Governor Gretchen Whitmer

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to forgive Michigan schools from rescheduling up to four snow days that occurred during an artic deep freeze in which she declared a state of emergency.

All right. Well, thank you so much. I am incredibly honored to be with all of you today, and I want to start by thanking President Udpa, Provost Youatt, distinguished deans, faculty, staff, friends, family. Most importantly, the class of 2019. My years at Michigan State were some of the best of my life, so much freedom, and not so much responsibility. I loved living on campus at Wonders Hall. I made friends here at MSU that still keep me grounded today. I continue to debate which is superior, Crunchies nugs or tots. Regardless, they have the finest ranch in the world. 

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A new task force will explore who is in Michigan’s jails and why they’re there. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Wednesday.

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Top appointees in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration are officially in their jobs to stay. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the time limit for the state Senate to block many appointees by Whitmer has passed.

Michigan State of the State 2019

Feb 15, 2019
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From Tue. Feb. 12, 2019 | WATCH IT HERE | LISTEN HERE

In her first address to a joint convention of the State House of Representatives and Senate, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer lays out her new legislative year agenda.

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Republican leaders in the state Legislature want to know how Governor Gretchen Whitmer plans to pay for several areas she wants to improve.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her first State of the State address on Tuesday.  It’s a moment for her to highlight ongoing accomplishments in Michigan, and to lay out her formal legislative agenda.

Whitmer campaigned on a promise to stop raids on the K-12 School Aid Fund.  Now, educators are watching to see if the governor will deliver.   

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s plans to restructure the state Department of Environmental Quality could be over.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order to restructure the Department of Environmental Quality could be overturned before any changes are made.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking the Michigan Public Service Commission to study the adequacy of the state's energy supply and its ability to deliver natural gas, electricity and propane.