Stories tagged: "whitmer"


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)
Whitmer Pledges to Continue Bipartisan Effort— Even After Dems Take Control of State Legislature

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pledged to continue to lead in a bipartisan fashion during a 15-minute address to reporters, family members, state elected officials, and campaign staff on Wednesday after being elected to a second term.

Paul Bellar, middle, appears before Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 for trial in Jackson, Mich. Paul Bellar, Joseph Morrison and Pete Musico are charged in connection with a 2020 anti-government plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP, Pool)
Prosecutor: Men Planned to ‘Target’ Cops to Assist in Whitmer Kidnapping

Each man is charged with three crimes related to a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, including providing material support for a terrorist act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

Former President Donald Trump tosses caps to the crowd as he steps onstage during a rally at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center in Warren, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)
Donald Trump Came to Michigan for Tudor Dixon. He Brought the Conspiracy Theories With Him.

Trump's rallies have always attracted a broad swath of supporters. But after spending much of the last two years obsessively peddling false claims of a stolen election, Trump is increasingly attracting those who have broken with reality—including conspiracy theorists in Michigan.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attends an event with President Joe Biden in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Explainer: 3 More Men on Trial in ‘Heinous’ Plot to Kidnap Whitmer

A scheme to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 will get yet another airing in a different court when three men face trial this week.

A Toyota Motor Corp.'s new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Mirai arrives at a charge station near Toyota's showroom on Nov. 17, 2014, in Tokyo.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Michigan Joins Midwest Partnership to Back Hydrogen as Clean Energy Source

Michigan has joined six other Midwestern states in teaming up to accelerate the development of hydrogen as a clean-energy alternative for automobiles and factories that rely largely on climate-warming fossil fuels, governors said Monday.

Bridget McCormack, a Democratic Party nominee, has been on the court since 2013 and still had six years left in her second term. (Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack via Facebook)
Whitmer to Appoint Replacement to Michigan Supreme Court as Chief Justice Leaves Bench

The chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court will step down by the end of 2022, leaving Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to pick a new justice to fill the term—at least through 2024.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Five Men tied to Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Face Key Hearing in Antrim County

A judge began hearing evidence Monday to determine if five men will face trial for their alleged roles in a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.