Stories tagged: "whitmer"

Mark Gendregske of Alger, charges his Kia EV6 in Ypsilanti. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Range Anxiety Relief: Michigan Amps Up Efforts to Build Out Electric Vehicle Charging Network

A new federal grant program will accelerate the installation of hundreds of new electric vehicle chargers across Michigan—and ensure EV drivers can traverse both peninsulas with ease.

Staff pour coffee at Velodrome Coffee Co. in Ispheming. (Velodrome Coffee Company via Facebook)
Small Businesses Score Big State Grants to Hire More Michiganders

Nearly 30 small businesses across Michigan received $25,000 grants through the state’s “Match on Main” grant program this year to help boost economic growth in dozens of communities. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is joined by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, bill sponsors and other activists in repealing Michigan's abortion ban. (Courtesy/Governor Gretchen Whitmer)
‘The Right Thing to Do’: Michigan’s 1931 Abortion Ban is Officially Toast

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation this week that officially repealed Michigan's unenforceable ban on abortions—solidifying what voters decided on Proposal 3.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks to new troopers after providing the keynote address for the Michigan State Police's 140th Trooper Recruit School. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Whitmer Made a Promise to Crack Down on Crime—And Data Suggests She’s Keeping It

Hundreds of illegal firearms have been taken off the streets through a statewide gun violence prevention initiative. And the latest funding plan from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer includes more investments designed to keep local communities safe from crime. 

In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo some of the thousands that gathered for a rally protest against the passage of right-to-work legislation outside the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Every Republican Rep in Michigan Just Voted Against Workers’ Rights

Legislation to repeal Michigan’s “right-to-work” law and restore prevailing wage requirements is headed to the Senate—without any help from Republican lawmakers.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has pledged to deliver on the issues that make a real difference in Michiganders' lives—including by lowering their costs, and building a stronger economy. (Courtesy/Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
4 Key Takeaways From the First 50 Days of Whitmer’s Second Term

Michiganders have seen thousands of new jobs, progress on a lengthy list of road repairs, lower costs for families pinched by inflation, and continued efforts to make the state a safer place to live, work and learn.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, center, delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate as Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, D-Grand Rapids, left, and House Speaker Joe Tate, D-Detroit, listen, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
State of the State: 7 Ways State Government Can (and Will) Help Michiganders in 2023

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday addressed the Michigan House and Senate to announce plans and policies designed to bolster resources for public schools and children, provide tax relief for parents and families, expand civil rights protections in Michigan, and much (much) more.