January 27, 2022

Reporters react to Whitmer’s State of the State speech

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave her State of the State speech Wednesday night. She discussed her agenda and highlighted her ability to spark bipartisanship. Whitmer didn’t talk much about the pandemic, but notably…

Watch live: Justice Stephen Breyer announces his retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, numerous sources said Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden his first high court opening, which he has pledged to fill with the historic naming of the court’s first Black woman. Breyer, 83, has been a pragmatic force on a court that has grown increasingly conservative, trying..

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaking behind a podium

Whitmer’s State of the State focuses on education, taxes 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer laid out her agenda Wednesday night during her State of the State address. Speaking at Detroit Diesel in Redford Township, Whitmer, who is up for re-election this year, addressed key issues like education, taxes and mental health. She promised another increase in education funding. “Soon, I'll introduce a school aid budget that will mark the biggest state education funding increase in more than 20..

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