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Senate Rejects Gubernatorial Appointment

Feb 14, 2020

For the first time since the Granholm administration, the Senate voted to reject a gubernatorial appointment. On Thursday, the Senate voted 20-16 to oppose the appointment by Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Anna Mitterling to the Natural Resources Commission. The vote was near party lines with all Republicans, minus one, voting to reject the appointment. Ms. […]

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Governor Delivers State of the State Address

Jan 29, 2020

This evening, before a joint convention of the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered the annual State of the State address. She began the address announcing a new visitor’s center on Mackinac Island near Arch Rock, named after former Governor Milliken. She highlighted reforming auto no-fault in Michigan, which was a […]

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Governor Signs Memorandum of Understanding

Nov 22, 2019

During her trade mission to Israel, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a technology-based Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Entered into with Start Up-Nation Central, an Israel-based nonprofit, the MOU is based on collaborating on technology solutions with the hope they will improve opportunities and quality of life for Michigan citizens. Together, the State of Michigan and the […]

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Governor Creates Task Force on Women in Sports

Jun 21, 2019

In the hopes of developing strategies that support and promote opportunities in Michigan for girls and women in sports, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order creating a task force to help accomplish that goal. The Task Force on Women in Sports will be housed within the Department of State and chaired by Secretary of […]

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Governor Creates Census Committee

Jun 14, 2019

With the national census taking place next year, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order to ensure Michigan is ready. Census’ are important because the federal government uses that data for funding and for allocating congressional representation. The census data will also be used to redraw state House and Senate districts. Executive Order 2019-15 creates […]

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The First 100 Days of Michigan’s New CEO

Apr 24, 2019

Campaigns create interesting promises…Winning an election creates incredible opportunities for the victors. But the vastness of change that occurs when we elect a new chief executive is unimaginable to the normal person. Put yourself in the position of taking over a company with nearly $60 billion in annual revenue as well as tens of thousands of […]

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Bipartisan Group to Review Michigan’s Criminal Justice System

Apr 19, 2019

The state’s jail and court data will be reviewed under an Executive Order signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday. E.O. 2019-10 forms the Michigan Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, who will review the data to look for expanded alternatives to jail, safely reduce jail admissions and length of stay, and improve the […]

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Divided We Stand

Apr 10, 2019

After the November election, many pundits wrote story after story about the downfalls of divided government.  Currently, our national politics is the posterchild of how divided government can go wrong and that gave us little hope here in Michigan about what to expect heading into a divided state government.  With the Democratic governor looking to […]

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