Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Capitol
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Republican legislative leaders agreed to a budget framework Thursday and intend to begin passing spending bills next week despite not having a deal with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Sunset
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Michigan lawmakers have been spending the warm months behind the scenes trying to hammer out a state budget and roads plan. But they plan to start meeting publicly again soon.


Agustin Arbulu
Michigan Department of Civil Rights

The embattled director of Michigan's civil rights department has taken a leave of absence, weeks after he was reprimanded for making inappropriate remarks about the appearance of a woman he saw outside a meeting.


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.


The Michigan Libertarian Party held its nominating convention this past weekend in Gaylord. That’s in time to meet Monday’s deadline to turn in to the state a slate of candidates for the November ballot.
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

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
Rick Pluta / MPRN

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 Rising to the Challenge 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. 

Capitol building photo
WKAR File Photo

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

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

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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