Gretchen Whitmer
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy /

Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday tried to stop speculation that local governments and state universities risk losing funding if they have COVID-19 vaccine or mask mandates. Republicans put language to that effect in the state budget the governor signed this week. The governor did not veto the language, but she also said it’s not enforceable. Rick Pluta explains. 

Rick Pluta
Michigan Public Radio Network /

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the final two bills of the new state budget. We have more from Rick Pluta.

Gretchen Whitmer
State of Michigan /

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed 375 million dollars in one-time road funding.  As Cheyna Roth reports, the governor finished signing all 16 state budgets hours before the October 1st deadline.

Great Lakes
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Environmental groups say legislation headed for Governor Rick Snyder’s desk would hurt the Great Lakes.  The groups plan to urge the governor to veto the bill.

Vetoed Criminal Justice Bill Getting Revived

Jul 10, 2017
Wikipedia Media Commons /

State lawmakers are taking another run at establishing a database for criminal justice information.  The governor vetoed an earlier effort.

License Plate
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Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed a bill to create a “choose life” license plate.  The plate would have raised money for an anti-abortion group.