Michigan News

Gov Whitmer extends Stay At Home for 5th time – now until June 12

One day after loosening social and business restrictions, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday afternoon extended the state’s  stay-at-home order to curb the coronavirus pandemic through June 12. She also extended the state of emergency that enables the executive orders, including the stay-at-home order, through June 19, citing a recent […]

Whitmer restarts manufacturing, extends stay-home to May 28

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that auto and other manufacturing workers can return to the job next week, further easing her stay-at-home order while extending it through May 28 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Manufacturers — which account for 19% of the state’s economy — […]

Capitol Commission Can Ban Guns In Building

The Michigan State Capitol Commission does have the authority to ban firearms in the Capitol, Attorney General Dana Nessel said today in a letter to the members. Ms. Nessel’s letter comes as commission members were expected to hear legal advice that existing law supersedes its authority in potentially banning the […]

Michigan militia puts armed protest in the spotlight

Gun-carrying protesters have been a common sight at some demonstrations calling for coronavirus-related restrictions to be lifted. But an armed militia’s involvement in an angry protest in the Michigan statehouse Thursday marked an escalation that drew condemnation and shone a spotlight on the practice of bringing weapons to protest. The […]

Whitmer Reopens Real Estate, Outdoor Work, Construction

Workers in the real estate industry and those whose work is primarily performed outdoors can return to their jobs starting May 7, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today. Ms. Whitmer also formally ordered that those in the construction industry can return to work May 7 as she already had announced. Under […]