Tag: Whitmer

Ex-Detroit police chief enters governor race amid protest

DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig formally announced his campaign for governor Tuesday, but not before protesters derailed his kickoff event at a state park and forced him to move. He effectively has been running for months but waited to make it official. He is among 10 Republicans, all […]

Governor Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist Statement on Swearing in of Assistant Secretary of the Interior Bryan Newland

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist issued the following statement after Bryan Newland, a citizen and former President of the Bay Mills Indian Community and a proud Michigander, was formally sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs.  “Michiganders are so proud of Bryan Newland for being formally sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Assistant Secretary Newland is exceptionally […]

Michigan State Medical Society Urges Indoor Mask Wearing

As schools take the decision of mandatory masking into their own hands, officials with the Michigan State Medical Society said Monday that everyone should wear a face covering indoors regardless of vaccination status. To date, no statewide mask requirement exists, though more than half of Michigan’s public school students are […]

Pro-Trump Attorneys In 2020 Election Suit To Be Sanctioned

A cadre of attorneys that contained staunch Donald Trump acolytes will be sanctioned for their involvement in a 2020 election challenge filed early this year in one of Michigan’s federal district courts, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Linda Parker of the Eastern District of Michigan wrote […]

Man gets 6 years in prison in Michigan governor kidnap plot

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A man upset over state-ordered coronavirus restrictions was sentenced to just over six years in prison Wednesday for planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a significant break that reflected his quick decision to cooperate and help agents build cases against others. Ty Garbin admitted […]

Whitmer to OK letting drunken drivers try to clear record

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan legislators voted Tuesday to let an estimated 200,000 one-time drunken drivers seek to set aside their conviction, finalizing expungement bills that will be signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The legislation received wide bipartisan support, 92-16 in the Republican-led House. It will lift a prohibition barring DUI offenders […]

GOP’s DeVos says she will not seek Michigan governorship

Former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday she will not run for Michigan governor in 2022, putting an end to speculation about the onetime Trump administration Cabinet member and partner in one of the state’s most influential Republican couples. “I am not running for governor,” DeVos told The Detroit […]