Gretchen Whitmer

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The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says the number of opioids dispensed in the state decreased by 15 percent in 2018 compared with the year before.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer says people’s safety is at stake in the debate over road funding. The governor has called for a 45-cent increase in the fuel tax to pay for repairs.


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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed into law an overhaul of Michigan's car insurance system that will let drivers forego unlimited medical benefits to cover crash injuries.

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UPDATED Friday at 6:30 p.m.: Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican leaders in the Legislature say a deal to roll back auto rates will guarantee lower premiums for years to come. Lawmakers sent the bill to the governor’s desk Friday.


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Michigan lawmakers will gather for an additional day of session before the Memorial Day weekend as Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer work on a possible deal to reduce the state's high auto insurance premiums.

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UPDATED Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.: Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the entire state of Michigan notched a win with Fiat-Chrysler’s decision to build the first new auto plant in Detroit in almost three decades. A state board approved a generous incentive package for the project.

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Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is starting a ballot drive as a "failsafe" in case Michigan's Republican-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer do not enact legislation to cut the country's highest auto insurance premiums.

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UPDATED Friday at 6:30 p.m.: An international trade war could reduce how much money Michigan has to spend on roads, schools, and health care. That’s the word from economists who testified Friday before a state budget panel.


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Anti-abortion group Right to Life of Michigan has filed paperwork to begin a petition drive to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure.

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The Republican-led Michigan Senate has passed a $58 billion budget plan that is at odds with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposal, primarily over road and education funding.

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