Michigan News

Whitmer Makes It Official: In-Person K-12 Learning Done For 2019-20

Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued, as expected, an executive order today suspending in-person K-12 education for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year because of the threat posed by the new coronavirus. As Gongwer News Service reported Wednesday, school districts will have to submit distance learning plans to their intermediate school […]

Joe Biden says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is on his vice presidential list

(FREEP.com) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is getting national attention for her role as Michigan’s leader during the coronavirus pandemic. Now comes the news that she’s being considered as a potential vice presidential candidate. On Tuesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour,” Brian Williams asked Democratic presidential candidate front-runner Joe Biden how many names […]

Whitmer Signs Funding To Combat Coronavirus; Vetoes $80M

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said today she had signed two supplemental appropriations bills with $150 million in funding to help the state respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also issued line-item vetoes totaling $80 million on other programs so that money could be re-prioritized. The move was announced in a joint […]

May Elections To Be Mostly By Mail, Whitmer Says

Jurisdictions holding elections May 5 for school and local government millage questions and other matters must maintain at least one location on Election Day where voters can cast ballots in person, but county and municipal clerks should plan for most voting to take place via absentee ballots cast by mail, […]

DNR reduces amenities at state parks, recreation areas and trails

To protect public health, violations of social distancing guidelines may result in misdemeanor fines, penalties To help carry out Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order and further protect public health and safety, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is closing many amenities offered in state parks and […]