MPC 2024: Whitmer focused on finalizing budget, tackling mental health crisis

The Mackinac Policy Conference always comes at a time when the Michigan Legislature is negotiating the state budget, and the...

Whitmer announces federal funding to boost Michigan’s green initiatives

Michigan is receiving funding from the federal government for projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made...

Whitmer says reproductive rights a major issue in presidential campaign, refuses to call war in Gaza ‘genocide’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pointedly declined to use the word “genocide” on a Sunday morning news show to describe the war...

Michigan Legislature to reconvene this week

The Michigan Legislature returns to the state Capitol this week following its spring recess. Before the break, the Legislature’s Democratic...

Whitmer repeals ban on surrogacy contracts in Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed bills Monday to lift Michigan’s 35-year-old ban on the use of paid pregnancy surrogates. Michigan was...

Created Equal: What Gov. Whitmer’s budget tells us about her priorities

If you want to know what a governor is prioritizing for the year, look no further than their budget. Michigan...

Senate sends IVF bills to Whitmer for signature

Bills on their way to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk would repeal Michigan’s ban on surrogate parenting contracts. Michigan was among...

MichMash: MSU trustees face removal over misconduct allegations

Two members of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees have been accused of bullying and misconduct following an independent...

Whitmer will consider MSU trustee removal request

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will consider a request to remove two Michigan State University trustees over allegations of bullying and other...

Whitmer, Yellen talk up economy in Detroit visit

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen made a joint appearance at the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday before...

MichMash: Whitmer’s proposed budget and the state’s potential legislative maps

The Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission is taking public comment after releasing its proposed draft maps for seven metro Detroit Michigan...

Whitmer calls for public safety, education funding boosts in budget plan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer formally rolled out her budget proposal this week for the coming fiscal year. The discretionary spending budget...