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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

P.O. Box 30013
517-373-3400

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is a lifelong Michigander who is focused on getting things done that will make a difference in people’s lives. She’s an attorney, an educator, former prosecutor, State Representative, and Senator. But the most important title she boasts is MOM. Inspired by her family, she’s devoted her life to building a stronger Michigan for all and governed through unprecedented, colliding crises.   

As Governor Whitmer has led Michigan through this extraordinary time, she’s remained focused on doing the right things: acting decisively, following the science, and listening to the experts. Her leadership helped get the once in a century pandemic under control and laid the groundwork to rebuild Michigan’s economy back stronger than ever. 

The Governor ran on fixing the damn roads, cleaning up drinking water, and expanding opportunity for all. In two years, the Whitmer’s administration has created 11,000 new auto jobs while working to diversify the economy, made the largest investment in K-12 schools in state history without raising taxes, established the Michigan Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners programs to create a more dynamic, educated workforce, and is fixing crumbling roads and water infrastructure while creating 7,500 jobs in the process. 

She remains dedicated to investing in small businesses, the lifeblood of our communities, making sure they have the support they need to stay afloat and help rebuild our economy. The Governor is also taking bold steps to improve schools, build a more skilled workforce, and create better jobs for Michiganders. She’s made historic investments in education and is offering free community college and job training to adults over 25 and essential workers, making education accessible to those who can’t afford it. 

Governor Whitmer achieved this progress alongside the most diverse cabinet in state history and three dynamic elected leaders: Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.  

The Whitmer administration will continue working to ensure that every Michigander has a great public education and a path to a good-paying job, every community has clean, safe drinking water, and everyone can drive to work or drop their kids at school safely, without blowing a tire or cracking a windshield. She will keep fighting for Michiganders every day and tackling the big challenges Michigan faces with bold solutions and decisive leadership. 

Governor Whitmer and her husband Marc Mallory live in Lansing with Kevin and Doug, the First Dogs of Michigan. Her older daughter, Sherry, is a student at the University of Michigan, and her younger daughter, Sydney, will be joining her sister in the fall. Her three stepsons, Alex, Mason, and Winston all live in Michigan as well. Governor Whitmer earned a bachelor’s degree and law degree from Michigan State University. A lifelong Michigander, Gretchen Whitmer is honored to serve as Governor of Michigan.  

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Governor Whitmer Announces Federal RAISE Grant Awarded to MDOT and City of Detroit for the Detroit Mobility and Innovation Corridor

LANSING, Mich – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the award of a $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant to the Michigan Department…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Testing Positive for COVID-19

Lansing, MI — On Aug 8th, evening, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after testing positive for COVID-19. “On Aug 8th, evening, I tested positive for COVID-19. “Thankfully, I am only…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Signing of CHIPS and Science Act into Law

Bipartisan law will face chip crisis head-on, lower costs, protect national security, boost manufacturing, create and protect tens of thousands of jobs Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 40% of Michigan’s Working Families with Kids Under Age 12 Now Eligible for Free or Low-Cost Child Care

Bipartisan investments expand child care to 150,000 more kids and their families, lowering costs and helping parents get back to work, state launches new tool to help families determine their eligibility? LANSING, MI.-- On Aug 9th, Governor…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims August 7 as Purple Heart Day

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has recognized August 7, 2022, as Purple Heart Day to remember and pay honor to the service members of the U.S. Armed Forces that were wounded or killed in enemy action while serving our country. …

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Governor Whitmer Announces More than 80% of City of Benton Harbor Lead Service Lines Replaced as Work Continues Ahead of Schedule

LANSING, MI.-- On Aug 7th, Governor Whitmer visited Benton Harbor to meet with homeowners and inspect the progress made on replacing the city’s lead service lines (LSLs). During the visit, Governor Whitmer announced that the campaign to…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Five Projects Starting This Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, Mich. -- On Aug 8th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced five road projects slated to begin this week in Berrien, Clare,…

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Governor Whitmer Highlights Final Application Deadline for Michigan Parents’ Council

The Michigan Parents’ Council will center parent perspective in the policymaking process and formalize how parent recommendations are included in education policy decisions LANSING, Mich. – On Aug 8th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 50 New Jobs as Niagara Bottling Establishing New Operations in Shelby Township

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on Aug 4th, to announce that beverage manufacturer Niagara Bottling is establishing a new facility in Shelby Township with support from the…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Partnership with Google to Offer Free Job Training for Michiganders

LANSING, Mich. — On Aug 5th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) in announcing a new partnership with Google to connect 500 local job seekers with no-cost access to Google Career…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 85 High-Wage Jobs as Leading Precision Components Manufacturer Expanding in Southwest Michigan

Lansing, MI – On Aug 5th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that precision components manufacturer C&S Machine Products is expanding its operations in Bertrand Township in…

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Governor Whitmer Honors Legendary Detroit Tiger Lou Whitaker

“Sweet Lou’s” jersey #1 retired at Comerica Park LANSING, Mich. — On Aug 5th, Governor Whitmer issued a tribute honoring Lou Whitaker for his historic career with the Detroit Tigers. The recognition comes as the…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announces Support for New Mobility Initiatives That Improve Roadway Safety and Sustainability, and Customer Service

Partnerships between recipients, universities and the state represent the future of mobility innovation LANSING, Mich. – On Aug 5th, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II announced that Michigan will enable four new mobility services…

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Governor Whitmer Files Renewed Request with Michigan Supreme Court to Constitutionally Protect Right to Abortion in Michigan

Whitmer has led nation in ongoing effort to fight for women and health care providers, taken number of historic steps to protect reproductive freedom LANSING, Mich. — On Aug 3rd evening, Governor Gretchen Whitmer again urged the Michigan…

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ICYMI: Michigan #1 State for Energy-Sector Job Growth

State added 35,463 energy jobs—more than any other state—from 2020 to 2021 LANSING, MI – On Aug 4th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Michigan has been ranked #1 in the nation for energy job growth according to the U.S.…

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Governor Whitmer Files Legal Brief to Prevent Enforcement of Extreme 1931 Abortion Ban

Lansing, MI — Last night, Governor Gretchen Whitmer filed an amicus brief with the Michigan Supreme Court in support of preserving the statewide injunction issued in mid-May that prevents enforcement of Michigan’s extreme 1931 law…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to the Bench

Lansing, MI — On Aug 4th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointments of Amy C. Clapp to the 49th Circuit Court of Mecosta and Osceola Counties and Amanda L. Eicher to the 1st District Court of Monroe County. “I am proud…

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Governor Whitmer: ‘We Are Going To Court Today To Defend Legal Abortion In Michigan.’

After governor secured a temporary restraining order to prevent county prosecutors from prosecuting those who provide reproductive health care on Monday, her team is back in court to protect women Lansing, MI — On Aug 3rd, Governor…

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Michigan Reconnect Milestone: Over 100,000 Applicants Accepted into Program

Bipartisan effort is putting more working-age adults on tuition-free path to high-demand, high-wage careers LANSING, MI – On Aug 3rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that as of late July, more than 100,000 Michiganders are on their…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Joining Three Other Midwest States to Build Lake Michigan EV Circuit, America’s Best Electric Vehicle Road Trip

States will collaborate to build chargers along 1,100+ mile drivable shoreline of Lake Michigan, support jobs and local economies in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces a…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Reorganizing the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice, Appoints Members to Committee

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Reorganizing the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice, Appoints Members to Committee LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order No. 2022-7, which recreates the Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Reorganizing the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice, Appoints Members to Committee

LANSING, MI. — On August 2nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order No. 2022-7, which recreates the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice in the Department of Health and Human Services. “As chair of Michigan’s…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates CHIPS and Science Act That will Bring Supply Chain from China to Michigan

Executive directive will prepare Michigan to compete for every project and job, leverage once-in-a-century investment in American manufacturing, and lower costs for working families Hemlock, MI. — On Aug 2nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Four Road and Bridge Projects Completed as the State Continues to Fix the Damn Roads at a Record Pace

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest infrastructure investment in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI. – On Aug 2nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the completion of four road and bridge projects as the administration…

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Governor Whitmer Takes Immediate Action to Block Enforcement of Extreme 1931 Abortion Ban, Protect Women, Nurses, and Doctors from Swift Prosecution

Governor files for restraining order to prevent Michigan county prosecutors from seeking to jail those who provide reproductive health care Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer took immediate action to protect access to abortion in…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Five Rebuilding Our Bridges Projects Starting This Month as the Total Completed Rises to Seven Bridges

Lansing, MI – On Aug 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the final five bridges set to be fixed under her Rebuilding Our Bridges program are scheduled to begin this?month. The bridges include Sand Creek Highway over River Raisin in…

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Michigan Circuit Court Grants Governor Whitmer’s Temporary Restraining Order to Protect Nurses and Doctors from Prosecution for Providing Care

Governor’s temporary restraining order will prevent county prosecutors from seeking to jail those who provide reproductive health care, keep abortion safe and legal in Michigan LANSING, MI — This evening, the Oakland County 6th…

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Governor Whitmer on Stellantis Investment of $83 Million at Dundee Engine Complex

LANSING, Mich. – On Aug 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after Stellantis announced it will be making a $99 million investment in three plants in North America. The state of Michigan will receive the bulk of the…

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Gov. Whitmer Celebrates CHIPS and Science Act that will Bring Supply Chain from China to Michigan

Gov. Whitmer Celebrates CHIPS and Science Act that will Bring Supply Chain from China to Michigan HEMLOCK, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the CHIPS and Science Act, bipartisan federal legislation that will boost…

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Governor Whitmer on Michigan Supreme Court Expanding Civil Rights to LGBTQ+ Michiganders for First Time in State History

Lansing, Mich. – On July 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after the Michigan Supreme Court delivered a decision affirming that the protections, rights, and freedoms afforded to all Michiganders under the…

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Michigan’s Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Helps Pass CHIPS and Science Act

Republicans and Democrats vote for CHIPS and Science Act to face chip crisis head-on, lower costs, protect national security, boost manufacturing, create and protect tens of thousands of jobs LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Board of Architects, Michigan Blueberry Commission, Michigan Health Endowment Fund Board, Michigan-Indiana State Line Commission, Michigan…

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Whitmer Tours Mound Road After Delivering $32 Million in Recent Bipartisan Budget to Fix and Expand Roadway

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer toured road repair work on Mound Road in Sterling Heights. As part of the governor’s fourth bipartisan and balanced budget, she secured $32 million for the Innovate Mound project, which is…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $321 Million Investment in 1,650 Michigan Communities Supporting Infrastructure, Economic Growth

Federal funding from American Rescue Plan will help local governments deliver essential services Lansing, MI. – On July 27th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced more than 1,650 communities in Michigan will receive more than $321…

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Governor Whitmer Approves Additional State Emergency Funding for Tornado Recovery Efforts in Otsego County After FEMA Denies Federal Funding

Lansing, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on July 27th, approved more than $500,000 in state funding for Otsego County and surrounding communities that were devastated by the severe thunderstorm and tornado in May. The funds were made…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Senate Passage of CHIPS+ Act

Bipartisan legislation will face the chip crisis head-on, lower costs, shore up national security, boost domestic manufacturing, create and protect tens of thousands of good-paying jobs LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist II Announces Eric Frederick Selected as Michigan High-Speed Internet Office’s First Chief Connectivity Officer

LANSING, Mich. – In a historic selection, Eric Frederick has been chosen as the Michigan High-Speed Internet Office’s (MIHI) very first Chief Connectivity Officer. “Eric has been a high-speed internet expert in…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 500 New Jobs as High-Tech Auto Electronics Manufacturer Gentex Expands in Zeeland

Lansing, MI. – On July 26th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that Gentex, a manufacturer of high-tech electronics for the auto, aerospace, and fire safety industries, is…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive to Reduce Crime, Gun Violence

Governor directs state government departments and law enforcement agencies to coordinate and invest all available federal resources into crime and gun violence intervention and prevention KALAMAZOO, Mich. — On July 26th, Governor…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Six Projects Starting This Week

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI --?On July 25th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced six road projects slated to begin this week in Clare, Eaton,…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist II Visits the Historic I-94 Second Ave Bridge Project

The Whitmer-Gilchrist Administration Marks a Historic Infrastructure Project in Detroit DETROIT, Mich. – On July 25th, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II was joined by federal, state, and local leaders to tour the I-94 Second…

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ICYMI: Detroit Free Press: Michigan is Desperately Trying to Make Private Child Care More Affordable

Lansing, MI -- After launching a plan to address the childcare shortage, Governor Whitmer has worked with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to expand access to high-quality and affordable child care, while delivering record funding to keep…

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Whitmer Administration Hosts Congressional Leaders to Urge Passage of CHIPS Act; Highlight Critical Economic Impact of Semiconductor Industry

Governor Whitmer continues leading the charge to face the chip crisis head on as CHIPS Act advances toward final consideration in the U.S. Congress LANSING, MICH – As the CHIPS Act moved through the U.S. Senate this week,…

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Governor Whitmer Calls on FDA to Reduce Barriers to Medication Abortion

Urges federal government to cut red tape preventing women from accessing essential reproductive care Lansing, MI — On July 21st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Legislation to Protect Public Health, Other Legislation

Lansing, MI – On July 21st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed 11 pieces of legislation, bringing the total number of bipartisan bills signed to 931. “On July 21st, I am signing several bipartisan bills to protect public health and…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Four Projects Starting Next Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI --?On July 21st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced four road projects slated to begin next week in Clare, Eaton,…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michiganders to Receive Additional Assistance in July to Lower Cost of Groceries

Lansing, MI – On July 21st,?Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced all Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will continue to receive at least an additional $95 monthly payment in July to help lower the cost of groceries…

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Governor Whitmer Announces First Fitch Credit Rating Upgrade in Nearly 10 Years as State Displays Strong Financial Position, Economic Growth

Fitch Ratings Upgrades Michigan’s Credit Rating from AA to AA+ LANSING, Mich. – On July 22nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the state of Michigan’s strong financial position, prudent fiscal management and…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Fourth Balanced, Bipartisan Budget

Budget does not raise taxes by a dime, makes historic investments in kitchen-table issues that matter most to working families, communities, and small businesses Detroit, MI — On July 20th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a balanced,…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Monthly Jobs Report

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the release of the latest economic numbers showing Michigan’s economy added 10,000 jobs in June. “Thanks to our hardworking people and innovative…

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Governor Whitmer Declares State of Emergency for Marquette County to Help Fund Recovery Costs Following Flash Flooding

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on July 18th, declared a state of emergency for Marquette County to address the impacts of thunderstorms and flash flooding that caused widespread damage in May. “As Marquette County…

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Governor Whitmer Awards MI Clean Water Grants to Help Six Communities Protect and Improve Drinking Water, Upgrade Water Infrastructure

Final grants of first stage of governor’s plan awards six communities $5.5M supporting jobs and protecting waters Lansing, MI – On July 18th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded more than $5 million under the MI Clean Water Plan to…

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Michigan’s Task Force On Juvenile Justice Reform Approves Comprehensive Blueprint For Transforming Juvenile Justice Statewide

Lansing, MI – On July 18th, the Michigan Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform met to approve a comprehensive set of consensus-based recommendations to transform Michigan’s juvenile justice system. These recommendations are based on an…

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Governor Whitmer Signs 900th Bipartisan Bill

INFORM Act protects consumer safety, cracks down on crime in Michigan Lansing, MI – On July 19th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the INFORM Act – House Bills 5486 and 5487 – which protects the pocketbooks of Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Legislation Renaming Highways in Recognition of Fallen Military and Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Lansing, MI – On July 19th, Governor Whitmer signed four bills renaming portions of highways to recognize fallen military officers and police officers. This brings the total number of bipartisan bills signed to 904. “These bipartisan…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Legislation Growing Michigan’s Maritime Economy, Other Legislation

Lansing, MI – On July 19th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed 15 pieces of legislation, bringing the total number of bipartisan bills signed to 919. The bills she signed on July 19th, includes legislation to expand Michigan’s commercial…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects in?13 Counties Starting This Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history? Lansing, MI – On July 18th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced seven road projects slated to begin this week in 13 Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Establishes Michigan Parents' Council

Council will center parent perspective in the policymaking process, and formalize how parent recommendations are included in governor’s education budgets Lansing, MI?– On July 15th,?Governor?Gretchen Whitmer?created the Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Education Budget Making Highest State Per-Pupil Investment Ever, Funding School Infrastructure, Teacher Recruitment

Historic budget will improve every kid’s in-class experience, build up school facilities, recruit and train skilled educators, boost on-campus mental health resources, shore up school safety FLINT, MI — On July 14th, Governor…

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Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Highlights $6M Investment to Help Students Overcome Barriers to Higher Education

Statewide Tour Kicks off at Washtenaw Community College, Spotlighting New Grants For Michigan Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners Students LANSING, MI. — On July 14th, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II launched a statewide tour from…

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Governor Whitmer Highlights Bipartisan Budget Investments in Public Health and Public Safety

Budget builds new psychiatric hospital and lab, boosts mental health capacity, improves dental care, and funds better resources for Michigan State Police Lansing, MI — On July 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted investments in…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Refusing to Extradite Women, Providers Who Come to Michigan Seeking Reproductive Freedom

As states pursue extreme abortion bans and prosecute those seeking and providing abortion care, Michigan will protect American women, refuse to cooperate with the criminalization of women’s health Lansing, MI — On July 13th,…

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Governor Whitmer Secures U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Declaration for Otsego County

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on July 13th, announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted an administrative declaration of disaster for Otsego County. The SBA disaster assistance program will make…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects in?Eaton and Houghton Counties Starting Next Week

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history? Lansing, MI – On July 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced three road projects slated to begin next week in Eaton and…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to the Bench

LANSING, Mich. — On July 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Alida J. Bryant to the 17th Circuit Court of Kent County. “I am proud to appoint Alida Bryant to the bench in Kent County,” said…

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ICYMI: TIME Names Detroit as One of the World’s Greatest Places of 2022

Lansing, MI – On July 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II celebrated Detroit’s selection as one of TIME’s World’s Greatest Places of 2022. The announcement highlights the success of the…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects in?Berrien, Cheboygan, Lenawee, Mackinac, Manistee, Mecosta, Montcalm, Oakland, and Wayne Counties Starting This Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI –?On July 11th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced nine major road projects slated to begin this week in Berrien,…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bill Lowering Cost for Veteran License Plates, Other Legislation

Legislation eliminates service fee for veteran designated license plates LANSING, MI. - On July 11th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 5678, eliminating the service fee associated with having a veteran designated license plate. …

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Governor Whitmer Highlights Bipartisan Budget Investments to Grow Michigan’s Economy & Workforce

Funding to upskill workforce, promote regional economic development, boost tourism and small businesses, and put Michiganders in good-paying, high-skilled jobs. LANSING, Mich. — On July 11th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted…

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Governor Whitmer Calls on President Biden to Make Birth Control Available Over the Counter

Letter follows repeated requests to the FDA by elected officials to improve access to birth control Governor, dozens of leading medical organizations urge federal executive action to reduce barrier to contraception, ensure birth control is available…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Award to Three Michigan Airports to Improve Infrastructure

Lansing, MI. – On July 11th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced three Michigan airports were awarded $63 million through U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration…

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Governor Whitmer Hosts Roundtable with Parents on Bipartisan Education Budget

Discussion centers on in-person learning, mental health, teacher recruitment, school infrastructure Troy, MI – On July 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer hosted a roundtable with parents at Troy High School on the recently passed bipartisan…

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Governor Whitmer Calls on Federal Government to Protect Michiganders Seeking Reproductive Health Care or Prescription Medication in Canada

Governor urges clarity in federal guidance for Michiganders who may choose to go to Canada for reproductive care, including medication abortion Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

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Governor Whitmer on Death of Detroit Police Officer Loren Courts

Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement following the death of Detroit Police Department Officer Loren Courts. “Michigan is heartbroken by the loss of Officer Loren Courts. Officer Courts was…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Community Revitalization Projects Bringing New Housing Options, Economic Growth to Five Communities Across Michigan

Lansing, MI – On July 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce revitalization projects that will bring much-needed housing, economic growth, and increased vibrancy to five…

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Governor Whitmer Highlights Bipartisan Budget Investments in Working Families, Connected Communities

Budget will honor those who served, build up infrastructure, and fund critical local projects Lansing, MI — On July 8th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted investments in working families and connected communities in the recently passed…

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Governor Whitmer, MDHHS Launch Public Effort to Educate Michiganders, Health Care Providers on Difference Between Emergency Contraception and Medication Abortion

Both Emergency Contraception and Medication Abortion Remain Legal in Michigan Lansing, MI – On July 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are launching a public effort to educate…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Record Bipartisan Education Budget Investments in Michigan Students, Classrooms, and Schools

Highest state per-student funding ever, more for on-campus mental health, special education, after-school programming, preschool, teacher recruitment, and nearly half a billion for school infrastructure Lansing, MI — On July 6th, Governor…

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Gov. Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects in?Berrien, Cheboygan, Lenawee, Mackinac, Manistee, and Wayne Counties Starting Next Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, MI – On July 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road projects are expected to begin in Berrien,…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Kicks Off Thriving Seniors Tour with Event in Detroit

Detroit, MI – On July 6th, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II kicked off his Thriving Seniors Tour in Detroit, inspired by his 2019 Thriving Cities Tour, meeting with more than 30 seniors from the Franklin Wright Human Service Agency. The…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges with Projects in?Allegan, Houghton, Ingham, Iron, Macomb, and St. Clair Counties Starting This Week

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI –?On July 5th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road and bridge repair projects are beginning this…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bill Helping Michigan Distilleries

LANSING, MI -- On July 5th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4842 into law, which cuts costs for small Michigan distilleries and supports Michigan grain farmers. House Bill 4842 assists Michigan's growing craft distillery industry by…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Victims of the Shooting at Highland Park, Illinois Fourth of July Parade

LANSING, Mich.?-- On July 5th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, in accordance with a?proclamation issued by President Biden, has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the State of…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Passage of Balanced, Bipartisan Budget

Budget is delivered on time, does not raise taxes by a dime, makes historic investments in kitchen-table issues that matter most to working families, communities, and small businesses Lansing, MI — On July 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Bipartisan Budget, Urges Further Action to Cut Taxes, Lower Costs, and Offer Real Inflation Relief Right Now

Lansing, MI — On July 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the Michigan Legislature passed the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2023 state budget. The governor looks forward to signing the budget in the weeks ahead but…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Business Expansion Creating 24 Manufacturing Jobs, Generating $8 Million Investment in Flint

Lansing, MI?– On July 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that plastics recycler Island Plastics will create 24 manufacturing jobs in Flint with support from the Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer, Legislative Leaders Joint Statement on Budget Deal

Governor, legislative leaders, budget director celebrate balanced, bipartisan budget that does not raise taxes by a dime delivered on time LANSING, MI — On June 30th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, State Budget Director Chris Harkins,…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Three Rebuilding Our Bridges Projects Starting This Month in Ingham, Macomb and St. Clair Counties

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history? Lansing, MI – On July 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that three major bridge repair projects are starting this…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects in Allegan, Houghton, Ingham, Iron, and Macomb Counties Starting Next Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, Mich. – On June 30th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road projects are expected to begin next week in…

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Governor Whitmer Calls on Michigan Insurers to Make Sure Michigan Women Have Coverage for Reproductive Health Care

Abortion remains legal in Michigan on June 29th, because of court ruling against 1931 abortion ban, Whitmer has led the nation acting to protect right to abortion Lansing, MI — On June 29th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent letters to…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Food and Agriculture Legislation Boosting Michigan’s Economy

Lansing, MI – On June 29th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of bills supporting Michigan’s agriculture economy by offering certificates of free sale from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD),…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Package Expanding Community Access to Water Infrastructure Funding

Bipartisan water package readies communities to harness federal infrastructure dollars Lansing, MI. – On June 30th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 5890, 5891 and 5892 to expand access to clean, safe water for Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Delivers $1,000 Bonuses to Nearly 38,000 Childcare Professionals

5,500+ childcare providers receiving $368 million in grants to provide $1,000 staff bonuses and keep childcare facilities open for Michigan families Lansing, MI -- On June 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer continued her commitment to expand…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $13.4 Million in AmeriCorps Funding to Meet Local Needs, Strengthen Communities

LANSING, MI. – On June 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Michigan Community Service Commission will receive $13.4 million in federal funds to support over 1,100 Michigan AmeriCorps members who work hand in hand with organizations…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Orange Barrels Will Be Moved to Ease Fourth of July Holiday Weekend Travel

LANSING, MI. – On June 29th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that starting Friday afternoon, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is moving orange barrels to the side of the road and removing other lane restrictions and…

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Governor Whitmer, Fellow Governors Call on Congress to Lower Healthcare Costs

Governor calls on congressional leaders to make a healthcare subsidy expanded under the American Rescue Plan permanent, protect coverage for tens of thousands of Michiganders LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and thirteen other…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 2,600 Michigan Businesses to Receive Support Through Growing MI Business Program

More Than $105 Million Awarded to Help Provide Relief and Continue Economic Growth LANSING, Mich. – On June 29th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded more than $105 million to 2,600 Michigan businesses for economic growth as a part…

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Governor Whitmer Declares State of Emergency for Mecosta County to Help Cover Recovery Costs Following Severe Weather and Flooding

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a state of emergency for Mecosta County to address the impacts of severe thunderstorms and flooding that caused widespread damage last month. “This state of emergency declaration will…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Projects to Create Over 280 Jobs and Grow Life Sciences, Agribusiness Industries in Michigan

Lansing, Mich.?– On June 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) in announcing Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approval of projects, including a business expansion by a global life sciences…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects in?Berrien, Livingston, and Montcalm Counties Starting This Week 

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI – On June 27th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road projects are expected to begin this week in…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills to Lower Health Care Costs and Increase Public Safety, Among Other Legislation

Lansing, MI. -- On Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed six bipartisan bills -- House Bills 4173, 4799, 4800, 5659, and 5660 and Senate Bill 447 -- bringing the total of bipartisan bills signed by Governor Whitmer to 865.?? “I am…

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Governor?Whitmer?Announces?Sustainable Footwear Manufacturer HOLO Footwear Establishing Headquarters in Grand Rapids, Creating 61 High-Wage Jobs

LANSING, Mich.?– On June 27th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce?that HOLO Footwear, a manufacturer of sustainable outdoor footwear, is relocating its headquarters from Portland,…

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Governor Whitmer Urges Immediate Consideration of Abortion Lawsuit After Recent County Prosecutor, Health Provider Confusion on Status of Abortion

Whitmer calls on Michigan Supreme Court to offer clarity LANSING, Mich. — On June 27th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a notice to the Michigan Supreme Court urging them to immediately consider her lawsuit to decide if Michigan’s…

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Governor Whitmer Files Motion in Michigan Supreme Court to Protect Constitutional Right to Abortion

Whitmer has led the nation acting to protect right to abortion, filed lawsuit in April Lansing, MI — On June 24th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer filed a motion urging the Michigan Supreme Court to immediately consider her lawsuit asking the…

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In Light of Upcoming SCOTUS Decision, Governor Whitmer, State Leaders Educate Michiganders About Availability of No-Cost Contraception with Most Insurance Plans

Lansing, MI -- Ahead of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) have launched a new consumer website to help Michigan women understand…

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Governor Whitmer Awards Infrastructure Grants to Support Two Businesses and 261 Jobs in Washtenaw and Wayne Counties  

The infrastructure grants helped land the two companies in Michigan over competing sites out of state Lansing, MI – On June 24th, Governor Whitmer awarded two grants that will make infrastructure upgrades to support economic development…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Ruling in Dobbs Vs. Jackson

With series of executive actions, Whitmer has led the nation acting to protect right to abortion Lansing, MI — On June 24th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Childcare Package Expanding Access to Quality, Affordable Childcare for Families; Cutting Red Tape for Small Business

Bipartisan childcare package creates a stronger, more sustainable childcare industry with common sense regulatory reform and new strategies to expand options for families MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – On June 23rd, at the Governor's Macomb…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Digital Consulting Firm Twisthink Establishing Headquarters Facility in Grand Rapids, Creating 37 New Jobs

Lansing, Mich. – On June 23rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that Twisthink, a global digital consulting firm, is expanding in Grand Rapids, signaling continued economic…

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Governor Whitmer Urges President, Congress to Temporarily Pause Federal Gas Tax

Letter highlights actions that would offer real relief to working families facing rising prices right now LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to President Biden urging him to work with Congress to temporarily…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on President’s Support to Temporarily Pause the Federal Gas Tax to Save Michiganders Money at the Pump

LANSING, MI.?– Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after President Biden called for a temporary pause of the federal gas tax. In March, Governor Whitmer sent a letter to Congress calling on the federal government to pass…

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Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist Sign Juneteenth Proclamation

On June 19th, marks the first time Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday in Michigan Lansing, MI – On June 19th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II issued a proclamation declaring June 19th as…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Rebuilding Our Bridges Project Starting from June 20 in Ingham County

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, MI?– Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced major repair work on the Linn Road bridge over Deer Creek in Ingham…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects in Iosco, Ogemaw, Saginaw, Tuscola, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties Starting This Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI – On June 20th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road projects are expected to begin this week in…

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Governor Whitmer Visits Health Center, VA Office, Small Businesses in Montmorency, Roscommon, Missaukee, and Kalkaska Counties

Lansing, MI — On June 16th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer toured the Hillman Health Center in Montmorency County, the Roscommon County Veteran Affairs Office, 2 the Moon Bakery in Missaukee County, and the new Railroad Square Plaza in Kalkaska…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Tours I-96 Rebuilding Michigan Project in Lyon Charter Township

Lyon Charter Twp., MI -- On June 16th, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II provided an update on ongoing infrastructure construction projects as the administration makes the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s…

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Governor Whitmer Awards Grants to Help Build Seven Modular Homes and Address Affordable Workforce Housing Shortages

Lansing, MI – On June 17th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced seven local government and nonprofit organizations across the state will receive nearly $1.4 million to construct seven modular build/modified technology homes. The grants will…

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Governor Whitmer Joined Michigan National Guard Pass in Review Ceremony at Camp Grayling

Grayling, MI — On June 17th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan National Guard at Camp Grayling for the 2022 Pass in Review Ceremony. “The men and women of the Michigan National Guard have continually proven themselves…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects in Iosco, Ogemaw, Saginaw, Tuscola and Washtenaw Counties Starting Next Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI – On June 16th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road projects are expected to begin next week in…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bill Updating Michigan’s Curriculum to Include Financial Literacy Course, Preparing Students for Post-Graduation with Lifelong Skills

Lansing, MI — On June 16th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 5190, a bipartisan bill updating Michigan’s high school curriculum to include a financial literacy course for the first time in state history. The bill will prepare…

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Governor Whitmer Invests $3 Million to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to 781 Homes and Businesses Across Michigan

Lansing, MI – On June 14th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the state would invest an additional $3.3 million in funding to bring high-speed internet access to more residents, homes, and small businesses across the state. The funds, which…

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Governor Whitmer Kicks Off Grand Opening of Michigan Regional Carpenters and Millwrights’ State-of-the-Art Training Center in Detroit

Detroit, MI – On June 15th, Governor Whitmer joined labor leaders and local elected officials for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights' (MRCC) new training center in northwest Detroit. The…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Investment to Help Build 529 Affordable Apartments, Townhomes, and Housing Units Across Michigan

Lansing, MI?--?On June 15th, Governor?Gretchen Whitmer announced the state is moving forward with a plan to invest $13 million to build 529 affordable apartments, townhomes, and housing units to help increase the amount of affordable housing options…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Three Rebuilding Our Bridges Projects Starting This Week in Eaton, Hillsdale, and Muskegon Counties

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, MI ?– On June 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that three major bridge repair projects are starting…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michiganders to Receive Additional Assistance in June to Lower the Cost of Groceries

Lansing, MI – On June 14th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced all Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will continue to receive at least an additional $95 monthly payment in June to help lower the cost of groceries…

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Governor Whitmer Awards Grants to 33 Local Governments and Nonprofits to Upgrade Housing Infrastructure Across the State

The grants can be used for home repairs and energy efficiency upgrades to lower costs for homeowners Lansing, MI – On June 14th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded more than $1.7 million in Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) grants to…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills Boosting Jobs, Supporting Michigan Tourism, Other Legislation

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on June 14th, signed nine bipartisan bills into law. The governor signed House Bills 4232, 4527, 5258, 5386, 5555, 5875, 5983, 5984 and Senate Bill 821, bringing the total of bipartisan bills signed by…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges with Projects in Benzie, Cheboygan, Eaton, Emmet, Genesee, and Wayne Counties Starting This Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, MI – On June 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road projects are expected to begin this week in…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Business Expansions Bringing 68 Good-Paying Jobs, New Investments to Cadillac and Fenton

Lansing, MI – On June 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce two business expansion projects expected to create 68 new jobs and generate a total private investment of $7.7…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Tours Rebuilding Michigan Project in Flint

FLINT, Mich.-- On June 13th, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II provided an update on ongoing infrastructure construction projects as the administration makes the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history. Lt.…

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Governor Whitmer to Sign Bill Funding Security Plans at All Michigan Schools to Protect Students, Funds Mental Health Support and Enhanced Security for Oxford

Lansing, MI – On June 10th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer will sign House Bill 6012, a bipartisan bill that makes an historic investment in school safety by fully funding risk assessments and critical incidence mapping to help protect students and…

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Governor Whitmer Announces the 31 Mile Road Bridge Fully Repaired and Reopened to Traffic in Macomb County Under Rebuilding MI Bridges Program

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history? Lansing, MI – On June 10th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the reopening of the 31 Mile Road bridge in Macomb County,…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Free Fishing, Off-Roading and State Park Entry During Michigan’s ‘Three Free’ Weekend June 11-12, 2022

Lansing, MI – On June 10th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michiganders and visitors can grab a fishing rod, ride off-road trails, and visit state parks and boating access sites, all free of charge during the ‘Three Free’…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist II Visits Afterschool Program in Detroit, Highlights Administration’s Plan to Invest in Tutoring and Additional Supports for Students

Lansing, MI – On June 9th, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II toured an afterschool program in Detroit to discuss how Governor Whitmer’s proposed education budget, as well as the MI Kids Back on Track Program, will enhance learning…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags in Honor of Former U.S. Senator Carl Levin

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the state of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, June 12, 2022, in honor…

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Governor Whitmer Declares June 12 Women Veterans Recognition Day

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed June 12 of this year Women Veterans Recognition Day, honoring Michigan’s more than 43,000 living women veterans and the many more who served before them. Women have played a critical…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges with Projects in Benzie, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Wayne Counties Starting Next Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, MI – On June 8th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road projects are expected to begin next week in…

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Governor Whitmer Seeks Presidential Disaster Declaration to Further Help Residents and Businesses Impacted by Gaylord Tornado

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on June 8th, requested that President Joe Biden declare a major disaster for Otsego County following an EF-3 tornado last month. The request comes at the conclusion of an in-depth assessment of damage to…

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Governor Whitmer Boosts Funding for 16 Schools to Expand Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Programs to Prepare Students for In-Demand Jobs

Lansing, MI – On June 9th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer along with state environmental and workforce leaders announced 16 K-12 institutions, school districts and educational partnerships have been awarded $205,028 to develop Great Lakes-based…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Canadian EV Charging Network Operator FLO Investing $3 Million, Creating 133 Jobs in Oakland County

Lansing, MI – On June 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Louis Tremblay, the chief executive officer of FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle charging network operator and smart charging solutions provider, to announce a new…

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ICYMI: Forbes: State of Michigan a Top-Ten Employer for New Graduates

Lansing, MI – On June 7th, Governor Whitmer celebrated the State of Michigan’s ranking as a top ten employer for new graduates in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers for New Graduates” list. The State of Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges with More Projects in Midland, Oakland, Saginaw, and Washtenaw Counites Starting This Week

Lansing, MI – On June 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road repair projects updates are expected to begin this week in Midland, Oakland, Saginaw, and Washtenaw Counties. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Pfizer to Invest $120 Million to Produce Lifesaving COVID-19 Treatment in Kalamazoo, Creating 250 High-Skill Jobs

Lansing, MI – On June 6th, Governor Whitmer joined Pfizer Inc. in announcing that it will further strengthen its commitment to Michigan manufacturing with a $120 million investment at its Kalamazoo, Michigan, facility, enabling U.S.-based…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Legislation to Keep Roads Safe and Save Taxpayers Money; Improve Access to Mental Health Services

Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on June 6th, signed House Bills 4973 and 5370 which ensure safe roads for drivers and lower costs for taxpayers, and House Bill 5165, which makes mental health services more accessible. This marks 840…

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Governor Whitmer’s State of Small Business Summit Underscores Continued Focus on Supporting Small Businesses Across Michigan

Lansing, MI -- On Jun 6th, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) at the Governor’s State of Small Business Summit, which brought together business support organizations, economic…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Byron Road Bridge Fully Repaired and Reopened to Traffic in Ottawa County

Lansing, MI – On June 3rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the reopening of the Byron Street bridge over the Black River to traffic. This is the fifth bridge repaired this year under Governor Whitmer’s and the Michigan Department of…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Streamlining Infrastructure Permitting

Increasing cooperation, reducing inefficiencies, promoting transparency will ensure state can move efficiently and effectively to keep fixing roads, bridges, pipes, and more Mackinac Island, MI – On June 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Governor Whitmer: Ford to Invest $2 Billion to Create More than 3,200 New Manufacturing Jobs, Secure Critical EV Production in Michigan

- $2 billion investment ensures future opportunity for EV manufacturing growth, while securing internal combustion engine portfolio in Michigan - Third EV/battery-related investment of more than $1 billion secured in Michigan since beginning…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Now a Top State for Small Business Revenue Growth

Lansing, MI – On May 31st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted new small business data indicating Michigan’s continued economic growth. According to Opportunity Insight’s Track the Recovery, January 2022 saw small business…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Herbison Road Bridge Fully Repaired and Reopened to Traffic in Clinton County Under Rebuilding MI Bridges Program

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI – On June 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the reopening of the Herbison Road bridge over the Looking Glass…

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Governor Whitmer Welcomes World Economic Forum’s U.S. Centre for Advanced Manufacturing to Michigan, Bringing Economic Growth, New Jobs

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – On June 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined state, local and industry officials during the Mackinac Policy Conference to celebrate the selection of Michigan as the home for the World Economic Forum’s new U.S.…

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Governor Whitmer Honors Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has recognized May 30, 2022 as Memorial Day to remember and pay honor to the courageous service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting the freedom and security of our state and nation. …

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Governor Whitmer Encourages Employers to Implement Strategies to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

New report details strategies to improve employee wellbeing and reduce workplace stressors LANSING, MI -- To further efforts to support mental health and wellbeing for more Michiganders, Governor Gretchen Whitmer tasked the Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills Supporting Michigan Students, Other Legislation

Lansing, MI – On May 26th, Governor Whitmer signed House Bill 4953, which ensures all Michigan students are aware of the various post-graduation opportunities available to them. "Every child in this state deserves a phenomenal public…

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Governor Whitmer Kicks Off $1.5 Million Tuition Giveaway to Celebrate 35th Anniversary of Michigan Education Trust

100 Michigan children to benefit from $15,000 in prepaid tuition Lansing, MI — In celebration of the Michigan Education Trust’s (MET) 35-year anniversary, Governor Gretchen Whitmer on May 26th, announced the launch of the MET 35th…

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Governor Whitmer Welcomes Secretary Buttigieg to Mackinac Policy Conference

Secretary’s first visit to Michigan comes the same year that Governor Whitmer makes the largest infrastructure investment in the state’s history? LANSING, MI -- On May 25th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that U.S.…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Instructing State Departments and Agencies to Protect Reproductive Healthcare

With Roe under attack, Governor directs state departments and agencies to shore up reproductive health protections in Michigan LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive instructing State of Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer?Announces?Global Drivetrain Testing Provider ATESTEO Establishing Headquarters in East Lansing, Creating 46 High-Wage Jobs

LANSING, MI?–?On May 25th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) to announce?that ATESTEO North America, a global provider of testing services for…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Major Road Repair Projects Starting Next Week in Baraga, Berrien, Calhoun, Cheboygan, Eaton, Emmet, Gogebic, Houghton, Ingham, Jackson, Sanilac Counties

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, MI -- On May 25th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road repair projects, lane closures and road detours…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Business Expansions Creating 420 Jobs, Community Revitalization Project, Grants to Grow Talent Pipeline in Key Industries

Lansing, MI -- On May 24th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in announcing Michigan Strategic Fund approval of a wide range of projects around the state. The projects include support for three business…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Tours Rebuilding Michigan Project in Lansing

LANSING, MI -- On May 24th, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II inspected the progress made on the I-69 Rebuilding Michigan Project in Lansing. This project is one of over 20 Rebuilding Michigan projects that invest a historic $3.5 Billion into…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flag to Honor Victims of the Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

LANSING, MI -- On May 24th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Biden, has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the State of…

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Governor Whitmer Announces FEMA Granted Request for Expedited Damage Assessment Following Tornado in Otsego County

LANSING, MI – On May 24th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted her request for a joint Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) with state and local officials to help expedite review…

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Governor Whitmer Announces New Semiconductor Career and Apprenticeship Network Program Aimed at Creating Good-Paying Jobs

LANSING, MI – On May 24th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to announce Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approval of support for a new semiconductor technician apprenticeship program intended to…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Tornado, Extreme Weather in Northern Michigan

LANSING, MI?– Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement in response to a tornado in the Gaylord area and extreme weather across Northern Michigan. “We are monitoring the extreme weather situation in Gaylord and…

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Governor Whitmer Declares State of Emergency Following Severe Storms and Tornado in Gaylord

GAYLORD, Mich. – While at the emergency operations center in Gaylord, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Otsego County after a tornado that left significant damage to buildings and roads. “My heart…

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Governor Whitmer Proposes 'MI Kids Back on Track' Tutoring Plan

Plan would invest additional state revenue to get students caught up and on track for long-term success LANSING, MI?– On May 23rd,?Governor?Gretchen Whitmer?introduced the MI Kids Back on Track, a plan to expand tutoring and other…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Michigan’s $3 Billion Additional Revenue

Effective fiscal management led to $3 billion in additional revenue, governor proposes working across the aisle to put money in people’s pockets right away as they face rising prices Lansing, MI?– Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued…

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Governor Whitmer Attends Senior Center Ribbon Cutting in Portage

PORTAGE, MI – On May 20th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Charles and Lynn Zhang Portage Community Senior Center in Portage, where she was joined by local business and community leaders. …

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Awarded More than $236 Million to Support Small Businesses, Create Jobs and Grow Michigan’s Economy

Lansing, MI -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that Michigan has been approved for up to $236,990,950 in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funding from the U.S.…

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Governor Whitmer Awards $5 Million to More than 60 Communities to Support First Responders

Lansing, MI – On May 20th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that more than 60 Michigan communities will soon begin receiving awards from the $5 million First Responder Training and Grant Program. “Michigan’s first…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 184 New Jobs in Auto Manufacturing, EV Testing in Battle Creek and Southeast Michigan

Lansing, MI -- On May 20th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce two business expansions that will create 184 good jobs around the state. The expansions, which have been approved by the…

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Governor Whitmer on Michigan’s Growing Economy, Low Unemployment

4.3% unemployment rate lowest since March 2020 and marks ten months of decreasing unemployment Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the release of the latest economic numbers showing…

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Governor Whitmer Awards MI Clean Water Grants to 15 Communities to Ensure Safe, Clean Drinking Water and Support Jobs

Lansing, MI -- On May 19th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded more than $7.3 million in newly announced grants issued under the MI Clean Water Plan that will help 15 Michigan communities better ensure clean and reliable drinking water for residents.…

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Governor Whitmer Proposes 'MI Tax Rebate Right Now,' $500 for Working Families

As fiscal agencies project additional revenue, governor proposes working across the aisle with legislature to put money in people’s pockets right away as they face rising prices LANSING, MI – On May 19th,?Governor?Gretchen…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills Expanding Resources for Victims of Crimes, Addressing Nursing Shortage, Other Legislation

Lansing, MI – On May 19th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4674 and 4675 into law, which increase the amount of compensation available to crime victims and expand access to other vital services such as mental health resources.…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills Fighting Opioid Crisis

$800 million dollars to be invested in treatment, prevention, mental health, other abatement efforts LANSING, MI -- On May 19th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of legislation investing $800 million dollars in treatment,…

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Governor Whitmer Welcomes Preliminary Injunction Against Michigan’s 1931 Law Criminalizing Abortion

Judge grants injunction in suit brought by Planned Parenthood, Governor presses forward on her lawsuit to establish abortion as a right under the Michigan Constitution Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges with Projects Starting Next Week in Calhoun and Huron Counties

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road repairs are expected to begin next week in two counties across…

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Governor Whitmer Announces More Than $3 Billion in Auto Insurance Refunds Have Been Issued to Michigan Drivers

Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox are celebrating the successful distribution of more than $3 billion in $400 per-vehicle auto insurance refunds to eligible…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 1 Million Michiganders Receiving Health Care Under State's Healthy Michigan Plan

Lansing, MI – On May 16th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Healthy Michigan Plan is now providing health care coverage to 1,000,456 million Michiganders, marking the first time more than one million people have opted for…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Caring for MI Future Plan

The plan sets a bold goal to open 1,000 new child care programs by 2024 through $100 million investment to expand access to child care for working families and support child care providers Battle Creek, MI – On May 16th, Governor…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Submitted Seven Nominations for New Alternative Fuel Corridors

Nominations for new Alternative Fuel Corridors intended to improve driving experience for Michiganders, bring jobs to our state LANSING, MI -- On May 17th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan has submitted seven nominations for…

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Gov. Whitmer Announces New Data Showing Record Small Business Growth

Michigan had fastest small business job growth in 23 years, added 170,000 jobs in first three quarters Lansing, MI – On May 16th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted new data showing Michigan’s economic jumpstart continues as…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges with Projects Starting from May 16th, in Calhoun, Cheboygan, Delta, Leelanau, Marquette and Menominee Counties

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road repairs are expected to begin from may 16th, in six counties…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Two Bridges Repaired and Reopened to Traffic in Macomb and Jackson Counties Under Rebuilding MI Bridges Program

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI?– On May 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the reopening of the East Washington Street bridge in…

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Governor Whitmer Coordinates Statewide Response to Baby Formula Shortage

Various state departments and attorney general take steps to support parents and tackle shortage head-on as governor calls Abbott leadership to offer state resources to fix supply chain Lansing, MI – On May 13th, Governor Gretchen…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills Supporting People with Disabilities, Increasing Government Transparency

LANSING, MI -– On May 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4256, Senate Bill 258 and Senate Bill 259 into law. House Bill 4256 allows training of service animals in real-world settings, which will benefit people with disabilities…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Peace Officer Memorial Day

Lansing, MI - On May 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the state of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, May 15 in…

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Governor Whitmer Awards $3 Million to Michigan Cities to Upgrade Infrastructure, Making Communities More Attractive for Economic Investment

Lansing, MI – On May 11th, during Economic Development Week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a total of $3 million is being awarded to fund infrastructure and public safety enhancements in 11 municipalities that will help move the…

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Governor Whitmer Encourages Childcare Providers to Apply?for?State Grant?to Deliver $1,000 Bonuses to?Staff by?5/26 Deadline

Licensed programs?have two weeks left to?apply?and?receive funding for $1,000 staff bonuses and resources?to keep their doors open,?help get people back to work,?and?continue serving?children LANSING, MI -- On May 11th,?Governor…

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Gov. Whitmer Reminds Michiganders on May 9 was the Deadline for Auto Insurers to Issue $400 Per-Vehicle Auto Insurance Refunds

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer is reminding Michiganders that on May 9th, is the deadline for auto insurers to issue $400 per eligible vehicle insurance refunds. Eligible Michiganders who did not receive their share of the $3 billion…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $1.4 Million Awarded to Support Entrepreneurial Growth in Central Michigan

Lansing, MI – On May 10th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo to announce that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.4 million grant to Central Michigan University for…

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Governor Whitmer Joins Wacker Chemical Corporation Grand Opening of NCA Innovation Center and Regional Headquarters

Lansing, MI -- On May 10th, , during Economic Development Week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined state and local leaders as well as business leaders for a ribbon cutting and tour of the Wacker Chemical Corporation (WACKER) Innovation Center and…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist II at Groundbreaking of Wilson Park in Detroit

Lansing, MI – On May 10th, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II attended the groundbreaking of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park in Downtown Detroit. Under the direction of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, the park will undergo…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges with Projects Starting May 9 in Alcona, Alpena, Marquette, St. Clair and Nine Bay Region Counties

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI – On May 9th, Governor Whitmer announced that major road repair projects are expected to begin from May 9th. The…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims Economic Development Week in Michigan

LANSING, MI – On May 9th, Governor Whitmer proclaimed May 9-13 as Economic Development Week celebrating the efforts of all Michiganders in attracting and retaining high-quality jobs, developing vibrant communities, and improving the quality of…

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ICYMI: New York Times: Op-ed: I’m a Pro-Choice Governor, and I’m Not Going to Sit on My Hands Waiting for Congress

Lansing, MI – On May 9th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer penned an op-ed in response to the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade explaining why she isn’t waiting for Congress to act and urged fellow pro-choice…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist II Honors Seven Historic Preservation Projects Across Michigan

Annual Governor’s Awards recognizes historic preservation achievements in Michigan Lansing, MI – Om May 5th, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that seven…

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Governor Whitmer Signs 'Wyatt’s Law' to Protect Children and Give Parents Peace of Mind

Lansing, MI – On May 5th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of legislation establishing a statewide child abuse registry. House Bills 5274, 5275, 5276, 5277, 5778, 5279, 5280, 5534, and 5594 establish a statewide electronic case…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Grant to Connect 225 Veterans with Registered Apprenticeships in Michigan’s Construction Industry

Lansing, MI – On May 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) awarded Helmets to Hardhats a $250,000 grant to support the Michigan Construction Apprenticeship post-Military Opportunity…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $3 Million Awarded to Expand High-Speed Internet in Eastern Upper Peninsula

Lansing, MI -- On May 3rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo to announce that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance…

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Governor Whitmer Joins Governors Calling on Congress to Protect Access to Abortion

As Supreme Court weighs overturning Roe, governors call for passage of Women’s Health Protection Act Lansing, MI — After a draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade leaked on May 2nd, Governor Gretchen…

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Governor Whitmer Announces First Bridge in Bundling Pilot Project Repaired and Reopened to Traffic in Lapeer

Lansing, MI ­– On May 3rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Bentley Street bridge over Farmers Creek in Lapeer is the first bridge to be repaired and reopened under the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) bridge bundling…

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Governor Whitmer Announces MI Open Account Coalition to Increase Access to Financial Services for Unbanked and Underbanked Michiganders

Inadequate access to financial resources costs unbanked and underbanked people $3,000 a year, new accounts will save Michiganders money LANSING, MI -- On May 4th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Open Account Coalition (MOAC)…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges with Projects Starting Next Week in Alcona, Alpena, and St. Clair Counties

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Governor Whitmer Announces Launch of First-Ever Statewide Housing Plan

Five-year initiative aims to provide affordable and accessible housing, give state competitive edge in talent attraction, retention LANSING, MI – Michigan’s first-ever Statewide Housing Plan (SHP), a five-year blueprint charting…

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Ralph Rebandt for Michigan Governor News - Roe Vs. Wade

Ralph Rebandt for Michigan Governor was greatly encouraged with the news that the U.S. Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade. Even though he has been optimistic about the overturn for quite some time, news organizations across the…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims Small Business Week in Michigan, Encourages Michiganders to Support Local Businesses

Lansing, MI -- On May 2nd, Governor Whitmer proclaimed May 1 - 7 as Small Business Week in Michigan, celebrating the resiliency and contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs. "Happy Small Business Week! Small businesses are…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 150 Schools to Receive $10 Million in Total for School Safety Grants to Keep Students Safe in Classrooms

Lansing, MI – On May 3rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that 150 awards were made to 57 local school districts, 14 intermediate school districts, 40 nonpublic schools, and 39 public school academies for $10 million in state funding from…

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ICYMI: Gov. Whitmer Presses Forward on Lawsuit to Protect Legal Abortion

As U.S. Supreme Court weighs overturning Roe v. Wade and triggering Michigan’s 1931 ban on abortion, Governor Whitmer takes action to protect abortion access Lansing, MI — After a draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $2.2 Billion in Auto Insurance Refunds Have Been Issued to Michiganders

Auto insurers have one week to issue remaining refunds to eligible Michiganders LANSING, MI -- With one week until the deadline, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on May 3rd, that $400 auto refund checks have been sent to nearly…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive to Boost Voter Registration

Governor speaks at the NAACP’s 67th Freedom Fund Dinner Detroit, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke at the 67th NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit and signed an executive directive to boost voter registration earlier on May…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Major Road Repair Projects Starting This Week in Antrim, Arenac, Calhoun, Charlevoix, Houghton and Saginaw Counties

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Governor Whitmer Announces Staff Changes

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist II Celebrates Student Appreciation Week

Lansing, MI?–?This week, in recognition of Student Appreciation Week, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist visited Sexton High School in Lansing and Paul Robeson Malcom X Academy in Detroit. On Monday, Governor Whitmer declared this week, April 25 to…

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Governor Whitmer Inspects I-275 Project Near Canton

LANSING, MI -– On April 27th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to tour a road construction project in Canton. The project is an active construction site where US 12 meets I-275 in Wayne County,…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announces More Than $577,000 in Grants to Support Statewide Electric Vehicle Adoption

New grants awarded will be used to implement EV-based services in eight Michigan counties LANSING, MI – On April 28th, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II announced that Michigan will launch six new services to expand electric…

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Governor Whitmer Launches Outstanding Michigan Students Recognition Initiative During Student Appreciation Week

Parents, extended family, teachers, staff, and coaches encouraged to nominate outstanding students LANSING, MI -- On April 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is seeking nominations from parents, extended family, teachers, staff, or coaches…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointment to the Bench

Lansing, MI -- On April 27th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Maureen H. Kinsella to the 6th Circuit Court of Oakland County. “I am thrilled to appoint Maureen to the circuit court in Oakland County,” said…

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Governor Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist II Statements on Confirmation of Mark Totten as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan

Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II issued the following statements after the United States Senate confirmed Chief Legal Counsel Mark Totten to serve as United States Attorney for the Western District…

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Governor Whitmer Announces New Investments to Create Nearly 700 Jobs, Drive Economic Momentum Across Michigan

Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on April 26th, in announcing Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approval of projects, including a business expansion by a global aluminum producer in…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bill Ensuring Railroad Crossing Infrastructure Fully Funded to Protect Michigan Motorists

Lansing, MI -– On April 26th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4252 to ensure that funding is in place to support and maintain adequate and functioning signage and warning devices at railroad crossings to protect Michigan motorists.…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $1 Million Awarded to Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians to Support Jobs & Economic Growth

LANSING, Mich. – On April 26, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo to announce that the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians has been awarded $1 million from the Economic Development Administration…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Major Bridge and Road Repair Projects on I-69 in Clinton County, I-96 in Kent County Starting This Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI -- Governor Whitmer on April 25th, announced that major bridge and road repair projects are expected to begin this week.…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims Student Appreciation Week in Michigan

Lansing, MI -- Governor Whitmer on April 25th, proclaimed April 25-May 1 as Student Appreciation Week in Michigan, celebrating the state’s extraordinary young people. The governor also reflected on the administration's record and bipartisan…

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Governor Whitmer Hosts Mental Health Roundtable in Pontiac to Push for Additional Mental Health Investments for Students

LANSING, MI -- On April 25th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sat down with students, parents, educators, and mental health professionals at Pontiac High School to advocate for additional mental health investments in schools at the beginning of Student…

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Governor Whitmer Awards $1 Million to Help Michigan Families Save for College

Battle Creek Community Foundation and Wayne Metro Community Action Agency each receive $500K grants to establish Children’s Savings Account pilot programs Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the award of $1 million to…

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Governor Whitmer Awards $5M for State Energy Efficiency Projects, Lowering Costs

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the first three energy-efficiency projects that will receive nearly $5 million in funding from the new Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund (EERF). Included in Governor Whitmer’s fiscal year 2022…

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ICYMI: Detroit Metro Times: Op-ed: Why Abortion Access Matters and What We’re Doing About it in Michigan

Lansing, MI – Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II penned an oped in support of abortion access, and ensuring our Michiganders have the freedom to make healthcare decisions for themselves and their families in light of the upcoming U.S. Supreme…

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Governor Whitmer Attends Community Events and Tours Businesses in Cadillac and Reed City

Lansing, MI -- On April 22nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer attended the opening of a new trailhead, the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governor’s Breakfast, and toured RexAir and Yoplait in Wexford and Oscela Counties. The Governor is…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist II Highlights Administration's Work to Create Jobs in EV and Mobility Industry During Roundtable at Michigan State University

Lansing, MI -- Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II on April 20th, visited Michigan State University during Earth Week to highlight the Whitmer-Gilchrist's Administration’s work creating 21,000 auto jobs, with many in the electric and future…

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Governor Whitmer, AG Nessel on Opioid Settlement Distribution

$800 million dollars to be invested in treatment, prevention, mental health, other abatement efforts LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statements after bipartisan bills passed…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 161 New Jobs, Community Revitalization Project in South East Michigan

Lansing, MI -- Governor Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on April 21st, to announce two business expansion projects in Rochester Hills and Adrian and a community revitalization project in Detroit’s Brush Park…

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Governor Whitmer Unveils MI Healthy Climate Plan to Create Good-Paying Jobs, Protect Air and Water

Plan outlines path to carbon neutrality by 2050, interim steps to take by 2030 including more clean energy, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, land & water conservation Traverse City, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on April 21st,…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michiganders to Receive Additional Assistance in April to Lower the Cost of Groceries

Lansing, MI -- Governor Whitmer on April 19th, announced all Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will continue to receive at least an additional $95 monthly payment in April to help lower the cost of groceries and ensure…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist ll Distributes Eyeglasses to Lansing Elementary Students

Lansing, MI ?– ?Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II today joined Vision To Learn at Averill New Tech Elementary in Lansing to distribute eyeglasses to 35 students. Vision To Learn is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free eye exams…

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State of Michigan and National Park Service Announce Innovation Partnership to Promote Accessibility to National Parks

Partnership aims to improve safety, sustainability, and equitable access at national parks through innovative mobility technologies deployed in Michigan’s five national parks Lansing, MI?– Key members of the Whitmer…

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Governor Whitmer Calls for Federal Investment to Protect 600 Jobs, Lower Energy Costs, Shore up Michigan’s Energy Needs

New Civil Nuclear Credit program could help Palisades facility in Covert Township stay open LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on April 20th, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy after they published guidance on the…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Major Road Repair Projects on I-96 in Kent County Starting on April 25

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Governor Whitmer Encourages Michiganders to Get Covered, Save Money During the New HealthCare.gov Special Enrollment Period

Lansing, MI - Governor Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox are encouraging Michiganders to take advantage of a new Health Insurance Marketplace Special Enrollment Period (SEP) that now gives…

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Governor Whitmer Awards Nearly $500,000 to Support Small Businesses

Funds will support 20 local businesses in 19 communities around the state Lansing, MI – Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on April 18th, announced that 19 communities around Michigan have been…

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Governor Whitmer Issues Proclamation Kicking Off Earth Week in Michigan

Lansing, MI -- Governor Whitmer on April 18th, proclaimed April 18-24 as Earth Week in Michigan, celebrating the administration's record investments in water infrastructure, and our state and local parks, which will create jobs, boost our economy,…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges, with Repairs Starting Today in Arenac, Bay, Gratiot, Kent, Lapeer, Manistee, and Mason Counties

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, MI. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that multiple road rebuilding projects are expected to begin today. The projects…

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Governor Whitmer Announces More than $900 Million in Auto Insurance Refunds Already Returned to Eligible Michiganders

$3 billion in refunds to be sent out to eligible Michiganders by May 9, 2022 LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on April 14th, that nearly a third of eligible Michiganders have already received their $400 auto refund…

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Governor Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist II Celebrate Securing 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit

DETROIT, MI -- On April 14th, Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist II joined the National Football League (NFL), Detroit Lions, and local leaders in Detroit to celebrate the hosting of the 2024 NFL Draft. This selection comes one year after…

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Governor Whitmer Announce Michigan’s Food and Agriculture Exports Sets Record-Breaking Year Totaling $2.5 Billion in 2021

Lansing, MI -- Governor Whitmer on April 13th, announced that Michigan food, agriculture, and forest products exports experienced a 19 percent year-over-year growth in 2021. Though business owners and farmers across the nation continued to adapt to…

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Governor Whitmer on Growing Economy, Low Unemployment

15,000 jobs added, 11 straight months of growth, 4.4% unemployment rate matches Feb. 2018 Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the release of Michigan’s latest economic numbers showing 11 straight…

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Governor Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist II Statements on Shooting of Patrick Lyoya

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II issued the following statements on the shooting of Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids. Governor Gretchen Whitmer “The Lieutenant…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Roads and Bridges, Announces Projects Starting in Bay, Gratiot, Kent, Lapeer and Mason Counties on April 18, 2022

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI. -- Governor Whitmer announced that multiple road rebuilding projects are expected to begin on Monday, April 18. The…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointment to the Bench

Lansing, MI -- On April 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Judge William Paul Nichols to the 38th Circuit Court of Monroe County. “I am proud to appoint Judge Nichols to the 38th Circuit Court of Monroe…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Legislation to Strengthen Unemployment Insurance Agency, Fight Fraud, Lower Costs for Small Businesses

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed HB 5525, legislation making a deposit in Michigan’s Unemployment Compensation Fund and funding ongoing efforts to crack down on waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer funds. …

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Governor Whitmer Announces Road Repair Projects Kicking Off April 11 in Iron, Ontonagon, Berrien, Jackson, Oakland and Macomb Counties

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI. -- Governor Whitmer announced that multiple road rebuilding projects are expected to begin April 11th. The projects…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Staff Changes

Executive office hires new members, makes promotions across several divisions LANSING, MI —?On April 11th,, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced new hires and promotions in the executive office’s legal, legislative affairs,…

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Governor Whitmer Issues Official Proclamation Marking Opening Day in Detroit

Lansing, MI – On April 8th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed April 8, 2022, as Opening Day for Detroit Tigers to celebrate and promote the 121st season as a part of Major League Baseball. “Opening Day is a day that Michiganders…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Major Bridge Repair Projects Starting April 8 in Genesee, Oakland, and Wayne Counties

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that multiple bridge rebuilding projects are expected to begin April 8th. The…

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Office of Governor Whitmer Statement on Kidnapping Trial Outcome

LANSING, MI -- JoAnne Huls, Chief of Staff to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, issued the following statement in response to April 8th’s outcome in the trial of four men facing a combination of charges, such as kidnapping conspiracy, conspiracy to…

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Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II Statement on Kidnapping Trial Outcome

LANSING, MI -- Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II issued the following statement in response to April 8th’s outcome in the trial of four men facing a combination of charges, such as kidnapping conspiracy, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass…

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Governor Whitmer Files Lawsuit, Uses Executive Authority to Protect Legal Abortion in Michigan

As U.S. Supreme Court weighs overturning Roe v. Wade and triggering Michigan’s 1931 ban on abortion, Governor Whitmer takes action to protect abortion access LANSING, MI -- On April 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer filed a lawsuit…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills to Support Small Businesses, Improve Insurance Processes, Other Legislation

LANSING, MI – On April 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill 247 and House Bills 4205, 4206, 4332, 4994, and 5541 into law. These bills cover a range of issue areas from improving the process for Michiganders to get prior…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Roads and Bridges, Announces Projects Starting in Berrien, Iron, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Ontonagon, and Oakland Counties on April 11, 2022

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI -- Governor Whitmer announced that multiple road rebuilding projects are expected to begin the week of April 11. The…

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Governor Whitmer Attends Departure Ceremony for Michigan Army National Guard Soldiers Slated for Middle East Deployment

Lansing, MI -- On Saturday, April 2, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Commander-in-Chief of the Michigan National Guard, addressed soldiers from the Michigan Army National Guard 156th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB) at Howell High School. In two…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Phase II of Bridge Repair Program to Fix 59 Bridges

Phase II will streamline and bundle 59 bridge projects to make them more cost-effective and save taxpayer money Lansing, MI?-- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on April 6, 2022 announced that major repairs on local bridges continue this month as the…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Eight Michigan Main Street Communities Receiving $160,000 to Support Downtown Improvement Projects

Grants awarded to Grand Haven, Grosse Pointe, Lansing, Lapeer, Niles, Otsego, Saline and Sault Ste. Marie Lansing, MI – Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on April 6th, announced that eight…

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Governor Whitmer on Congressman Fred Upton Announcing Retirement

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after Congressman Fred Upton (MI-6) announced his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives. “Congressman Upton is a lifelong Michigander, loyal U of…

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Governor Whitmer Announces US-31, I-94, M-25 Road Projects

Projects in Benton Charter Township, Port Huron, Fort Gratiot and Kalamazoo to kick off on April 4, 2022 Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that multiple road rebuilding projects are expected to begin April 4th. The…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Rebuild of I-196 in Ottawa County Starts in One Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, MI -- Governor Whitmer on April 4th, announced that construction is set to begin in one week to rebuild a section of I-196…

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Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II Recognized Nationally for Leadership to Improve Health Outcomes for Communities

Lt. Governor Gilchrist named the 2022 recipient of the National Lieutenant Governors Association Improving Lives and Communities Award LANSING, MI – Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist IIon March 31, 2022 received the National…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Building Michigan Together Plan’s Historic Investments in Housing, High-Speed Internet

Bipartisan law includes largest infrastructure investments in Michigan history, will build thousands of affordable housing units, expand high-speed internet to families and small businesses Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Building Michigan Together Plan’s Record Investment in State Parks, Funding to Build New State Park in Flint

Bipartisan bill will continue progress on roads, water, high-speed internet, housing, and make single largest investment in state parks in Michigan history Flint, MI – After signing the Building Michigan Together Plan into law…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Two Business Expansions Bringing 77 New Jobs to Calhoun, St. Joseph Counties

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on March 31, 2022 to announce two business expansion projects expected to create 77 new jobs and generate a total private investment of more…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to the Bench

LANSING, Mich. — On March 31st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointments of Christopher M. Blount and Susan Dabaja to the 3rd Circuit Court of Wayne County, Matthew P. Sabaugh to the 16th Circuit Court of Macomb County, Raeigen L.…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Building Michigan Together Plan, Includes Largest Infrastructure Investments in State History

Historic, bipartisan plan invests in roads, water, high-speed internet, and makes single largest investment in state and local parks Grand Rapids, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 30, 2022 signed the Building Michigan Together…

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Governor Whitmer’s $4.8 Billion Building Michigan Together Plan Invests New Funding to Fix the Damn Roads

Bipartisan bill includes largest infrastructure investments in Michigan history, builds on work to fix the roads, supports thousands of jobs LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer will soon sign the Building Michigan Together Plan…

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Governor Whitmer Signs 800th Bipartisan Bill Protecting Michigan’s Construction Workers, Providing More Funding to Local Roads

Lansing, MI – On March 29, 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed her 800th bipartisan bill since the start of her term. House Bill 5286 will better protect Michigan’s construction workers as we fix the damn roads. The Governor also…

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Governor Whitmer Declares March 28 - April 3 as Building Michigan Together Week

Governor highlights Building Michigan Together Plan which includes largest infrastructure investments in Michigan history, builds on work to fix the roads Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer kicked of Building Michigan Together Week,…

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Governor Whitmer Announces US-31, I-94, M-25 Road Projects

Projects in Benton Township, Port Huron, Fort Gratiot and Kalamazoo to kick off week of April 4, 2022 LANSING, MI – Governor Whitmer on March 28, 2022 announced that multiple road rebuilding projects are expected to begin the week of…

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Governor Whitmer to Sign Building Michigan Together Plan to Protect Water, Fix Roads, Expand Internet, Improve Parks, Build Housing

Bipartisan infrastructure supplemental makes historic investments, supports tens of thousands of jobs ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI – On March 28, 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the Building Michigan Together Plan, a bipartisan plan…

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Governor Whitmer Reminds Businesses to Apply for Growing MI Business Grant by March 31, 2022

Businesses impacted by pandemic eligible for grants to fill open positions, expand operations LANSING, MI -- On March 28, 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer reminded Michigan businesses that the deadline for the Growing MI Business Grant…

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Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist?Announce Detroit Wins Bid to Host?2024 National Football League Draft

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist issued the following statements after?the National Football League (NFL) selected Detroit to host the 2024 NFL Draft. “Bringing the 2024 NFL draft to…

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Governor?Gilchrist II Reads to Students at Adlai E. Stevenson Elementary for March is Reading Month

LANSING, MI -- Lieutenant Governor?Garlin?Gilchrist II visited Adlai E. Stevenson Elementary to meet with students and read Giraffe Problems by Jory John to encourage them to read for March is Reading Month. Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed…

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Governor Whitmer Highlights Impact of Tuition-Free Higher Education Programs in Jackson, Surrounding Communities

Jackson College students on the path to high-wage, high-demand careers Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (LEO) are celebrating the transformative impact the Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims March 25 Medal of Honor Day

The Medal of Honor is the United States' highest award for military valor in action LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation declaring Medal of Honor Day March 25, 2022, to honor the sacrifice and heroism by Medal…

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Joint Statement on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Governor Whitmer, Senate Stamas, Rep. Albert, Director Harkins celebrate collaboration on investment in water, roads, high-speed internet, state and local parks LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Appropriations Committee…

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Governor Whitmer Highlights Impact of Tuition-free Higher Education Programs in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties

Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (LEO) are celebrating the transformative impact the Michigan Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners programs have on the governor’s goal of…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Celebrates Appointment of Dr. Debra Furr-Holden as Dean of NYU’s School of Global Public Health

LANSING, MI – Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II issued a statement on March 24, 2022, recognizing the appointment of Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, who currently serves as a member of the Michigan Coronavirus Racial Disparities Task Force, as…

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Governor Whitmer on Michigan’s Growing Economy, Low Unemployment

9,000 jobs added, capping 10 straight months of growth LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the release of Michigan’s latest economic numbers showing that the state has added jobs for 10…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Proposals Fulfilled in New Infrastructure Deal

Investments in the Building Michigan Together Plan deliver on governor’s proposals LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted several investments in the Building Michigan Together Plan, a bipartisan infrastructure…

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Governor Whitmer Highlights Impact of Tuition-Free Higher Education Programs in Grand Rapids and Surrounding Communities

Grand Rapids Community College students on the path to high-wage, high-demand careers Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (LEO) are celebrating the transformative impact the…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates 2 Years of State’s Paid Family Leave Policy

Governor urges further legislative action to extend benefit to every Michigander Lansing, MI — On March 23rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the success of the State of Michigan’s paid family leave policy, which she…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills Supporting Michigan Businesses

The new law will simplify taxes for businesses whose equipment is used to continue fixing roads and bridges Lansing, MI - Governor Whitmer signed House Bill 4833 and House Bill 4834, which together will support Michigan businesses and…

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Governor Whitmer Sign Bills Supporting Health Professionals, Combatting the Opioid Epidemic, Among Other Legislation

Lansing, MI - Governor Whitmer on March 23rd, signed bills that support health professionals working in medically underserved communities, combat the opioid epidemic, and other legislation. To date, Governor Whitmer has signed over 795 bipartisan…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 1,200 New Jobs Resulting from LG Energy Solution’s $1.7 Billion Investment and Expansion in Holland

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 22nd, joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to announce that LG Energy Solution (LGES) is investing $1.7 billion and creating 1,200 jobs at its current location in Holland.…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Second Round of Grants to Deliver $1,000 Bonuses to Childcare Professionals, Resources to Childcare Providers

Applications open on March 22nd for the bipartisan $365 million grant program to support childcare businesses and deliver $1,000 bonuses to thousands of childcare professionals.?? Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 22nd,…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims March 21 as Oberon Day

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 21st, proclaimed March 21, 2022 as Oberon Day, celebrating Michigan’s unofficial start to spring. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Oberon Ale. “Michigan is home…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michiganders to Receive Additional Assistance in March to Lower the Cost of Groceries

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 21st, announced all Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will receive at least an additional $95 monthly payment in March to help lower the cost of groceries and…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Women’s History Month by Kicking Off Statewide Women’s Economic Recovery Tour

LANSING, MI – On March 21, 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Women’s Commission kicked off the Women’s Economic Recovery Tour to celebrate progress and highlight Michigan’s investments in opportunities for…

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Governor Whitmer Announces State FAFSA Priority Deadline Extended to May 1 to Ensure More Michiganders Have Opportunity to Lower Cost of Higher Education

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 18, 2022, announced that students who want to be given priority consideration for state of Michigan financial aid programs now have some extra time to complete their Free Application for Federal…

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Governor Whitmer Streamlines Process for FOIA Requests, Promotes Transparency

Executive directive requires departments to accept credit card payments for FOIA requests, empowers members of the public to find and access information more efficiently LANSING, MI – On March 18th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Governor Whitmer Outlines More for MI Money Plan to Save Michiganders Money

Governor calls for pausing sales tax on gas, eliminating retirement tax on seniors, tripling tax credit for working families LANSING, MI — On March 18, 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer outlined her priorities to save Michigan drivers,…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 200 New Jobs Resulting from Expansion of Boat Manufacturer BRP, Inc. in Watertown Township

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on March 17th, to announce that boat manufacturer Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. plans to expand its Manitou Boats facility in Watertown…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to the Bench 

Lansing, MI — On March 17, 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointments of Sara A. Schimke to the Macomb County Probate Court, Todd M. Morgan to the 2A District Court of Lenawee County, and Troy B. Daniel to the 82nd District…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Visits and Inspects M-33 Road Bridge in Macomb County

LANSING, MI - Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist on March 17th, visited the 33 Mile Road Bridge in Macomb County to discuss how the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) bridge bundling project is working to repair local bridges. The pilot program…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Lighting and Furniture Manufacturer Roll and Hill Establishing Second Facility in West Michigan, Creating 50 Jobs

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today to announce that Roll & Hill, a manufacturer of high-end lighting and furniture, is establishing a new lighting production facility…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Michigan Court of Appeals, Lansing and Jackson District Courts

LANSING, MI — On March 16th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointments of Christopher P. Yates to the Court of Appeals - District 3, Tony Flores to the 54A District Court of the City of Lansing, and Robert K. Gaecke, Jr. to the 12th…

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Governor Whitmer Awards MI Clean Water Grants to Six Communities to Ensure Safe, Clean Drinking Water and Support Jobs

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 16, 2022 awarded more than $2.8 million in grants issued under the MI Clean Water Plan to help six Michigan communities ensure residents have access to safe, clean water. The MI Clean Water Plan…

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Governor Whitmer Announces I-375 Modernization Project Advancing in Detroit to Reconnect Communities, Fix the Damn Roads and Create Good-Paying Jobs

DETROIT, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces that the State of Michigan is moving forward with plans to replace the outdated I-375 freeway with an urban boulevard to spur economic development and provide easier access between adjacent…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Legislation to Help Small Businesses, Homeowners

LANSING, MI - Governor Whitmer on March 15, 2022 signed legislation to help small businesses and other legislation to help homeowners. To date, Governor Whitmer has signed over 780 bipartisan bills into law. Chiropractor Practices …

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Governor Whitmer Announces I-96 Flex Route Project to Begin March 21 to Reduce Commute Times in Oakland County

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 14th, announced that starting on Monday, March 21, work will begin to rebuild eastbound and westbound I-96 between Kent Lake Road and the I-275/M-5/I-696 interchange in Oakland County, as part of her…

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Governor Whitmer Awards $2.7 Million to Expand Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Programs in Schools

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 14th, announced that Kalamazoo RESA, Grand Valley State University and Washtenaw ISD will each receive about $900,000, or $2.7 million total, in funding to support the statewide K-12 expansion of…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $400 Refund Checks Already Being Distributed

Eligible drivers will receive $400 per-vehicle refunds from their auto insurers as quickly as possible and no later than May 9, 2022 LANSING, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS)…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills to Protect Public Safety

Legislation will center victims and survivors and ensure violent criminals are kept off the street LANSING, MI -- Governor Whitmer signed House Bills 4562 and 4563 that amend the Michigan Corrections Code to allow the Michigan Parole Board…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills to Protect Michigan Consumers, Other Legislation

Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 10th, signed bills to strengthen consumer protections, promote social districts, and increase prescription drug access, among other legislation. “On March 10th, I signed nine…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads as Work Resumes on M-59

LANSING, MI -- Governor Whitmer on March 10th, announced that drivers will start seeing activity on M-59 between Elizabeth Road and I-94 in Macomb County this week as work resumes on the two-year project to rebuild 4.5 miles of M-59. There will be…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Michigan’s Strong Economic Numbers, Low Unemployment

Nine straight months of job growth, 4.9% unemployment with third-best decline of annual unemployment numbers nationwide LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the release of Michigan’s latest…

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Whitmer, Evers, Walz, Polis, Lujan Grisham, Wolf Call on Congress to Suspend Federal Gas Tax

LANSING, MI - In response to rising gas prices as a result of President Vladmir Putin’s horrendous attacks on Ukraine, Governors Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), Jared Polis (CO), Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM), and Tom Wolf…

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Governor Whitmer Urges Passage of CHIPS Act at White House Event on Economic Competitiveness

Governor continues leading the charge to face the chip crisis head on, protect manufacturing jobs, and move supply chain from China to Michigan WASHINGTON, DC — On March 9th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined President Biden, Commerce…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Auto Insurance Checks to Hit Mailboxes Starting This Week

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox on March 7th, announced that the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) will complete the transfer of $3 billion…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Major Improvements to Seven Local Bridges Starting This Month as Work Continues to Fix the Damn Roads

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 8th, announced seven local bridges will see major repair starting this month as part of the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) bridge bundling pilot project. "As…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims March 2022 as Reading Month

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 4th, proclaimed March 2022 as Reading Month to celebrate and promote the joys and importance of reading. “I am proud to declare March 2022 as Reading Month in Michigan. I encourage…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 62 Jobs from Metro Detroit Based Aerostar Manufacturing Expansion

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining provider Aerostar Manufacturing is expanding its operations in the city of Romulus,…

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Governor Whitmer Encourages Eligible Families, Individuals to Get a Tax Break by Claiming Earned Income Tax Credit

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Treasury are encouraging eligible families and individuals to claim both the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) when filing their 2021 income taxes. Those…

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Governor Whitmer’s Food Security Council Issues Recommendations to Ensure Michigan Families Have Access to Affordable, Nutritious Food

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Food Security Council released their final report which includes recommendations to decrease food insecurity in Michigan and highlights the swift action the state has already taken to improve this…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $8M Investment to Support Construction Careers for More Than 640 Unemployed and Other Historically Underserved Michiganders

LEO will partner with Michigan State AFL-CIO Workforce Development Institute in new statewide pre-apprenticeship effort LANSING, MI -- On March 3rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Former State Senator John Mowat

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, March 5, 2022, in honor of former state Senator John Mowat, who passed away at the age of 95…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Releases Final Michigan Coronavirus Racial Disparities Task Force Report Outlining Significant Progress and Policy Recommendations in Protecting Communities of Color from the Spread of COVID-19

Report finds actions taken in 2020 and 2021 helped Michigan significantly reduce racial disparities in COVID-19 response, deaths LANSING, MI – The first-of-its-kind Michigan Coronavirus Racial Disparities Taskforce on March 4th,…

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ICYMI: Detroit Metro Times: Whitmer Touts More Than 750 Bipartisan Bills Signed into Law

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 1st, announced she has signed over 750 bills into law, 100% of which have been bipartisan. These laws have had the collective impact of lifting up Michiganders from all backgrounds and parts of our…

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Governor?Whitmer Celebrates?Prevailing Wage for State Construction Contracts

Prevailing wage officially in effect for all state construction contracts, uplifting working people?and guaranteeing Michigan taxpayers have safe, reliable infrastructure?? LANSING, MI -? On March 1st,?Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s…

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Governor Whitmer Takes Action to Divest Michigan from Russian Investments

LANSING, MI -- In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 1st, sent a letter to State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks calling on the State of Michigan Investment Board to hold a special meeting to divest the state…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive to Speed Up Pothole Repairs

LANSING, MI -- Governor Whitmer March 2nd, announced she signed Executive Directive 2022-2 to direct the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to speed up pothole repairs on state trunkline highways. The Executive Directive calls on MDOT to…

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Governor Whitmer Awards MI Clean Water Grants to 9 Cities and Villages

LANSING, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Mar 2nd, awarded $3.5 million in MI Clean Water grants to nine Michigan cities and villages to help reduce the risk of reducing the risks associated with lead in drinking water and other improvements to…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 19 Bridges to be Repaired as Work Continues to Fix the Damn Roads

LANSING, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new pilot program by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to streamline and bundle bridge projects together to make them more cost-effective and save taxpayer money. The program is…

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Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announce Planning Project to Connect Michiganders to High-Speed Internet

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II on Feb 28th announced that the state of Michigan has partnered with Connected Nation Michigan to lead the Broadband Infrastructure Audit and Validation project over…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bill to Benefit Part-Time Workers Who Received Pandemic Jobless Benefits

LANSING, MI – Governor Whitmer on Feb 28th, announced the signing of Senate Bill 445 that amends the Michigan Employment Security Act to allow certain unemployed workers eligible for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) to receive…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims March 2022 as Women’s History Month

LANSING, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 1st, proclaimed March 2022 as Women’s History Month to honor women’s contributions in Michigan history. “This month, we look to our past and honor those who secured…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads as Work Begins on 12.5 Miles of US-127 in Ingham County

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 1st, announced the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin work on the US-127 resurfacing and bridge repair project in Ingham County, a $62 million investment which will support 800…

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Governor Whitmer Launches Growing MI Business Grant Program to Deliver $409 Million to Support Michigan Businesses and Grow Economy

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 1st announced applications are now being accepted through Thursday, March 31 for the new Growing MI Business grant program, which was signed into law at the end of last year to deliver $409…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims February 21-25 Public Schools Week in Michigan After Proposing Historic Education Budget

Lansing, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed February 21-25, 2022 as Public Schools Week in Michigan and reiterated her commitment to making historic investments in K-12 education so students can succeed. “Every kid has a…

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Governor Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist Statements on Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II issued the following statements after President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Jackson would be…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 100th Drinking Water Grant Awarded Under MI Clean Water Plan to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Michiganders

LANSING, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Feb 25th, announced that Michigan has reached a milestone in ensuring families have access to clean, affordable water by awarding the 100th MI Clean Water Grant through the Water Infrastructure Finance…

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Governor Whitmer Leads Bipartisan Coalition of Governors Calling on Congress to Fund the CHIPS Act

Governors urge Congress to move swiftly to fully fund the CHIPS Act to protect and create thousands of jobs and attract investment to states LANSING, MI -- On Feb 24th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, joined by Governor Newsom (CA), Governor…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Approval of Multiple Projects Creating Over 390 Good-Paying Jobs and Economic Opportunities

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation on Feb 22nd, in announcing Michigan Strategic Fund approval of a wide range of projects, including support for Ford’s transformational Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Michiganders

Governor Whitmer’s Prescription Drug Task Force Recommendations Enacted into Law LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed House Bills 4348, 4351, and 4352 to lower the costs of prescription drugs for Michiganders,…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Nursing Home Workforce Stabilization Council

LANSING, MI — On Feb 23rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced appointments to the Nursing Home Workforce Stabilization Council created by Executive Order 2021-15. Their goal will be to identify review, develop, and recommend policies,…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bill Supporting Small Businesses, Other Legislation

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Feb 23rd, signed House Bill 5062 to further support small businesses by streamlining access to liquor licenses in newly constructed or restored buildings within development districts. The governor also…

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Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announce Staff Changes

Governor Welcomes New Director of Public Affairs, Lt. Governor Announces New Chief of Staff LANSING, MI --On Feb 18th, Governor Whitmer welcomed Heather Kevnick as her new director of public affairs. Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Work to Fix the Damn Roads to Resume on 30 Miles of I-69 in Calhoun, Clinton, and Eaton Counties

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Feb 21st, announced that work is resuming on two Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects on 30 miles of I-69 in Calhoun, Clinton, and Eaton counties, an investment totaling more than $283…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to University Governing Boards

LANSING, MI -- On Feb 18th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to Ferris State University Board of Trustees, Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees, and Western Michigan University Board of Trustees. …

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Governor Whitmer Announces 320 High-Wage Jobs Resulting from New Business Expansions in Oakland County

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on Feb 17th, to announce 320 new high-wage jobs in Oakland County as a result of three new company expansions supported by the Michigan Strategic…

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Governor Whitmer Welcomes 50 New Troopers, Delivers Keynote Address at the Graduation of Michigan State Police’s 140th Trooper Recruit School

LANSING, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Feb 17th, provided the keynote address at the graduation of the Michigan State Police’s 140th Trooper Recruit School. During the ceremony, Colonel Joe Gasper, director of the Michigan State Police…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bill to Help Keep Kids in School

$1.2 billion supplemental funding bill invests federal resources to continue in-class learning, recruit and retain more healthcare workers, and build on Michigan’s economic momentum Lansing, MI -- On Feb 15th, Governor Gretchen…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Additional $400 Million to Support Businesses, Retain or Create Jobs, and Boost Michigan’s Economy

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Feb 16th, announced a new grant program beginning March 1, 2022 that will provide business with additional financial support totaling $409 million to help retain or create jobs and boost our…

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Governor Whitmer on Passage of Bill to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs

Bipartisan legislation includes recommendations from governor’s prescription drugs task force LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill 4348,…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michiganders to Receive Additional Assistance in February to Lower the Cost of Groceries

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Feb 16th, announced all Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will continue to receive at least an additional $95 monthly payment in February to help lower the cost of groceries…

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Governor Whitmer Expands Access to Child Care, Adding Seven New Programs

The MI Tri-Share Child Care Program now covers 52 Michigan Counties LANSING, MI -- On Feb 15th, Governor Whitmer announced the MI Tri-Share Child Care Pilot Program expansion to seven new facilitator hubs in pilot regions across…

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Governor Whitmer Visits Global Auto Seating Supplier Lear Corporation To Discuss Michigan’s Global Manufacturing Leadership

LANSING, MI --?Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Feb 15th, joined business, state and local officials for a tour of Lear Corporation’s facilities in Flint, highlighting the global automotive seating manufacturer’s longstanding commitment to…

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Governor Whitmer Visits Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation to Discuss Michigan’s Global Manufacturing Leadership

LANSING, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Feb 15th, joined business, state and local officials for a tour of Hemlock Semiconductor’s facilities in Hemlock, commending the global silicon and semiconductor chemicals manufacturer for its…

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Governor Whitmer Announces New Housing Investment Creating Increased Vitality, Economic Activity in Downtown Marshall

Upper floors of historic Schuler’s restaurant to be reactivated into affordable rental housing, bringing new vibrancy to the downtown LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Record-Breaking $1.419 Billion Investment in Michigan Schools from Michigan Lottery Funding

LANSING, MI – Governor Whitmer on Feb 14th, announced the Michigan Lottery contributed a record-breaking $1.419 billion to the School Aid Fund in fiscal year 2021, shattering its previous record set last year by nearly $240 million. This is…

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Governor Whitmer Launches Program for Michigan Homeowners Experiencing Hardships

The Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund expected to help over 8,300 homeowners keep their homes Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) launched a new program on Feb…

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Governor Whitmer’s FY23 Budget: Reducing Crime, Fund Law Enforcement and First Responders

Governor Gretchen Whitmer released her fourth executive budget recommendation that puts Michiganders first and delivers on the issues that matter most to Michigan families. Here’s what the budget has for Michigan’s safe…

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Governor Whitmer Consolidates Cannabis and Hemp Regulation to Increase Efficiency

Executive Order consolidates regulation of the processing, distribution, and sale of marijuana and hemp into a single state agency LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has taken action to consolidate the regulatory bodies…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Changing Name to Michigan Arts and Culture Council

LANSING, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs to announce that the state’s leading arts and culture agency is changing its name to the Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC) effective from…

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Governor Whitmer on Reopening of Ambassador Bridge

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the Ambassador Bridge was reopened to traffic and trade after being forced to shut down for nearly a week. The shutdown caused significant financial loss to…

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Governor Whitmer’s FY23 Budget: Putting Michigan Students First

Governor Gretchen Whitmer released her fourth executive budget recommendation that puts Michiganders first and delivers on the issues that matter most to Michigan families. Here’s what the budget has for Michigan’s students…

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Governor Whitmer’s FY23 Budget: Growing Michigan’s Economy, Creating Jobs, Supporting Small Businesses

Governor Gretchen Whitmer released her fourth executive budget recommendation that puts Michiganders first and delivers on the issues that matter most to Michigan families. Here’s what the budget has for Michigan’s…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Will Receive $110 Million to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Feb 10th, announced that the State of Michigan is expected to receive $110 million over 5 years in formula funding to support the expansion of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, made possible…

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Governor Whitmer’s FY23 Budget: Reliable Roads, Bridges, Pipes, and More for Every Community

Governor Gretchen Whitmer released her fourth executive budget recommendation that puts Michiganders first and delivers on the issues that matter most to Michigan families. Here’s what the budget has for Michigan’s…

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ICYMI: Governor Whitmer on Illegal Blockade of Ambassador Bridge: 'We are Pushing the Canadian Government to Resolve this Swiftly and Safely'

Governor speaks about economic impact of Ambassador Bridge blockade, urges swift, safe action to reopen traffic and restore trade flows LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer appeared on WXYZ and CNN this morning to reiterate her…

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Governor Whitmer’s FY23 Budget: Improving Health Outcomes and Health Care

Governor Gretchen Whitmer released her fourth executive budget recommendation that puts Michiganders first and delivers on the issues that matter most to Michigan families. Here’s what the budget has for Michigan’s…

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Governor Whitmer’s 2023 Budget Puts Michiganders First, Invests Heavily in Students and Classroom Learning

Budget will create good-paying jobs, cut taxes for seniors and families, and make vital investments in the economy, education, infrastructure, public safety & public health? LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Feb 9th, released her…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Passage of Supplemental to Keep Kids in School

Bipartisan investment to continue in-class learning, recruit and retain more healthcare workers, and build on Michigan’s economic momentum Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills into Law

The new laws create savings for first-time homebuyers and adds judges to areas with high caseloads LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Feb 9th, signed House Bill 4290 and Senate Bill 145 to lower costs for first-time home buyers…

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Following Governor Whitmer’s Push to Help Michiganders Affected by Pandemic, Federal Government Grants Expanded Waivers for Michigan

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today that the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) granted her request on behalf of the state of Michigan to expand the eligibility for waivers for Michigan workers who received Pandemic Unemployment…

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