Latest Gretchen Whitmer News

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

Sep. 24, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The way President Joe Biden sees it, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade was not just about whether a woman has a right to obtain an abortion. “It’s about freedom,” Biden said at a private fundraiser in New York this past week. Vice President...

Michigan governor hopeful makes light of Whitmer kidnap plot

Sep. 23, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican candidate for Michigan governor on Friday compared Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's policies to the 2020 plot to kidnap the Democratic incumbent, remarks that Democrats criticized as making light of a serious and dangerous crime. Tudor Dixon referred to...

Governors races take on new prominence, with higher stakes

Sep. 22, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Governors races often are overshadowed by the fight for control of Congress during midterm elections. But this fall, which candidate wins a state’s top executive post could be pivotal for the nation’s political future. With abortion rights, immigration...

Midwestern partnership backs hydrogen as clean energy source

Sep. 19, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Seven Midwestern states are teaming up to accelerate the development of hydrogen as a clean-energy alternative for automobiles and factories that rely largely on climate-warming fossil fuels, governors said Monday. The partnership includes Illinois,...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 19, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Detroit News. September 16, 2022. Editorial: Lawmakers should own their pork Perhaps the lesson from the Legislature’s massive pork barrel spending sprees is this: Leave a billion dollars lying around, and politicians will find a way to spend it, and not always for...

Key insider in Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot gets sentence break

Sep. 16, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

A judge on Friday slashed nearly four years off the prison sentence of a star witness who pleaded guilty in the plot to kidnap Michigan's governor and helped federal prosecutors. Ty Garbin's sentence of 6 1/4 years was reduced to 2 1/2 years, a reward even greater than prosecutors...

Buttigieg awards grant to tear down divisive Detroit highway

Sep. 15, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-delayed plan to dismantle Interstate 375, a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago, was a big winner of federal money Thursday, the first Biden administration grant awarded to tear down a racially...

'Car guy' Biden touts electric vehicles at Detroit auto show

Sep. 14, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden, a “car guy” with his own vintage Corvette, showcased his administration's efforts to promote electric vehicles during a visit Wednesday to the Detroit auto show. Biden traveled to the massive North American International Auto Show to plug...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 12, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

Detroit News. September 7, 2022. Editorial: Board right to demand clarity from abortion proposal Incorrect spacing between words prompted a deadlocked vote from the Board of State Canvassers last week regarding the Reproductive Freedom for All ballot proposal, which...

Production resumes at Indiana refinery shutdown after fire

Sep. 12, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Regular production has resumed at a northwest Indiana refinery that was shut down last month following an electrical fire. The crude distillation unit at the BP refinery in Whiting along Lake Michigan has restarted, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported...