Another veto that has some scratching their heads is the governor's veto that would have created polling places at senior centers around the state. She said the bill would actually make it more difficult for seniors to vote.
Whitmer’s office had already said she would block two sections affecting local health departments that Republicans hoped to secure during budget agreements.
In order to secure the budget deal, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer agreed not to issue COVID-19 vaccine requirements that extend beyond President Joe Biden's rules.
Both parties entered negotiations backed with a big surplus in consumer spending and other coronavirus relief funds, which likely eased what can be a tough legislative process.
"I will not be voting yes today. I will be voting hell yes," said State Rep. Jack O'Malley (R-Lake Ann).
The president accused the Republican Chair of the Oversight Committee and the Senate Majority leader of trying to "hide the truth" about the election. The Republican-led investigation found no evidence of fraud.
Any further investigation of theories alleging fraud, including those that looking at Antrim County would be "a complete waste of time" read the report, which found no evidence of fraud.
Under federal law, schools with higher numbers of poor students will receive a larger share of the extra money. Another $2.2 billion was approved for rent and local governments.
The state Senate also recommended $1.5 billion to replace 400 locally-owned bridges - five times as much as what the Michigan governor recommended before cash flowed into the state.
Current loopholes in Michigan's gun laws make it so online and private transactions aren't subjected to background checks. Despite polls showing eight in 10 Americans supporting such measures, the bill is likely to die in the Republican-led Legislature.
Instead of closing the drop boxes before Election Day in Michigan, the bill now proposes to close them three hours before polls close. Opponents to the legislation were not appeased.
The budget plan would send $13 billion to schools, local governments, child care, food and rental assistance, coronavirus testing, and vaccine distribution.
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.
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.
Amber McCann, Mike Shirkey's deputy chief of staff and press secretary who has worked with three GOP senate majority leaders will start work in the department's public information and education office.
Mike Shirkey finds himself at the center of controversy after a video posted online filmed him describing the Capitol Riot on Jan. 6 a "hoax" and "all staged."
Some MSP officials under investigation after using the encrypted messaging app "Signal."
The state GOP has blocked appointees from the governor twice now after rejecting 13 nominees last week. Republicans in the legislature want more input in pandemic restrictions ordered by the health department.
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."