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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...

GOP leader falsely claims Whitmer ‘has literally locked people in their...

On the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 cases being discovered in Michigan — which has now grown to more than 600,000 cases in...

Michigan will get $10.3B in COVID relief package awaiting Biden’s signature

WASHINGTON — A sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk after the U.S. House passed the latest pandemic relief...

Whitmer signs most of COVID-19 relief package, vetoes bill limiting pandemic...

Updated, 8:59 p.m., 3/9/21 Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed two bills in the COVID-19 relief funding package Tuesday afternoon, but vetoed another — as promised —...

Whitmer calls GOP actions on COVID relief ‘nonsensical,’ says she won’t...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said this week that giving up her executive powers in the fight to allocate billions in COVID-19 relief money “is never...

How the pandemic hit students in Michigan’s most disadvantaged schools hardest

Michigan has over 800 school districts that all individually felt the pain of COVID-19, but the state’s Partnership schools and districts were among the...

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