Politics

Gov Whitmer opens up about Trump

Governor Gretchen Whitmer goes on the record saying she wished she could have arrested former President Donald Trump. In a recent interview with the magazine “Hour Detroit,” Gov. Whitmer laughed boisterously at the prospect of having arrest President Trump when his campaign rallies allegedly violated her coronavirus orders. The governor […]

Controversy hits Michigan GOP before leadership vote

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — There’s a civil war inside the Michigan Republican Party. Laura Cox had planned to step down as chairwoman Saturday but now wants to keep the job a little longer while she accuses a possible successor of misconduct when he led the party in 2018. Cox said […]

Senate GOP Rejects Several Whitmer Appointments

Senate Republicans today voted to reject 13 appointments on multiple boards and commissions as a “signal” of displeasure to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “refusal” to work with the Legislature. The Senate voted 19-14, with all Democrats voting no, to reject the appointments of Kristin Totten to the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention […]

Michigan health director resigns; Whitmer names successor

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon, who issued sweeping orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s powers were upended by a court ruling, abruptly resigned Friday. No explanation for the resignation was given. In a tweet, he said it […]

Dems Admit $220M Veto Shortens Unemployment In ’21

The Unemployment Insurance Agency acknowledged Monday that individuals filing in 2021 for jobless benefits will only receive a maximum of 20 weeks of benefits because of the veto of $220 million from a supplemental bill, a reversal from what Democrats and Governor Gretchen Whitmer claimed, that the veto would not affected the […]

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Absentee Ballot Lawsuit

A 6-1 majority of the Michigan Supreme Court today declined to hear the appeal of a Detroit-based activist challenging the legality of Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s decision to mass mail absentee ballot applications to voters during the 2020 election cycle. In September, a 2-1 majority of the Court of Appeals […]