Stories tagged: "Gretchen Whitmer"


Apprenticeships
No College, No Problem: These Michigan Career Paths Prioritize On-the-Job Experience

No college debt and a promising future is what drew Cory Henion to be an apprentice. This trend is getting a big push in Michigan in 2021. 

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
10 Moments That Made Gov. Whitmer Known For Her Wit

Despite a wild first term, two years in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has kept her vibrant and wicket sense of humor.

Michigan's new education budget spells out improvements for student mental health resources.
‘Coming Back to the Unknown’: Michigan Makes ‘Historic’ Investment in Student Mental Health in 2021

Michigan’s latest investment in education could mean big things for mental health advocacy in school districts around the state — something particularly important as students return to the classroom amid the pandemic. 

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Michigan’s Plan to Reignite the Economy Addresses the Real Cause of the Labor Shortage

The real reason businesses struggle to hire during the economic recovery has little to do with direct COVID relief and a lot to do with poor wages and working conditions.

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
A $15 Minimum Wage for Michiganders Could Be Done with COVID Money

If Michigan boosts its minimum wage, the first three months could be covered by the state, says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is implementing a plan to ensure Michiganders have access to enough vaccine doses.
A New Government Office Will Focus on Connecting Broadband Across the State

Michiganders kept in the internet's slow lane due to access or affordability concerns now have a state office designed to help overcome those roadblocks.

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman
Why Calling Michigan’s Leaders ‘Witches’ Is the Perfect Summary of Modern Sexism

In response to the latest in a long line of misogynist scandals in the Legislature, a group called Michigan Witches Against Patriarchy is protesting at the Capitol Wednesday.