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Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivers the official Democratic Party response to the State of the Union address.
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered the official Democratic Party response to the State of the Union address.

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Tue. Feb 4 at 9pm on WKAR HD and streaming | Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers the Democratic response to President Trumps 2020 State of the Union address.

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The East Lansing School District is in the final stages of planning for tonight’s State of the Union response. A number of students and faculty members have been the given the opportunity to attend.

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Democrats are putting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan on the national stage Tuesday to rebut President Donald Trump, elevating a fresh face and casting an election-year spotlight on a swing state in the Midwest as the party looks to win back states Trump narrowly captured.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday that Michigan will borrow $3.5 billion to rebuild the state’s deteriorating highways and bridges over five years, calling it a fiscally responsible move after the Republican-led Legislature rejected her proposed fuel tax hike.

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WATCH/LISTEN LIVE: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses Michigan Legislature Wed., Jan. 29, 7pm ET

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 4. Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas will deliver the Spanish-language response.

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There is a ray of good news as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prepares to renew her push for major new spending to fix Michigan’s roads and bridges: Republican legislative leaders say addressing the funding is a priority for them, too.

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A group launched a 2020 ballot initiative Tuesday to expand Michigan’s civil rights law to include anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, a step that would put the issue to voters if the Republican-led Legislature does not pass the measure.