There's some consternation over what counts as "clean energy" while others worry the law strips too much control from local governments. As of Tuesday's signing, Michigan is now home to one of the country's most ambitious energy goals.
The vacancy splitting the chamber to a 54-54 deadlock was caused by Democrats Lori Stone being elected as Warren mayor and Kevin Coleman elected as Westland mayor.
"We’ve been fighting to protect abortion in Michigan for years," Whitmer said. "Roe v. Wade was repealed last year and our fight took on a whole new urgency."
“My fellow governors and I are calling for an increase to the federal Nonprofit Security Grant Program so we can help keep people safe amid rising threats and violence targeted towards Jewish, Muslim, and Arab communities and houses of worship,” Whitmer said in a statement.
In other words, Governor Gretchen Whitmer's entire Democratic agenda in the short term will be decided by a relatively small number of voters in the two cities.
The laws boost access to support services for domestic violence victims, ensures the blurring of images of victims shown in court, and expands the definition of certain misdemeanors.
"With all of the turmoil going on at MSU, I'm not so sure that we should make it more quickly happen," he said.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer was at Wayne State University Monday, promoting new legislation protecting the Affordable Care Act in Michigan.
A Detroit man was sentenced Tuesday after authorities say he called 911 and threatened to kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.
A man dressed in black who works for a group specializing in opposition research about Democrats was stopped while climbing a bluff near Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s summer residence on Mackinac Island in August.
An MSU trustee member has called for the board chair to be removed over allegations of violating the board's code of conduct, attempting wrongful influence over decisions, and bullying other members.
From California to New York to Georgia, many will see "You Can in Michigan" advertisements that aim to showcase Michigan's attractions, promote talent and increase the state's population.
Michigan leaders and metro Detroit residents gathered on Oct. 9 to show Israel support following surprise attacks from Hamas that left hundreds dead over the weekend.
Adults between the ages of 21 and 24 in Michigan who have not yet earned a college degree can now enroll in a state program that provides a tuition-free community scholarship.
"As a survivor, I’m shocked. As a Spartan, I’m disappointed. As Governor, I want answers," she said.
Armed with a Democratic trifecta in Lansing for the first time in 40 years, the governor and lawmakers hope to keep the pressure on in the second-half of 2023.
Advocates of reproductive health say 40 years of laws restricting abortion access have built up in Michigan. Armed with a Democratic majority in Lansing, they envision a busy fall and winter.
Nearly three years after authorities foiled a bizarre plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the last defendants accused of taking part go on trial Monday.
Michelle Berka allegedly purchased five guns for her son Randall, despite his history of mental illness. He was arrested in March after calling for the deaths of the Michigan governor and other politicians.
"Of course it concerns me. People deserve to know that their power is going to be reliable and affordable," she said. "We also know that the severe weather events are going to continue."