Stories tagged: "Gov. Gretchen Whitmer"


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, center, delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate as Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, D-Grand Rapids, left, and House Speaker Joe Tate, D-Detroit, listen, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
State of the State: 7 Ways State Government Can (and Will) Help Michiganders in 2023

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday addressed the Michigan House and Senate to announce plans and policies designed to bolster resources for public schools and children, provide tax relief for parents and families, expand civil rights protections in Michigan, and much (much) more. 

The latest budget signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made the highest state per-student investment in Michigan history—including more than $500 million in school infrastructure and expanded mental health resources for children. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
State of the State: Whitmer to Call for Free Pre-K for All 4-Year-Olds

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce a plan during her State of the State speech Wednesday to provide prekindergarten education for all 4-year-olds in Michigan in an attempt to help families with rising costs.

Photo: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook
Michigan Has Huge $9.2B Surplus to Help Navigate Likely Economic Dip

Fiscal experts delivered "good news" about Michigan revenue growth, but cautioned that a "mild recession" may be on the horizon.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, left, and House Speaker Joe Tate talk during inauguration ceremonies, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, outside the state Capitol in Lansing. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Democratic Leaders Detail Tax Plans to Help Lift Michiganders Out of Poverty

Hundreds of thousands of Michigan families could soon see thousands of more dollars in their pockets if the state legislature backs Democrats’ plan to repeal the state retirement tax and expand Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit.

(Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Michigan Democrats Unveil First Moves in New Session

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other Democratic leaders have wasted no time outlining their highly anticipated priorities for the session.

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Report: Michigan Lags Behind 47 States in School Counselors Amid Staffing Crisis

Across the country, counselors are facing a more challenging workload than ever before—and Michigan is facing the brunt of the crisis.

Students hug at a memorial at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Dec. 1, 2021.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michigan Dems Keep Gun Control Atop School Safety Agenda in 2023

A school safety task force formed in response to the deadly 2021 Oxford High School shooting didn’t include any gun control measures in its final recommendations to the Legislature. But that doesn’t mean they’re off the table.