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Local health depts. call Whitmer to veto bill that strips DHHS...

The Michigan Association for Local Public Health penned a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday asking her to veto a bill that would decentralize...

GOP opposition to state and local aid remains as Senate heads...

WASHINGTON — As Democrats seek to send President Joe Biden their latest $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, federal lawmakers remain deeply divided on the question...

No apparent deal between Whitmer and Republicans, but House gives COVID-19...

After passing through the House Wednesday afternoon, the long-awaited COVID-19 relief bills are heading to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk — but not before Democrats...

Senate adopts bigger $2.3B COVID plan laced with ‘political poison pill’...

The Michigan Senate passed on Tuesday a new $2.3 billion supplemental funding bill for COVID-19 relief that also contains what Democrats referred to as...

Sheffield: GOP state lawmakers say, ‘Let them die’ when it comes...

After the GOP-led Michigan Senate voted along party lines Thursday to adopt a measure to prohibit state government from using race and socio-economic factors...

Disability advocates condemn GOP senator protesting deaf Detroiters’ eligibility for COVID...

Updated, 1:48 p.m., 3/2/21, with comment from Lt. Gov. Gilchrist During an especially testy session Thursday in the Michigan Senate — which eventually ended with...

Whitmer expands COVID-19 grants for teachers

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday that Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), Head Start, adult education and young adult special education classroom teachers are now...

Medical groups slam GOP bill that prohibits state from considering race,...

In response to the GOP-led Michigan Senate voting Thursday on a small COVID-19 relief plan — which also would prevent the state from following...

Senate passes small COVID relief plan, Dem calls it ‘callous cruelty...

After fierce partisan debate on the floor, the GOP-led Michigan Senate voted along party lines Thursday to adopt a $727 million supplemental funding bill...

Whitmer makes case to U.S. Senate for more federal infrastructure help

WASHINGTON — Senators who could decide the fate of President Joe Biden’s push for a major new infrastructure package seemed open to his priorities...

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