Gretchen Whitmer

Agustin Arbulu
Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that the state's civil rights director should resign or be fired after he made inappropriate, offensive comments about women.


Michigan Capitol
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Michigan's Civil Rights Commission chair says discussions during a closed session on a complaint against the state's civil rights director won't be released.

Gretchen Whitmer Being Interviewed
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she needs to have budget bills that include new money for roads on her desk by this time next month. But serious negotiations with the Legislature’s Republican leaders have not begun. 


Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is featured in a Women of Sparta piece in the fall issue of Spartan, the Michigan State University Alumni Magazine.

Gov. Whitmer tells Spartan editor Paula Davenport that her average day begins around 5:00 a.m. “whether it's necessary or not, that's when I get up and start moving. As governor, I can spend a 12-hour day in the office or I am frequently out on the road.”

She adds that it’s still hard at times to believe she’s governor.


Gretchen Whitmer
WKAR-MSU

Governor Gretchen Whitmer wants the state legislature to act in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. 

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Michigan will continue to provide Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgeries and medications.

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year's presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment plants and environmental cleanups.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer said her veto pen is ready if the Legislature sends her a bill that would outlaw flying the gay pride flag – or any other un-official flag -- at state offices. The bill was introduced after Whitmer flew the rainbow flag to commemorate Pride Week.


I-96, Highway, bridge
WKAR-MSU

The state Department of Transportation has just released a new 5-year plan to maintain and fix Michigan’s roads.


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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says state contracts worth at least $250,000 will need the approval of a board, a tighter threshold than the $500,000 floor set by her predecessor's administration last year.

Aretha Franklin
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Michigan's governor has signed legislation honoring the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to allocate $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who face financial losses because wet weather is making it hard to plant crops.

Gretchen Whitmer
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a spending bill worth more than 28 million dollars. The money will be distributed to a variety of areas. 


Straits of Mackinac
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Operators of refineries in Ohio are worried that a potential shutdown of a Great Lakes oil pipeline in Michigan could push up their costs or even force them to close.

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A man has been sentenced to about two weeks in jail for thefts from two vehicles that were parked outside the official residence of Michigan's governor.

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