmer plans tax cuts, stricter gun laws, free pre-K

Jan. 25, 2023 21:56 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlined an agenda Wednesday that will prioritize enacting stricter gun laws, repealing outdated laws that restrict abortion and who one can marry and providing pre-K education for all 4-year-olds in the state. Whitmer, in her...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jan. 23, 2023 07:22 AM EST

Detroit News. January 21, 2023. Editorial: New ‘zombie laws’ muddy right-to-work Proposing laws that directly contradict U.S. Supreme Court rulings might be a feel-good exercise for Michigan lawmakers. But it risks creating an atmosphere of uncertainty for...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jan. 15, 2023 20:48 PM EST

Detroit News. January 14, 2023. Editorial: Dems turn back toward ‘Lost Decade’ When Rick Snyder was elected governor in 2010 the state ranked dead last in economic growth and employment in a Business Leaders for Michigan report. It had spent most of the previous...

Michigan budget surplus projected to reach $9.2B by fall

Jan. 13, 2023 18:22 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan state government is awash in tax dollars. The state could end the fiscal year with a surplus of $5.1 billion in the general fund and $4.1 billion in the school aid fund, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget director said Friday. The budget year ends on...

Michigan Democrats unveil first moves in new session

Jan. 12, 2023 17:30 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other Democratic leaders on Thursday wasted no time outlining their highly anticipated priorities for the session, including tax cuts and repeal of right to work, after taking total control of state government for the first time in 40...

Whitmer headed to Europe, Davos to tout economic development

Jan. 11, 2023 13:28 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will travel to Europe next week for a five-day trip to promote the state's recent economic developments and with hopes of attracting new businesses in the automotive and clean energy industries. The Democratic governor will...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jan. 09, 2023 07:18 AM EST

Detroit News. January 7, 2023. Editorial: Dump state school board to start education fix Education in Michigan is in crisis. Dismal data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) shows some Michigan students suffered reading losses more than twice...

Historic term begins in Michigan as Whitmer, others sworn in

Jan. 01, 2023 16:20 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was sworn in for second term as the state's 49th governor on Sunday, pushing a message of unity and working together during remarks on the state Capitol steps as Democrats took full control of the state government for the first time in 40...

'You've got to deliver': Democrats take charge in Michigan

Dec. 30, 2022 07:56 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats will be in charge of Michigan's state government for the first time in nearly 40 years come January, raising progressive hopes of undoing decades of Republican-backed measures and advancing an agenda that includes restrictions on guns and help for the working poor....