Michigan News

LGBT discrimination complaint again MDOC in Federal Court

A workplace discrimination lawsuit filed previously in Wayne County Circuit Court by a lesbian couple against the Department of Corrections is now being weighed in federal court. Wood v. Corrections (USEDM Docket No. 10994) was moved to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan because the federal […]

Whitmer extends Michigan emergency to May 28, as GOP threatens lawsuit

LANSING —  A dramatic standoff between Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers over her emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic appears headed to the courts after a dizzying day at the Michigan Capitol.  Late Thursday, Whitmer signed new declarations extending Michigan’s state of emergency until May 28, and continued the […]

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expanding Provisions for K-12 Learning and Early Childhood Programs for Remainder of School Year

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-65 to extend and clarify Executive Order 2020-35, which ordered all K-12 school buildings to close for instructional purposes to students for the remainder of the school year, and provided continuity of learning infrastructure by setting guidelines for remote learning. In addition to continuing the actions taken in the previous executive order, Executive Order 2020-65 also suspends in-person instruction of […]

Lawmakers Authorize Legal Action Over Governor’s Emergency Powers

The Republican-controlled Legislature is authorizing leadership this afternoon to pursue a legal challenge to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive powers during the new coronavirus pandemic because of her intent to continue a state of emergency without legislative approval. The House adopted HR 250, with authorizes legal action on behalf of the […]

Whitmer extends stay-home order through May 15, eases rules

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday lengthened her stay-at-home order through May 15, while lifting restrictions so some businesses can reopen and the public can participate in outdoor activities like golf and motorized boating during the coronavirus pandemic. The measure immediately replaces one that was scheduled to […]

Republicans vow to cut Gov. Whitmer’s emergency powers

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature said they will meet Friday to pass bills to rein in the emergency powers of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and create a committee to oversee the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, a dramatic strike against the Democrat amid the health […]

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Enhancing Operations for Pharmacists and Increasing Access to Prescriptions

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-56 extending her previous order which gives pharmacists increased operational capacity and increases access to prescriptions.   Executive Order 2020-56 continues to allow pharmacists to dispense emergency refills of prescriptions for up to 60 days’ worth of supply for patients and require insurers to cover early refills for up to 90 […]

Temporary Layoffs Coming For Some State Employees

GONGWER NEWS – State employees were notified today that some of them will be temporarily laid off for 10 days, split over two pay periods, because of the falloff in revenues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Formal notification to the employees getting temporarily laid off will come later this afternoon, […]