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Whitmer wants $5M in COVID relief plan for Capitol gun ban

A $5.6 billion COVID-19 recovery plan unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer carves out $5 million to be put toward upgrading security at the...

Michigan’s budget picture improves, but state treasurer says more federal relief...

Budget experts are cautiously optimistic about Michigan’s fiscal outlook after many were concerned the COVID-19 pandemic would lead to a long economic downturn ,...

DHHS lifts more restrictions, but Republicans threaten to halt gov’s appointments...

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced Wednesday that some pandemic restrictions are being loosened. Legislative Republicans, however, continue to push...

Whitmer wants federal COVID-19 relief doled out. Republicans want remaining restrictions...

Michigan House Republicans say that in order for the state’s GOP-led Legislature to consider allocations for federal COVID-19 relief, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will first...

Whitmer pledges to ‘stay focused’ and get state through ‘tough time’

Many people will define 2020 as the year COVID-19 uprooted life as we knew it. And for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the COVID-19 pandemic could...

Whitmer appoints Dave Massaron as state budget director

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Monday that she has appointed Dave Massaron to serve as state budget director. He replaces Chris Kolb who is...

House approves $465 million COVID-19 relief before year-end

The Michigan House passed a $465.07 million supplemental funding bill for COVID-19 relief, focused on vaccination and test distribution and providing money to health...

‘It’s draining’: Teachers wrestle with burnout, health risks and no-show students

“Bueller …? Bueller …? Bueller …?” Todd Bloch, a science teacher at Warren Woods Middle School, jokes with his students who sit silently in...

Republicans try to limit state COVID-19 response again

During one of the last voting days of the term, the Michigan Senate approved a resolution Thursday that attempted to limit the powers of...

Criminal justice reform, Flint settlement, electronic meetings bills head to gov’s...

As the clock ticks on the 2020 Lame Duck session, state lawmakers on Wednesday chose not to heed Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s repeated pleas to...

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