Stories tagged: "Gretchen Whitmer"


U. S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and LBJ Foundation President and CEO Mark K. Updegrove discuss the justice’s trailblazing career at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2020.  The LBJ Foundation presented Justice Ginsburg with the LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award, which honors those who carry on President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s legacy to right wrongs, champion justice, and serve humanity. (LBJ Foundation Photo/Jay Godwin)
Michigan Mourns, Honors Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“One thing I learned watching Justice Ginsburg’s fearless battles with cancer and injustice is that you never give up,” said Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., heir status amid the coronavirus pandemic. Whitmer says gyms can reopen after 5 1/2 months of closure and organized sports can resume if masks are worn. She lifted some coronavirus restrictions Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, that lasted longer in Michigan than in many other states. The order, effective next Wednesday, allows for reopening fitness centers and indoor pools in remaining regions that hold 93% of Michigan's population.(Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Lawmakers, Governor Whitmer Agree on Budget With No K-12 Cuts

Just 17 days before the start of the next fiscal year, Michigan’s leaders decide on next year’s allocations.

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at MBS International Airport, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Freeland, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump Rallies in Michigan After Pulling Funding From State’s National Guard

His visit came hours after he denied Michigan support for frontline pandemic responders.

Photo via State Rep. Angela Witwer's office.
WATCH: Michigan’s New Council Will Help Food Insecure Michiganders, Research Prevention

With food security a growing issue, state Rep. Angela Witwer thinks Michigan's diverse agriculture industry can help feed its struggling families.

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Coronavirus Thrives in Prisons. Here’s What Michigan Is Doing to Fight It.

The incarcerated are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. Michigan is trying to keep them, prison staff and their communities safe through rigorous testing.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Michigan’s Budget Is Better Than We Expected. Here’s Why

A combination of Gov. Whitmer’s leadership and good luck made it possible for the state’s budget to shape up far better than expected.

Photo via Gov. Whitmer's office
Michigan Appeals Court: Gov. Whitmer Has Authority For Pandemic Protections

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was sued in May by the Republican-controlled Legislature over her use of emergency powers. For the second time, a court upheld her action during the coronavirus pandemic.