Governor Gretchen Whitmer told a business group Wednesday that she can’t predict exactly how long her emergency measures will be required to address the COVID-19 crisis. That was at roughly the same time those powers were being challenged in court. We have more from Rick Pluta.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer is blasting the Trump administration’s refusal to allow an additional Affordable Care Act enrollment period. It would be for people who’ve lost other insurance coverage during the COVID-19 crisis. We have more Rick Pluta.
Don’t wait. Drop off your ballot in person. It’s too late to put it in the mail if you want it to be counted. That’s the advice elections officials are giving voters in advance of Tuesday’s primaries. It’s expected a record number of votes will be cast via absentee ballot. Rick Pluta reports on how the 2020 primary is shaping up to be a unique experiment in the future of voting.
Rick Pluta provides an extended report on the challenges primary election day will bring and what it may teach us about future elections.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed an order that will allow Detroit’s casinos to re-open next week, but at a reduced capacity. It could also force many bars and restaurants in northwest lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula to shut down Friday. We have more from Rick Pluta.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she’s aware parents, students, and teachers are anxious for details on back-to-school plans. But, as we hear from Rick Pluta, she says there’s still too much uncertainty about how the spread of COVID-19 might affect those plans.
Today is the deadline for the Michigan Libertarian Party to submit its slate of candidates for the November ballot to state election officials. As Rick Pluta tells us, the Libertarians held a nominating convention this past weekend in Gaylord.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature’s Republican leaders have reached a deal to address a shortfall in the current budget caused by COVID-19 and its impact on the state’s economy. We have more from Rick Pluta.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has rolled out more police reform plans. As we hear from Rick Pluta, the plans include a ban on chokeholds and requiring other officers to intervene where they see misconduct.
A Michigan Court of Appeals panel says a lower court judge got it wrong by refusing to enforce an order to shut down Owosso, Mich., barber Karl Manke, who gained fame or notoriety for cutting hair in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's COVID-19 emergency orders. The orders include a ban on barbers and hair salons doing business during the declared crisis.
Michigan joined 22 other states and the District of Columbia Wednesday in filing an environmental protection lawsuit. As we hear from Rick Pluta, state Attorney General Dana Nessel wants to preserve fuel economy standards set during the Obama administration.
The Michigan State Capitol Commission has delayed a decision on whether to ban the open-carry of firearms in the building. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the commission called for further study first.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer says protests at the state Capitol where demonstrators displayed Confederate flags and swastikas don’t represent most Michiganders. She defended the state and her efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 on national television. We have more from Rick Pluta.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued new executive orders Thursday to extend Michigan’s COVID-19 state of emergency for another four weeks. That was after Republicans in the Legislature refused her request to extend the emergency through May 28th. The Legislature’s Republican leaders say they are ready to go to court to block future use of the emergency powers the governor has exercised to address the coronavirus crisis. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta.
The state Senate was in Lansing Tuesday and, as we hear from Rick Pluta, the Republican-controlled chamber adopted resolutions asking Governor Gretchen Whitmer to reconsider aspects of her stay-at-home orders.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer is expected to outline plans Friday to lift some travel restrictions and to allow some businesses to resume operating – even if it’s at just partial capacity. Many Republicans in the Legislature have been unhappy with how Whitmer’s used her authority during the COVID-19 crisis. GOP leaders have called a special Friday session to vote on measures to place new restrictions on her emergency powers. Rick Pluta reports.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer says details will be released soon on her plans to re-start parts of the state’s economy. As we hear from Rick Pluta, Whitmer says she wants the plans to allow more activities to resume in phases.