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Gov. announces spending priorities for $18B in new federal funds

As the state is poised to secure more than $18 billion in federal funding available through the American Rescue Plan Act signed by last...

Whitmer vetoes second GOP ‘poison pill’ meant to curb pandemic powers

After 13 days, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has, as expected, vetoed the second GOP-passed bill that would have stripped her administration of epidemic powers by...

New: GOP-led Legislature spent $628K on COVID-19 lawsuit against Whitmer

Updated, 12:07 p.m., 3/24/21 Both chambers of Michigan’s Republican-controlled Legislature have spent a total of $627,808.31 in taxpayer dollars on its lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen...

Michigan schools to receive $3.7B in new federal COVID-19 relief funding

Michigan K-12 schools will receive more than $3.7 billion in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden last week.  The...

GOP attorneys general slam tax cut ban in stimulus law as...

WASHINGTON — Republican attorneys general from 21 states are attacking the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief law as an “unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement” on state sovereignty because it...

The Senate plans to sue Whitmer over COVID relief vetoes. Here’s...

When presented with a COVID-19 supplemental plan interlinked with a “political poison pill” from GOP leaders last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer didn’t take the...

Doctors call on GOP to stop ‘holding hostage’ COVID vaccine funds

Michigan physicians are calling on state Republicans to work with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on allocating COVID-19 relief funds for health care workers, schools...

Does the new federal stimulus law rule out state tax cuts?

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s massive pandemic stimulus law pumps a welcome infusion of federal aid into state and local government coffers — but one...

Column: Here’s what lawmakers have done — and must keep doing...

On March 13, 2020, almost one year ago today, I wrote a column for the Michigan Advance outlining some public policy solutions to reduce...

Senate Republicans vote to sue Whitmer in COVID-19 relief fund battle

Republicans in the Senate authorized a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday after she vetoed a bill within the COVID-19 relief supplemental package...

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