Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed another budget plan from the Michigan legislature over an impasse of emergency powers she's used to lift and enact restrictions during the pandemic.
Michigan's delay of hundreds of millions of federally-approved dollars intended for schools has been stretched for months over disagreements between the governor and GOP lawmakers
An estimated 200,000 one-time drunken driving offenders can ask a judge to set aside their convictions, under the bill. A previous version of the bill secured widespread support in the legislature but was vetoed by the governor for an unknown reason.
The disclosure from the Michigan legislature follows intense criticism of the governor for two high-end payments to former public employees who left the job.
Michigan is one of just two states that exempt the governor's office and the legislature from open-records requests. Efforts to end exemptions have died in the state Senate in recent years.
Lee Chatfield, who served in the Michigan legislature for six years before taking a position with a Kalamazoo-based economic development corporation, stepped down over his criticisms of LGBT protections.
During a call with media, Gov. Whitmer said the GOP's decision to withhold funds for education unless she relinquished authority over in-person learning rules in school "cruel."
The Michigan GOP has released their own $3.5 billion Covid relief plan that makes education and vaccine distribution funding contingent on the state shifting authority away from making decisions on in-person learning and vaccine mandates.
Michigan State Capitol protests are quiet amid heavy police and military presence.
Police authorities, including the FBI, Lansing Police and Fire, Michigan State Police, and more, prepare for a potential protest at the Capitol on Sunday.
Meanwhile the House Democratic leader Donna Lasinski wanted to punish 18 House Republicans for their alleged indirect role in spawning the Capitol riot last week. One Republican told her to take her criticism and "shove it."
Attorney General Dana Nessel Nessel fears something like that could happen here. Less than 24 hours after the riots in DC, our state capitol had to be evacuated because of a bomb threat.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used a 'pocket veto' on a drunken-driving bill that would allow drivers to ask a judge to set aside a conviction. The bill had bipartisan support in the legislature and approval from AG Dana Nessel.
On Wednesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blocked a Republican bill that would kill emergency public health orders after 28 days unless it had legislature approval.
Michigan Democratic Representative Cynthia Johnson has been removed from all committees after she posted a video of herself seemingly threatening Trump supporters after she herself was threatened.
This video from Rep. Johnson struck a nerve, leading to the loss of her committee seats in Lansing and bringing out death threats, which by now, she’s all too familiar with.
The Michigan House has canceled voting sessions and the state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it is investigating after an employee complained about unsafe working conditions.
The Michigan House canceled its voting session scheduled for Tuesday following an announcement that President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had tested positive for the coronavirus.
A Detroit Democrat posted the voicemail on her Facebook where a woman on the other line says she should be swinging from a rope amid several other racist remarks.
Dozens of Michigan State House legislators mailed a letter to the owner of the Detroit Lions praising the recent coaching change and offered a recommendation for the next coach.