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Whitmer, Gilchrist release partial January schedules

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer disappointed many transparency advocates when she opted against opening up her office to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but she...

Whitmer declares state of emergency in Ionia County

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Ionia County due to severe winter weather, the governor’s office announced Wednesday. “Ionia County continues to...

Gov. declares state of emergency in Grand Rapids after storm

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued her fourth executive order since taking office and declared a state of emergency for the city of Grand Rapids...

Whitmer rips GOP Lame Duck spending bill

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prepares to unveil her first budget in March, she said on Friday that she feels hamstrung by a last-minute spending...

Whitmer signs directive to cut fees, wait times on FOIA requests

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants Michigan to lose its distinction as one of the least transparent states in the country. On Friday, one month to...

Michigan Republican, new chairwoman spar over ‘stinking rules’

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) is off to a rocky start with the new chairwoman of a powerful U.S. House committee. Huizenga, a fifth-term Republican...

Susan J. Demas: Gretchen Whitmer will be a national star, whether...

Newly inaugurated Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she has no plans to land on the 2020 ticket. In fact, she was pretty emphatic that she...

Michigan in national news: Biden buoyed Upton in 2018

With 10 million people, a full-time Legislature and our status as a 2020 swing state, Michigan is frequently in the glare of the national...

Whitmer tells D.C. leaders to strike permanent deal post-shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown may have come to a close on Friday — for at least three weeks — but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

Michigan Republicans adjust to life under Speaker Pelosi

Not long ago, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton ran the powerful U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, whose sweeping jurisdiction has been famously described as...

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