Stories tagged: "Gretchen Whitmer"


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.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses members of the media and Midland County residents during a press conference at the temporary shelter at the school, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Midland, Mich. Whitmer spoke of response efforts to severe flooding caused by dam failures upstream of the Tittabawassee River. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Gov. Whitmer?

He called her “bat-shit crazy” and she showed him just how far she could go. Take our Gov. Whitmer personality quiz and let us know how well you know Michigan’s leading lady.

Many of Michigan's elderly nursing home residents cannot accept visitors. Photo via Shutterstock.
Michigan’s Massive Nursing Home Vaccination Success May Help Reunite Families

Visitation rules for nursing homes are being revised thanks to the successful efforts to vaccinate Michiganders in long-term care.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced new guidance for schools Jan. 8 to keep students, staff and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while providing the in-person instruction that is crucial to learning and development.
COVID Relief Expires Sunday, Cutting Michigan Nurses’ Pay

The relief Gov. Whitmer gave families in 2020? Republicans are letting it expire.