Michigan News

FBI foils plot by militia to kidnap Gov Whitmer

A militia group planned to violently depose Michigan’s government and abduct Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the FBI said in a federal affidavit filed Thursday. “Several members talked about murdering ‘tyrants’ or ‘taking’ a sitting governor,” an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit, obtained by EUP News. “The group decided they needed […]

State Supreme Court strikes down Whitmer’s emergency powers

Lansing — The Michigan Supreme Court ruled on Friday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer did not have authority after April 30 to issue or renew any executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic under the 1976 Emergency Management Act. The court, in its 71-page ruling, also found Whitmer did not possess the authority to exercise […]

Grace period ending for expired Michigan driver’s licenses

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Time is running out for Michigan residents who have waited to renew their driver’s license or vehicle registration during the coronavirus pandemic. Anyone with an expiration date after March 1 were given a long grace period by the Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. But that period […]

Audit: MDOC Alternative Prison Program shows safety, reporting issues

A Department of Corrections alternative incarceration program for certain male prisoners and probationers was found to have issues regarding a lack of radio check-ins and a failure to keep program attendees within a secure perimeter, an audit released Thursday found. MDOC’s Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) program operates as an alternative […]

Early voting starts in Michigan under new rules

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Early voting for the 2020 general election started in Michigan on Thursday under expanded voting rights that allow for any resident to request an absentee ballot. Amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 2.4 million residents already had requested absentee ballots, more than ever before, the […]