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Senate Republicans unveil COVID-19 relief plan, significantly less than Whitmer and...

Senate Republicans rolled out their $2 billion COVID-19 relief package Tuesday. Unsurprisingly, it looks different than what Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has in mind. Senate...

From guns in schools to COVID emergency powers: Key bills in...

During their first month in office, members of the 101st Michigan Legislature have introduced 275 bills, and several more resolutions, addressing topics ranging from...

House COVID plan requires vaccine recipients be notified if aborted fetuses...

Republicans who control the Michigan House approved a plan Thursday that would require recipients of a COVID-19 vaccine administered using funds from the supplemental...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: We can’t let 2020 be Michigan’s best year...

Bipartisanship might not feel very plausible right now, and in fact, seems to be getting more far-fetched by the day.  I had planned to use...

What will Republicans compromise on in COVID deal? Shirkey and Wentworth...

The conciliatory tone struck by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in her State of the State address Wednesday appears to have been lost on GOP leaders,...

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...

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