Gretchen Whitmer

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is abolishing Michigan's medical marijuana licensing board and folding its functions into a newly created regulatory agency.

Gretchen Whitmer

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that Michigan's incentives for Fiat Chrysler to add 6,500 jobs in the state will not require legislative approval.

polar vortex, snow, winter, MSU campus, climate change
Joe Dandron / WKAR-MSU

Michigan's top environmental regulator says dealing with climate change will be a top priority for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration.

Mackinac Bridge
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a new executive order to restructure and rename the Department of Environmental Quality. Last week the state Legislature overturned a similar order by Whitmer. 

Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has blocked the sale of a former Michigan prison that was proposed as the site of a privately operated federal immigration detention center.

Texting and Driving
Pixabay Creative Commons

Michigan could become a completely hands-free driving state.

State of Emergency Declared In Ionia County

Feb 13, 2019
Ice jams, Grand River, Portland
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a State of Emergency in Ionia County following winter weather conditions and problems.

Gov. Whitmer Touts Tuition-Free College Plan

Feb 12, 2019
Gretchen Whitmer, Mike Shirkey, Lee Chatfield

During her first State of the State address, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer took past lawmakers to task for underfunding public education and touted a tuition-free plan that would help high school graduates attend college or get vocational training. 

Gretchen Whitmer

UPDATED at 10:00 p.m.: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday identified two major crises facing Michigan — aging infrastructure and a lagging education system — while promising to soon propose a "real solution" to fix the roads and touting a tuition-free plan that would help high school graduates attend college or get vocational training.

Frozen Tree
Amanda Barberena

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Grand Rapids, qualifying the city for additional assistance as it copes with power outages and cleans up from storms.