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Governor to Continue National Leadership Role

Aug 07, 2020

This week, it was announced that Governor Gretchen Whitmer will serve a second term on the National Governors Association’s Executive Committee, a role she has been in since last year. “I’m pleased to continue in the coming year as a member of the Executive Committee for the National Governors Association and appreciate the support of […]

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Republicans to Challenge Governor’s Authority, Don’t Extend Emergency Declaration

May 01, 2020

On Thursday, the House adopted a resolution allowing Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) to take legal action to challenge Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s authority and actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to their resolution, Governor Whitmer’s need to declare the states of emergency and disaster are over as of May 1 because the legislature did […]

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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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