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As promised, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed legislation that would have ended Michigan’s ban on using bait to hunt deer or elk, saying the restriction is needed to curb the spread of animal diseases such as chronic wasting disease.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that she wrote a letter informing the federal government that communities in the state will continue welcoming refugees after the Trump administration began requiring written consent.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she wants to pause the implementation of work requirements for adults in Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program until a lawsuit is resolved, but doing so would require an agreement from Republican lawmakers.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is in Israel all week on a trip aimed at strengthening Michigan’s business ties with the country. The goal is to help Michigan compete for tech jobs that pay well. 


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Bills moving through the state House would limit some of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s powers.


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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says the state will make it easier for low-income residents to qualify for public assistance by raising the limit on the value of assets they can have.

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A Michigan judge is blocking the state's two-week-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes.

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A lawsuit contends that some changes made to Michigan’s auto insurance law are unconstitutional.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer wants Republican leaders to come to the bargaining table. 


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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer further shaped the new state budget Tuesday, taking a rare step to shift $625 million within departments while outlining some of her major vetoes, including funding for the Pure Michigan tourism campaign and a $240 per-student increase in aid to hundreds of charter schools.

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Thousands rallied at the state Capitol Wednesday against Michigan’s auto insurance law. 


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Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is telling Republican legislative leaders to send her budget bills this week, so she has time to review and sign them before a Sept. 30 deadline.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is supporting autoworkers who are striking against General Motors.

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There are multiple steps Michigan should take to ensure that there’s enough energy for homes and businesses if we have another polar vortex this winter.

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Michigan's Legislature has approved a bill that would exempt some Medicaid recipients from having to meet monthly reporting rules if the state can verify their compliance with work requirements through other data.

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