Stories tagged: "Gov. Gretchen Whitmer"

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at the new Caro Psychiatric Hospital on Monday, June 5.
New State Psychiatric Hospital to Expand Mental Health Treatment Options for Michiganders 

A new state psychiatric hospital in Caro will offer more options for Michigan families in need of inpatient, behavioral health care, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist announce the "Make it in Michigan" plan on Wednesday.
New ‘Make it in Michigan’ Plan Invests in Michiganders—and Could Pay Big Dividends

A newly unveiled economic strategy from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer includes plans to help Michigan score more big-name development projects, as well as thousands of new jobs.

A new billboard popped up near the Orlando International Airport this week encouraging travelers to turn around and head to Michigan. (Photo Illustration)
New Billboards Urge Florida Visitors to Turn Around and Go to Michigan

Michigan is building on its reputation as the anti-Florida, where its firm protections for reproductive freedom stand in stark contrast to a rigid new abortion ban signed into law in the Sunshine State.

Bernice Ringo looks through photographs of her son Natalian, on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Survivors of Violent Crime Drive Legislative Change to State Programs in Michigan—and Beyond

Bipartisan legislation that takes effect this summer will ramp up state funding for survivors of crime—and help heal old wounds.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs legislation to expand tuition assistance for spouses and children of Michigan National Guard members.
Michigan National Guard Spouses and Children to Get Cheap (or Free) College Under New Law

New legislation will make it easier for Michigan National Guard spouses and their children to earn a cheap college degree or professional certificate—no strings attached.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reads to a classroom for Reading Month. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Whitmer Cuts ‘Red Tape’ in Ditching Letter Grade Ranking System for Michigan’s Public Schools

A statewide ranking system that assigns letter grades to public schools in Michigan will no longer be used to judge their performance. But there’s still plenty of data available to help parents find the right school.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs legislation to enact extreme risk protection orders in Michigan.
‘Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough’: New Gun Safety Laws to Curb Gun Violence in Michigan

Newly signed gun safety laws are designed to keep firearms away from Michiganders who may use them to harm themselves or others—and they could possibly prevent another mass shooting.