Former Detroit police chief James Craig outraised other Republicans vying for the gubernatorial seat, raising $1.4 million in campaign contributions.
According to the initial report, one reason for the undercount-- is because of misspellings of the words "Covid" and "coronavirus" on death certificates.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the state's vaccine and testing rules would be as strict as those deployed by the Biden administration, after questions from the business community this week.
But some key Republicans are wondering why it took so long before every resident was advised to drink bottled water. That was the rub of a legislative hearing today.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is ordering an urgent government response to Benton Harbor, where there are elevated lead levels in drinking water.
The most common cases still awaiting adjudication are gun cases. People with gun charges have waited roughly five months or longer to see their cases resolved.
FOX 2: "What does your wife say about putting $10 million into the campaign?" "She said you better win," he said.
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.
The bills would have amended Michigan state election law to prohibit tabulators from being connected to the internet, limit access to voter files, mandate training for groups that appoint election challengers, as well as expand polling locations to include private settings.
“Tonight I’m going to sign the veto letter,” said Whitmer. “And if they want to send me the other 35 they will meet the same fate.”
Allegan and Barry-Eaton counties joined other districts dropping their mask mandates in schools after language was added to the state budget that threatened funding from health departments that mandated masks.
For the second day in a row Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is playing defense on why the state of Michigan did not make a bid on the new Ford Motor Company electric car plants totaling $11 billion.
The Michigan Senate voted mostly along party lines to approve multiple new bills to change the way election results are collected and tabulated.
Whitmer’s office had already said she would block two sections affecting local health departments that Republicans hoped to secure during budget agreements.
"I didn’t back down when people tried to undermine our efforts to keep people safe, and they showed up on the front lawn with semi-automatic rifles, and it continues to be a core value of mine. So, as we so scrutinize all the different aspects of this budget, that’s the frame from which I will be looking at some of the boilerplates."
The House Republicans also inserted language restricting the ability of the state and local governments to impose mask mandates on K-12, college students and others. The governor's office is researching the issue. Whitmer does not favor that and she could veto those restrictions.
The Michigan Republican Party sued to stop Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s reelection campaign from collecting excess donations.
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.
The trial for five men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been postponed.
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.