Governor Gretchen Whitmer

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS Director Robert Gordon, and Michigan’s Chief Operating Officer Tricia Foster provide an update regarding COVID-19 and the continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.  

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs the COVID-19 relief bill Tuesday. The Governor issued a line item veto for $220 million Republicans wanted deposited into the state's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund from the state's General Fund.
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a COVID-19 relief bill. But there's a bitter partisan split over what one of the governor’s line-item vetoes means for unemployment insurance benefits in the state.

A federal grand jury has indicted six men on a charge of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a crime that upon conviction can bring a sentence of life in prison.

In a statement, U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced that the indictment was handed up on Wednesday. The men were previously charged by criminal complaint at the time of their arrest in October.

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A Wisconsin man accused in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should be extradited to Michigan, but he will be given a chance to appeal first, a judge ruled.

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A Grand Traverse County judge agreed to conditions Wednesday that make putting up bail much easier for two men charged with plotting to instigate a civil war.

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Tuesday’s elections will be historic in many ways: A record number of absentee ballots cast in a swing state in the midst of a health crisis. Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke with Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta about dealing with an election cycle where passions run hot and tempers are short.

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A Jackson County judge lowered the bond amount today for one of the 14 men charged in the alleged plot to kidnap the governor.

Man Charged In Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Released On Bail

Oct 20, 2020
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A Wisconsin man charged in a plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been released from jail after posting a $10,000 cash bail.

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Michigan faces a heightened risk of extremist violence even after the November election.


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