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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

P.O. Box 30013
517-335-7858

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 on President Biden's Executive Action to Secure the Southern Border

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Governor Whitmer Signs Proclamation Declaring June as Pride Month

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Wayne, Oakland, Macomb Commit to Expand Project DIAMOnD and Calls for Statewide Expansion of 'Infrastructure for Innovation'

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Gov. Whitmer Honors Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day

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Gov. Whitmer Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Fallen Service Members on Memorial Day

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Gov. Whitmer Appoints Director of Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointment to the 52-3 District Court

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bill to Drive Investment and Job Creation in Local Communities

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ICYMI: Gov. Whitmer Accepts Webby Award for Outstanding Public Service and Activism

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Governor Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist II Statements on Conclusion of Investigation into Samuel Sterling's Death, Report Referred to AG's Office

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees

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

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Gov. Whitmer Announces $156 Million from Biden-Harris Administration to Cut the Cost of Solar for Thousands of Low-Income Households in Michigan

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Gov. Whitmer Proclaims NFL Draft Week in Michigan from April 22-28

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Gov. Whitmer Proclaims April 25 as Honolulu Blue Day Across Michigan

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Approval for Investment Projects, Housing Developments Creating Over $1 Billion in Investment and 1,000 Jobs

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects Starting This Week in 12 Counties

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects Starting This Week in Monroe and Ottawa Counties

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Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Former State Representative Michael Griffin

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Gov. Whitmer, MSHDA Director Join Ribbon Cutting for Transformational Kalamazoo Housing Development

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Gov. Whitmer Signs Bills Decriminalizing Surrogacy and Protecting IVF

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Michigan Wins More than 500 Jobs, Up to $400 Million Investment from Norway's Nel Hydrogen

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects Starting Next Week in Marquette and Mecosta Counties

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects Starting This Week in Clinton, Ingham, Kent, Keweenaw, and Wayne Counties?

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Gov. Whitmer Attends Departure Ceremony for Michigan Army National Guard Soldiers

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Gov. Whitmer Takes Immediate Action to Protect Preventive Healthcare Insurance Coverage Following Texas Court Decision

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Gov. Whitmer Signs Proclamations Marking April 2023 as Arab American Heritage and Chaldean-American Month

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ICYMI: Gov. Whitmer on Getting Things Done in the First 100 Days

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Funding for Infrastructure Upgrades in Oceana County that will Support 128 Jobs

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Michigan Wins Over $7 Million in Federal Grants to Improve Transportation Efficiency and Safety

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Gov. Whitmer Announces 388 Good-Paying Jobs Coming to Michigan, Including New Semiconductor Design Facility

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Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags After Mass Shooting in Nashville

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Gov. Whitmer Proclaims March 25 Medal of Honor Day

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Gov. Whitmer Signs Bill Restoring Parents' Rights in Children's Education

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Governor Whitmer and Secretary of State Benson Announce Investment to Rehabilitate Two Lighthouses in the Upper Peninsula

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Gov. Whitmer Signs 'Restoring Workers' Rights' Bill Package Into Law

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Operation Safe Neighborhoods Reaches New Milestone with More Than 350 Illegal Guns Off the Street

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on the number of illegal guns taken off the streets as part of Operation Safe Neighborhoods. Since the operation began, law enforcement officials have conducted nearly 4,000…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Dr. Timothy Boring as Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that she will appoint Dr. Timothy Boring as Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). The new director is expected to assume the role on…

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Gov. Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Legislation Expanding Rights and Freedoms for LGBTQ+ Michiganders

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer was joined by Attorney General Dana Nessel, Senator Jeremy Moss, Representative Jason Hoskins, and other legislators, advocates, and allies to sign legislation expanding the Elliott-Larsen Civil…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 150 New Good-Paying Jobs Coming to Kalamazoo, Auburn Hills, Owosso

LANSING, Mich. –Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce three business expansion projects expected to create a total of 150 new jobs and generate a total private investment of…

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Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Joins Public, Private Partners to Launch New $10 Million Microloan Fund for Women, Veterans, and Entrepreneurs of Color

DETROIT, Mich – Today, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II joined Michigan Women Forward (MWF), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Huntington Bank, and the Ballmer Group to announce the launch of the new $10 million…

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ICYMI: Michigan a Top State for Electric Vehicle & Battery Investments, Bringing Home $16.6 Billion, Creating 16,300 Good-Paying Jobs

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted a recent report from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which found that Michigan has won $16.6 billion of projects creating 16,300 jobs as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Grants to Help Communities Expand Access to Low or No-Cost Child Care

Investments will benefit children, families, and small businesses in 81 counties, every region Lansing, MI. — On March 10th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that 16 organizations serving Michiganders in 81 counties are receiving $2.4…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Lottery’s $1.25 Billion Contribution to Support Schools Across the State

Lansing, MI – On March 9th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Lottery to announce their $1.25 billion contribution to the School Aid Fund in fiscal year 2022. This marks the Lottery’s fourth consecutive contribution of more…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to New Statewide Housing Partnership

LANSING, MI — On March 9th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority Statewide Housing Partnership. Michigan State Housing Development Authority Statewide Housing…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Legislation to Secure Good-Paying American Jobs, Support Health Care Workers, and Lower Costs for Michiganders

Lansing, MI – On March 8th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bipartisan supplemental bill to power economic development and create thousands of good-paying American jobs, improve retention and recruitment in the health care workforce, lower…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Highlights Work to Win Federal Funds for Child Care Innovation

LANSING, Mich. – Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist on March 8th, joined the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC) for a tour of the Early Learning Center in Grand Rapids. Lt. Governor Gilchrist highlighted his work alongside…

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Governor Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist Statements on Passage of Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Amendment

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after the Michigan House and Senate passed an amendment to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to reaffirm and expand legal protections for LGBTQ+ Michiganders. …

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Governor Whitmer Signs Lowering MI Costs Plan into Law, Cutting Taxes by $1 Billion for Working Families and Seniors

Lansing, MI – On March 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, Speaker of the House Joe Tate, and members of the Michigan legislature to sign the Lowering MI Costs plan into law. The Lowering MI Costs plan…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims March 6-10, 2023 as School Breakfast Week

Education budget includes plan to offer all 1.4 million students in Michigan with free breakfast and lunch Lansing, MI – On March 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed March 6-10, 2023 as School Breakfast Week in Michigan. The governor…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 71 New Jobs Coming to Frankenmuth

Bavarian Inn Lodge expansion will help drive tourism, bring additional tax revenue to community Lansing, MI – On March 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce funding approval…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 60 New Good-Paying Jobs in Macomb County 

Michigan wins jobs and investment over another state competing for the economic development Lansing, MI – On March 2nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce funding approval for…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Fallen Paw Paw Firefighter Ethan Quillen

Lansing, MI?–?Governor Gretchen Whitmer?has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex?and across all public buildings and grounds? remain lowered to half-staff on Saturday, March 4 to honor and remember?Paw Paw…

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Governor Whitmer Announces New EV Jobs Academy Website to Connect Michiganders to Careers in Electric Vehicle Industry

Lansing, MI?— On March 1st, Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) announced the launch of a new website, Michigan.gov/EVJobsAcademy, to connect Michiganders to good-paying career opportunities in…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Fallen Flint Firefighter Ricky Hill Jr.

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and across all public buildings and grounds to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, March 3 to honor and remember Flint Firefighter Ricky…

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Joint Statement on Bipartisan Supplemental Securing Thousands of Good-Paying American Jobs, Protecting Community Health, Lowering Home Repair Costs

Secures 2,500 good-paying jobs, builds up health care workforce, lowers cost of home repairs Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, and House Speaker Joe Tate released the following statements after…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims March 2023 as March is Reading Month

Lansing, MI– On Feb 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed March is Reading Month in Michigan. Throughout the month of March, people of all ages are encouraged to promote the importance of reading and parents are asked to explore the fun…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Passage of $1 Billion Tax Break for Working Families and Seniors

Lowering MI Costs rolls back retirement tax, quintuples Working Families Tax Credit, puts thousands back in people’s pockets LANSING, MI – On Feb 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after Michigan…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announces Michigan Outperforms Nation in Addressing COVID-19 Racial Disparities in Final Task Force Report

Michigan virtually eliminated racial disparity in deaths caused by COVID-19, will continue work to reduce racial health disparities Lansing, MI – Lt. Governor Gilchrist and the Michigan COVID-19 Racial Disparities Task Force on Feb 27th,…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Community Revitalization Projects Across Michigan, Supporting Hundreds of Jobs, Driving $200 Million in Investment

Projects will build affordable housing, remove blight, create commercial space LANSING, MI – On Feb 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to announce Michigan Strategic Fund approval of a wide…

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Governor Whitmer Raises Flags to Full-Staff on Monday, February 27, 2023

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 raised to full-staff on Monday, February 27. The flags have…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Legislation to Invest in Special Education, Student Meals, Safe Schools

Lansing, MI – Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill into law that appropriates funds for the school breakfast program, supports special education, and appropriates federal resources to promote safe, healthy learning environments…

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Governor Whitmer Holds Roundtable on Expanding Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, Protecting Fundamental Rights and Freedoms

Lansing, MI?– On Feb 24th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer?met with members of the LGBTQ+ community in Ferndale to discuss expanding the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) to expressly include sexual orientation and gender identity or…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 140 New Good-Paying Jobs After Michigan Wins Two Business Expansions in Jackson, Macomb Counties

Lansing, MI– On Feb 23rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce two business expansion projects expected to create a total of 140 new jobs and generate a total private investment of…

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Governor Whitmer Announces First in Series of Payments Released, Lowering Costs for More Than 600 of Michigan’s Next Generation of Teachers

Eligible Michiganders encouraged to apply for $10,000 scholarships, $9,600 per-semester stipends LANSING, MI – On Feb 23rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the MI Future Educator Fellowship and Stipend programs’ first payments…

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Governor Whitmer Honors First Responders, 9-1-1 Dispatchers, and Medical Professionals Following the Michigan State Shooting

Lansing, MI —?On Feb 22nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that she will be delivering tributes to 25 law enforcement agencies, 9-1-1 dispatchers and the medical professionals at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing that responded to the Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on MSU Shooting

Governor pledges support to impacted families and community, lowers flags statewide Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement on the deadly shooting at Michigan State University. “Our Spartan community and…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags After MSU Shooting

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 immediately on Tuesday, February 14…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Won 2,500 Good-Paying Jobs, $3.5 Billion Investment from Ford to Build New Battery Manufacturing Facility in Marshall

ROMULUS, MI – On Feb 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Ford’s Executive Chair Bill Ford and CEO Jim Farley at Ford Ion Park to announce an investment by Ford of more than $3.5 billion to construct and equip a new 2.5 million square…

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ICYMI: U.S. Automakers Aim to Make Detroit Next Silicon Valley

LANSING, MI — In a new piece from Newsweek, Michigan is recognized as a leading hub for high-tech mobility development and manufacturing. Since 2019, Michigan has announced 30,000 new auto jobs, expanded investments in critical industries…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Fiscal Year 2024 Budget: Building a Brighter Future

Balanced budget calls for investments to lower costs, expand MI Kids Back on Track, grow our economy LANSING, MI. — On Feb 8th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released her fifth executive budget recommendation that will lower costs, grow…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order to Build and Refurbish More Affordable Housing Faster

Reorganization shifts administration of critical housing grant to state housing agency, spurs growth, helps achieve goals of the Michigan Statewide Housing Plan GRAND RAPIDS, MI – On Feb 6th, at the Grand Rapids Economic Club, Governor…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 680 New Jobs Created by The Shyft Group Expansion in Charlotte

Lansing, MI– On Feb 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that the Shyft Group, a manufacturer of delivery and specialty vehicles, is expanding to produce electric commercial…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Increasing Business Opportunity for Geographically Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Lansing, MI– On Feb 3rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive to improve the State of Michigan’s contracting process by increasing business opportunities for Geographically Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (GDBEs) to…

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Governor Whitmer, Democratic Leaders Roll Out Largest Tax Break for Working Families, Seniors in Decades

Lowering MI Costs plan rolls back retirement tax, quintuples Working Families Tax Credit, and delivers Inflation Relief Check to every taxpayers Lansing, MI – On Feb 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, and…

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Governor Whitmer, Democratic Leaders Agree to Deliver the Largest Tax Break in Decades Through Lowering MI Costs Plan

Lansing, MI– On Feb 3rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, and Speaker Joe Tate released the following statement after agreeing to a framework for the Lowering MI Costs plan that will deliver the largest tax…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Celebrates Michigan Reconnect’s Two-Year Anniversary, Continues Conversation on Proposal to Lower Eligibility Age from 25 to 21

Tuition-free pathway to higher education and skills training highlighted at Delta College LANSING, MI – On Feb 2nd, on the two-year anniversary of Michigan Reconnect, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II joined officials from Delta college to…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Legislation Strengthening Michiganders’ Voices in Presidential Primary

Moving presidential primary to February increases impact of Michiganders’ vote, boosts economy LANSING, MI – On Feb 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill 13, sponsored by state Senator Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), moving the…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Legislation to Build Affordable Housing, Revitalize Communities, and Support Small Businesses

New law invests $150 million in Housing and Community Development Fund, $100 million in Revitalization and Placemaking Grants, $75 million in SmartZones, expands apprenticeships Lansing, MI – On Jan 31st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined…

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Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist Recognize Black History Month with Proclamation

Lansing, MI– On Feb 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist recognized the beginning of Black History Month with a proclamation honoring the contributions of Black Americans to the progress of both Michigan and the…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Record-Breaking Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment, New Savings

Lansing, MI?—On Feb 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox announced that a record number of Michiganders signed up for comprehensive health insurance on the Health…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 155 New Jobs Coming to Detroit, Genesee County

Lansing, MI – On Jan 26th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce state support for two business expansion projects expected to create a total of 155 new jobs and generate a total…

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Governor Whitmer’s 2023 State of the State Address as Prepared for Delivery

Lansing, MI – On Jan 25th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her 2023 State of the State Address in front of a joint session of the Michigan Legislature. Please see below for her remarks as prepared for delivery. Hello Michigan.…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 'Lowering MI Costs' and 'Make it in Michigan' Plans During 2023 State of the State Address

Proposals included lowering the Michigan Reconnect age, investing in 1-on-1 tutoring and Pre-K for all, repealing the 1931 abortion ban, commonsense gun reforms, and expanding the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act LANSING, MI – On Jan 25th,…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on 50th Anniversary of Roe Celebrating Bills to Repeal Michigan’s Extreme Anti-Abortion Laws

Legislation to eliminate sentencing penalties for nurses and doctors providing abortions and repeal 1931 abortion ban have been introduced Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of Roe v…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags After Mass Shooting in Monterey Park, California

Lansing, MI – 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 Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist Applaud GM’s Nearly $800 Million Investment in Michigan

$579 million will prepare Flint plant for sixth-generation engine, $216 million will upgrade Bay City plant Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II on Jan 20th, applauded General Motors’…

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Governor Whitmer Announces L and L Products Investing $25 Million to Expand in Romeo, Creating Up to 65 Advanced Manufacturing Jobs

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on Jan 19th, to announce?that L&L Products, a global provider of industrial solutions, is expanding in the village of Romeo with…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announces Winner of 2023 State of the State Art Contest

The winner was selected from five student finalists who submitted artwork from across the state Lansing, MI – Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II on Jan 20th, announced the winner of the 2023 State of the State art contest is Sydney…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Operation Safe Neighborhoods Reaches New Milestone with More Than 300 Illegal Guns Off the Street

Lansing, MI – On Jan 18th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on the number of illegal guns taken off the streets as part of Operation Safe Neighborhoods. Since the operation began, law enforcement officials have conducted 2,194…

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Governor Whitmer Declares Monday, January 16 as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Michigan

Lansing, MI – On Jan 16th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation declaring Monday, January 16, 2023, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Michigan, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Governor Whitmer and…

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Governor Whitmer Awards Funding to Keep Students Safe at School, Hire 195 School Resource Officers

Lansing, MI – On Jan 17th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that 195 school districts, intermediate school districts, and public-school academies will receive nearly $25 million to support the hiring of 195 school resource officers (SROs)…

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Governor Whitmer on Continuing Record Economic Development with Strong Leadership of MEDC CEO Quentin Messer Jr.

Team Michigan’s strong leadership won $13+ billion, nearly 13,000 jobs last year Lansing, MI -- On Jan 17th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Executive Committee’s approval of…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Support for Bills to Roll Back Retirement Tax, Boost Working Families Tax Credit

Rolling back retirement will save half a million households an average of $1,000 a year and WFTC will deliver a combined $3,000 refund to 700,000 households Lansing, MI – On Jan 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Senate Majority Leader…

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Governor Whitmer’s Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies Initiative Expands to Include Doula Services for Medicaid Recipients

Doulas have been shown to improve maternal and infant health, address disparities Lansing, MI – On Jan 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan became one of the first states to support expecting mothers by covering doula…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Awards to Build or Improve Nearly 700 Affordable Housing Units Across Michigan

Lansing, MI?--?On Jan 13th, Governor?Gretchen Whitmer announced funding to build or improve nearly 700 affordable housing units across 17 projects from Cheboygan to Detroit. Overall, the total development costs of projects funded is anticipated to…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointment to Board of State Canvassers

Lansing, MI — On Jan 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the re-appointment of Mary Ellen Gurewitz and Richard Houskamp to the Board of State Canvassers. Board of State Canvassers Mary Ellen Gurewitz, of Detroit, spent many…

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Governor Whitmer Continues Push for a Fighter Mission at Selfridge

LANSING, MI -- On Jan 11th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall III, to urge the Air Force to invest in a fighter mission at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. “Leading future fighter…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to the Bench - January 10, 2023

Lansing, MI — On Jan 10th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointments of Steven Bieda to the 37th District Court – Warren and Center Line and Ariana Heath to the Genesee County Probate Court. "I am excited to appoint Mr.…

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Governor Whitmer to Embark on First Economic Investment Mission to Europe to Bring Jobs Back to Michigan

Lansing, MI – On Jan 11th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced she will be leading a five-day investment mission to Norway and Switzerland next week, focusing on attracting job-creating business investments, particularly in Michigan’s…

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ICYMI: Michigan Set to ‘Dominate’ U.S. Battery Manufacturing

CNBC reports that Michigan is among the three states that will lead electric vehicle battery manufacturing in the U.S. by 2030 Lansing, MI – In a new report from CNBC, Michigan is named one of three states poised to “dominate”…

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Governor Whitmer Declares this Week as Rivalry Week Ahead of MSU-UM Basketball Game 

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer, two-time alumna of Michigan State University, declared January 1 through January 7 as Rivalry Week in honor of Saturday's rivalry basketball game between the Michigan State University Spartans and the…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Leads Delegation at Consumer Electronics Show 2023

Promotes Michigan as the leader in innovation, talent, and technology on a global stage LANSING, MI. – On Jan 5th, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist led a Michigan delegation to the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), promoting the…

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Governor Whitmer Encourages Michiganders to Take Advantage of Health Care Savings During Open Enrollment

More than 1.8 million Americans have already enrolled in a comprehensive Marketplace plan Lansing, MI – With 10 days left until the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period ends, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist on Sen. Stabenow’s Retirement Announcement

Michigan’s first woman senator, champion for working families, auto industry, fundamental rights will not seek re-election in 2024 LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist released the…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Art Contest for 2023 State of the State Program

LANSING, MI – On Jan 4th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an art contest for the 2023 State of the State program cover. The governor is challenging Michigan’s K-12 students to come up with a creative design for the program cover…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates FDA’s Decision to Reduce Barrier to Medication Abortion

After governor’s repeated calls on FDA months ago to remove unnecessary barriers to access the abortion pill, FDA takes action LANSING, MI — On Jan 4th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the U.S. Food and Drug…

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Governor Whitmer to Deliver 2023 State of the State Address on January 25, 2023

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her fifth State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 25th. The address will be held in the Michigan House Chambers in front of a joint session of the Michigan House of Representatives…

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Governor Whitmer’s Second Inaugural Address as Prepared for Delivery

Lansing, MI – On Jan 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer will take the oath of office for her second term as Michigan's 49th governor and deliver her inaugural address. Please see below for her remarks as prepared for delivery. Hello Michigan! I…

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Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist Inaugurated for Second Terms

Lansing, MI – On Jan 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II took the oath of office for their second terms as Michigan's 49th governor and 64th lieutenant governor. The ceremony took place on the steps of…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Final Bills of 2022 Boosting Economic Development, Other Legislation

Lansing, MI – On Dec 29th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bills 1222 and 1223 to advance economic development in Michigan. She also signed legislation to increase access to local courts, strengthen marketplace regulations, and more.…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Operation Safe Neighborhoods Reaches New Milestone with More than 250 Illegal Guns Off the Street

Lansing, MI – On Dec 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on the number of illegal guns taken off the streets as a part of the Operation Safe Neighborhoods program. Since the operation began, law enforcement officials have…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Executive Office and Budget Office Staff Changes

Lansing, MI – On Dec 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced changes in her executive office and the state budget office. In the executive office, the governor announced former Chief Deputy Attorney General Christina Grossi as Chief Legal…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointment to MSU Board of Trustees

Sandy Pierce brings decades of finance experience leading major institutions and other boards Lansing, MI — On Dec 27th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Sandy Pierce to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees.…

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Governor Whitmer Calls Deployed Troops to Wish Them Happy Holidays

Lansing, MI – On Dec 24th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer called members of the Michigan National Guard (MING) who are actively deployed around the world to wish them Happy Holidays. Governor Whitmer spoke to Airmen currently serving in…

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Governor Whitmer Signs 1000th Bipartisan Bill

Legislation will strengthen Michigan Reconnect Program, put more Michiganders on tuition-free pathway Lansing, MI – On Dec 22nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 6129 and 6130, which amend the bipartisan Michigan Reconnect Act to…

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ICYMI: Governor Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist Eye Tax Relief, Cutting Costs

Lansing, MI – For the past four years, Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist have worked with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to make progress on the kitchen-table issues that matter most to Michiganders. At a time of inflation,…

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Governor Whitmer Announces State-Local Preparedness Ahead of Winter Storm

Outlines resources available, tips for staying safe, thanks first responders Lansing, MI – Ahead of heavy snow, strong winds, and dangerously cold temperatures forecasted later this week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer coordinates preparedness…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michiganders Getting Additional Assistance in December to Help Lower Grocery Costs for the Holiday Season

LANSING, MI – On Dec 20th, Governor Gretchen?Whitmer announced all Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will?receive at least an additional $95 monthly payment in December to help lower the cost of groceries. The…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Carhartt, Family-Owned Manufacturer of Workwear and Outdoor Apparel, Expanding in Dearborn to Create 125 Jobs

Lansing, MI – On Dec 19th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that Carhartt, a manufacturer of premium workwear, outdoor apparel, and footwear, is expanding in Dearborn with…

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Governor Whitmer to Be Sworn In for Second Term, Releases Inauguration Schedule

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer will be sworn in for a second term as Michigan’s 49th governor on Sunday, January 1, 2023. The ceremony, including the oath of office, will take place outside of the Capitol Building in Lansing…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Transportation Engineering Firm HNTB Corporation Creating up to 165 High-Wage Jobs in Detroit, East Lansing

Lansing, MI – On Dec 16th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that HNTB Corporation, a national provider of engineering services for transportation infrastructure projects, is…

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Governor Whitmer Awards Funding to Build or Upgrade 145 New Michigan Homes or Rentals

Investments will support new home builds and the construction or renovation of rental units Lansing, MI– On Dec 16th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded grants to help construct 145 new homes and rental housing to increase the supply of…

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Governor Whitmer Awards Grant to Rebuild Haggerty Road to Support Our Next Energy’s Historic Expansion, Creating More Than 2,000 Jobs

LANSING, MI - On Dec 15th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a major rebuild of Haggerty Road in Van Buren Township in Wayne County to support the construction of Our Next Energy’s (ONE) new gigafactory and ensure reliable delivery of their…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills to Expand Affordable Housing, Lower Costs

14 bills will tackle kitchen-table issues LANSING, MI -- On Dec 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill package that collectively will support the development of more affordable housing units in communities across Michigan. …

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to the Bench - December 14, 2022

LANSING, Mich. — On Dec 14th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointments of Shawn Jacque to the 36th District Court - City of Detroit and Jeremy Bowie to the 50th District Court – City of Pontiac. “Shawn and Jeremy…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Affirming Reproductive Freedoms

Action comes days before reproductive freedom enshrined into Michigan Constitution LANSING, Mich. – On Dec 14th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive instructing State of Michigan departments and agencies to review…

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Governor Whitmer Wins Major Economic Deals, Creating or Retaining 1,846 Jobs, Generating Over $1.2 Billion in Investments

LANSING, MI – On Dec 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to announce Michigan Strategic Fund approval of a wide range of projects, that, in total, will create or retain 1,846 jobs and generate…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Investment in GM’s Ultium Battery Plant in Lansing, Additional Workforce Training to Support Thousands of Michigan Jobs

LANSING, MI – On Dec 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released a statement on U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Julie Su’s announcement of a $2.5 billion loan for Ultium…

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Governor Whitmer Awards Funding to Support 35 Local Small Businesses Around the State Through Match on Main Grant Program

LANSING, MI – On Dec 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced thirty-five communities around Michigan have been awarded a total of $807,673 in grants aimed at supporting small local businesses to create resiliency and strengthen downtowns…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Grants to Improve Local Parks and Trails in 14 Communities Across the State, Driving Economic Growth

With $1.9 million this year, Recreation Passport program’s 12-year grants tops $16.5 million Lansing, MI – On Dec 9th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded 14 communities a total of $1,906,100 in Recreation Passport grants for projects…

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Governor Whitmer Releases Parents’ Council Report Recommending Further Investments in Student Wellness, Teacher Recruitment, Learning Supports, and More

Report follows statewide outreach campaign by the Michigan Parents’ Council to solicit parent feedback Lansing, MI?– On Dec 9th,?Governor?Gretchen Whitmer?released the final report from the Michigan Parents’ Council, an advisory…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Nine Infrastructure Projects Across Michigan to Support Economic Development

LANSING, MI -- On Dec 9th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded $3.3 million in grants to city and county road agencies to help rebuild local roads?in nine areas across Michigan.?? “On Dec 9th’s road repair grants will help us…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $2 Million Grant to Grow High-Tech Talent Pipeline in Michigan

Grant to MICHauto will support high-tech career paths and strengthen Michigan global competitiveness in the automotive, mobility, and technology industries DETROIT, MI – On Dec 8th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined representatives from the…

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Governor Whitmer Joins Olivet College to Launch New Program to Lower Cost of College

Free tuition for students who qualify for Michigan Achievement Scholarship and are Pell eligible LANSING, MI – On Dec 8th, Governor Whitmer and Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., announced that Olivet College is investing…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Lansing, MI –?On Dec 6th, 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 across all public buildings and grounds to be lowered…

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Governor Whitmer Declares December 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

"On Dec 7th, we come together to honor those who were wounded or died at Pearl Harbor and the over 600,000 Michiganders who served our nation in uniform in World War II," said Governor Whitmer. "The Greatest Generation embodied the best of our…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Axis Automation Creating 50 High-Tech Jobs in Walker, Building on State’s Efforts to Grow STEM Talent in Michigan

LANSING, MI – On Dec 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that automation solutions provider Axis Automation is expanding in the City of Walker with support from the Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Support for Park Upgrades in 11 Counties in Michigan

$7.4 million in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants will support park projects LANSING, MI – On Dec 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that they recommended 13 community…

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Governor Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist Statements on Retiring Legislative Leaders

Governor Whitmer Statement “I want to recognize all our outgoing legislative leaders for their service to Michigan. Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Speaker Jason Wentworth—thank you for willingness to work across the aisle to get…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to the Bench

Lansing, MI — On Dec 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointments of Khary L. Hanible to the 7th Circuit Court of Genesee County and Arianne E. Slay to the 22nd Circuit Court of Washtenaw County. “Khary and Arianne are…

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Governor Whitmer Attends State-Tribal Summit in Sault Ste. Marie, Appoints First Tribal Citizen Ever to Michigan Court of Appeals

Governor meets leaders from every tribe to continue collaboration on shared priorities, makes historic appointment to second-highest court in Michigan LANSING, MI --?On Dec 6th,?Governor Gretchen Whitmer attended the Tribal Summit in Sault Ste.…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Former State Rep. Stanley Stopczynski

Lansing, MI –?Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, December 6 to honor and remember former state Representative Stanley Stopczynski. The flag…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Pfizer Investing $750 Million to Expand U.S. Sterile Injectable Facility, Create 300 Jobs

Investment further establishes the Kalamazoo, MI site as one of the most technologically advanced science facilities in the world, expanding access to Pfizer’s breakthrough medicines. Lansing, MI – On Dec 5th, Governor Gretchen…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Cabinet, Agency Leadership to Begin Second Term

Lansing, MI – On Dec 2nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced selections to lead state departments and state agencies into the next four years. The governor also announced promotions for staff in the executive office. “When we took…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Education Savings Program Earns Top Rating for Third Straight Year

MESP one of two 529 college savings plans nationwide to earn elite “Gold” status from independent investment research firm Lansing, MI — On Dec 2nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Michigan Education Savings Program…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Operation Safe Neighborhoods Reaches New Milestone with More than 200 Illegal Guns Off the Street and 235 Arrests

LANSING, MI – On Dec 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on the number of illegal guns taken off the streets as a part of the Operation Safe Neighborhoods program. Since the operation began, law enforcement officials have…

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Governor Whitmer Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Victims of the Oxford Shooting

The State of Michigan will join a moment of silence on Wednesday at 12:51PM to honor the students Lansing, MI –?Governor Gretchen Whitmer orders U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff within the State Capitol Complex and upon…

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Governor Whitmer and Governor DeWine Place Wager on The Game

Earlier this week, Governor Whitmer declared Saturday, November 26 as "Beat the Buckeyes" Day Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio placed a friendly wager ahead of the rivalry football game between the…

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Governor Whitmer Calls Deployed Troops Overseas to Wish a Happy Thanksgiving

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer called actively deployed members of the Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG) to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. Governor Whitmer spoke to Soldiers currently deployed to Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait,…

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Governor Whitmer to Announce Historic Selection of Kyra Harris Bolden as Next Michigan Supreme Court Justice

Bolden to take oath in January as first Black woman on state’s high court Lansing, MI — On Nov 22nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer will announce that she’s appoint Kyra Harris Bolden to the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2023 to…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Historic Selection of Kyra Harris Bolden as Next Michigan Supreme Court Justice

Bolden to take oath in January as first Black woman on state’s high court Lansing, MI — On Nov 22nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that she will appoint Kyra Harris Bolden to the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2023 to succeed…

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Governor Whitmer Recognizes Small Business Saturday, Encourages Michiganders to Support Local Businesses this Holiday Season and Year-Round

Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Nov 23rd, declared November 26 as Small Business Saturday in Michigan and urges Michiganders to buy locally this Saturday and throughout the year to support Michigan’s small businesses. …

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Governor Whitmer Declares Saturday, November 26 as 'Beat the Buckeyes' Day

Lansing, MI – Ahead of the rivalry football game between the undefeated University of Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State University Buckeyes, Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Nov 21st, declared Saturday, November 26 as "Beat the Buckeyes" Day…

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Governor Whitmer Pardons Turkey

Mitch E. Gander looks forward to building his life in Michigan? Lansing, MI – On Nov 21st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer pardoned a turkey before Thanksgiving. The turkey’s name, Mitch E. Gander, was submitted by Seneca of Grand Rapids…

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Governor Whitmer Recognizes Adoptive Families for Providing Loving Homes

Governor proclaims November 22 as Adoption Day, highlights adoptive families across the state Lansing, MI – On Nov 22nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) celebrate Adoption Day and…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Contest to Name Turkey to be Pardoned

Turkey Naming Contest is open to all, winners announced Monday November 21 Lansing, MI – On Nov 18th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer urged Michiganders to submit names for the first turkey that she will pardon since taking office. The winning…

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Governor Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Send Open Letter to Michigan College Students

Lansing, MI – On Nov 17th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist released a letter to students at colleges and universities across Michigan, sharing their priorities for Michigan's young people and thanking them for…

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Governor Whitmer Forms Semiconductor Talent Action Team to Attract Businesses, Grow Economy, Onshore Supply Chains

Innovative partnership with private industry, academia created to grow Michigan’s semiconductor talent ecosystem, positioning the state to become global talent leader Lansing, MI – On Nov 17th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Operation Safe Neighborhoods Takes Nearly 200 Illegal Guns Off the Street, Results in 219 Arrests

Lansing, MI – On Nov 16th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on the number of illegal guns taken off the streets as a part of the Operation Safe Neighborhoods program. Since the operation began, law enforcement officials have…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michiganders Getting Additional Assistance in November to Help Lower the Cost of Groceries Ahead of Thanksgiving

Lansing, MI – On Nov 15th, Governor Whitmer announced all Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will receive at least an additional $95 monthly payment in November to help lower the cost of groceries ahead of…

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Governor Whitmer Continues Michigan’s Strong Economic Growth with 473 New Jobs and $26 Million Investment in Genesee, Monroe, Washtenaw Counties

Michigan wins projects over other states and countries, building on strong economic momentum Lansing, MI – On Nov 10th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that the state has…

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Governor Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Statements on Historic Victories for New Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks and Speaker of the House Joe Tate

Democrats will control legislature for first time in 40 years led by first-ever woman Senate Majority Leader Brinks and first-ever Black Speaker of the House Joe Tate Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Proclamation Honoring Veterans Day

Lansing, MI – On Nov 11th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed November 11 as Veterans Day to honor Michigan's more than 500,000 veterans and all those who served before them. "On Nov 11th, we recognize the Michiganders who served our…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Nearly 210,000 Michigan Households Are Receiving Additional Home Heating Credit Payment

$575 for Households with Seniors, Disabled Individuals or Children Under 5 Years Old, $380 for Other Eligible Households LANSING, MI – On Nov 4th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that nearly 210,000 Michigan households who received Home…

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Governor Whitmer Announces New Protocols to Ensure EMS Responders Receive Sexual Assault Training, Permit Carry of Emergency Contraception

Michigan becomes national leader in sexual assault response with new protocols LANSING, MI – On Nov 2nd, Governor Whitmer announced emergency responders will now be provided the opportunity to carry emergency contraception and post-exposure…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Application is Now Live for $50M in Grants to Open and Grow Child Care Facilities in Michigan

Grant is part of state’s Caring for MI Future initiative to open or expand 1,000 child care programs by the end of 2024, applications for grants from implementation partner IFF now open LANSING, MI – On Nov 3rd, Governor Gretchen…

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Governor Whitmer Responds to Report That Michigan is Expected to Have Third Highest Number of Maternal Deaths Nationwide if Abortion is Banned

Lansing, MI – On Nov 3rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement following a new report that shows Michigan will have the third highest number of maternal deaths in the country if abortion is banned. The only states where…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Wyatt’s Law Updates to Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Now in Effect to Protect Children, Empower Parents

Changes improve registry to track offenders more accurately, keep kids and communities safe LANSING, MI — On Nov 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that stronger protections are now in place for kids, thanks to changes resulting from…

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Governor Whitmer Launches Website to Help Students Apply for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, Save Thousands

Vast majority of graduating seniors eligible for annual scholarship up to $2,750 at community college, $4,000 at private college or university, and $5,500 for public universities LANSING, MI – On Nov 2nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Former Senator Vincent Gregory

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, November 5 to honor and remember former Senator Vincent Gregory. The flag lowering will…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Applications Now Open for the MI Future Educator Followship Scholarships and Stipends to Help Hire More Educators

All eligible Michiganders encouraged to apply for $10,000 scholarships, $9,600 per-semester stipends LANSING, MI – On Oct 31st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that applications are now open for $10,000 scholarships for college students…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Operation Safe Neighborhoods Takes 186 Illegal Guns Off the Street, Results in 202 Arrests

LANSING, MI – On Oct 31st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on Operation Safe Neighborhoods, a statewide crack down on crime aimed at reducing gun violence by getting illegal guns off the street and out of the hands of people who…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Launch of MI-HOPE Program Awarding $10 Million For Energy-Efficiency Focused Housing Repairs and Upgrades

MI-HOPE program now accepting applications for energy-efficient home repairs Lansing, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) have launched the Michigan Housing Opportunities Promoting…

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Governor Whitmer Recognizes November as Veterans and Military Families Month

Lansing, MI — On Nov 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed November 2022 as Veterans and Military Families Month to honor veterans and military families throughout the state by recognizing their sacrifices and celebrating their successes. …

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Governor Whitmer Encourages Michiganders to Take Advantage of Savings on New Health Plan Choices During Open Enrollment

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox are reminding Michiganders that the annual Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period begins on Nov 1st, and runs…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims October 28 as First Responders’ Day

Nearly 50% of record $1.6 billion in revenue sharing funds that the governor delivered in this year’s budget supports local fire, police, other first responders, and court system LANSING, MI – On Oct 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Nearly 100 New Jobs as Local Craft Distiller Traverse City Whiskey Co. Expands in Traverse City

LANSING, MI – On Oct 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that Traverse City Whiskey Co. LLC, (TCWC), a Traverse City-based distiller of bourbon and whiskey and producer of…

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Governor Whitmer Launches Michigan’s First-Ever Fellowships for Future Educators, Stipends for Student Teachers

On October 31, applications open for $10,000 future teacher fellowships and $9,600 stipends for student teachers to help build up teacher pipeline and ensure every classroom has excellent educators Lansing, MI – On Oct 27th, Governor…

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ICYMI: Governor Whitmer Applauds New Investment in School Buses, Saving Michigan Schools More Than $54 Million

U.S Environmental Protection Agency announced competitive awards to 25 school districts, investing $54.06 million to help school districts buy clean buses, help dollars flow back into the classroom LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen…

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Governor Whitmer Makes $23 Million Bipartisan Investment to Start and Expand Child Care Businesses, Application Open 11/7

New Caring for Mi Future start-up grant helps entrepreneurs start a child care business in Michigan, expands access to quality, affordable care for more working families LANSING, MI – On Oct 27th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Business and Community Projects Creating More Than 1,800 Jobs, Economic Vibrancy Across Michigan

LANSING, MI – On Oct 25th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approval of a wide range of projects, that, in total, will create 1,869 jobs and…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Nine Michigan Communities Receiving Nearly $15 million to Upgrade Water Systems

Michigan Strategic Fund approves CDBG funding for vital public infrastructure projects LANSING, MI – On Oct 25th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce nine communities around…

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Governor Whitmer Continues Work of Michigan Parents’ Council with Launch of First-Ever MI Parent Survey to Give Parents Greater Say on Education

Survey seeks parent perspective to ensure student success, builds on Michigan Parents’ Council meetings to gather input for future education budgets LANSING, MI – On Oct 26th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer continued her work on the…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Wins 75 New Jobs as Ohio-based Automotive Supplier Plans New Operations in Shelby Township

LANSING, MI – On Oct 26th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that the state won 75 new jobs, retained 62 jobs, and secured $12.1 million in new investment from acoustic thermal…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Guilty Verdicts in Terrorism Trial

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after three defendants were found guilty on all charges, including material support for terrorism, gang membership, and possession of a weapon while committing a felony,…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Wins More than 1,500 New Jobs After Securing Investments from Magna in Three Locations Across the State

Investments strengthen Michigan’s leadership position in automotive manufacturing and future mobility LANSING, MI – On Oct 25th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on Oct 25th, to…

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Governor Whitmer Launches Groundbreaking on New $375 Million Expansion of Hemlock Semiconductor, Creating 170 New Jobs

Michiganders expected to see $364 million in new personal income from this opportunity over 10 years LANSING, MI – On Oct 21st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined company officials and federal, state, and local leaders to break ground on…

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Governor Whitmer Cuts Ribbon at Our Next Energy’s New HQ in Novi

Cutting-edge battery maker Our Next Energy continues investing in Michigan, builds on their recent $1.6 billion plant in Van Buren Township creating 2,112 jobs LANSING, MI – On Oct 20th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Our Next Energy…

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Governor Whitmer Establishes Juvenile Residential Facilities Advisory Committee

Executive order builds on the Michigan Juvenile Justice Reform Task Force report and recommendations Lansing, MI – On Oct 20th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer created the Michigan Juvenile Residential Facilities Advisory Committee to review…

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ICYMI: Governor Whitmer Announces Largest Energy Infrastructure Transmission Investment in State History, Supporting Thousands of Jobs

The $850 million investment is expected to provide over $6 billion in economic benefits to Michigan NOVI, MI – On Oct 20th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer applauded Michigan Electric Transmission Company’s, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michiganders Getting Additional Assistance in October to Lower Grocery Costs

Meijer also announces discounts on fruits and vegetables for customers using SNAP benefits LANSING, MI – On Oct 21st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced all Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will continue to…

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Governor Whitmer Highlights Record $1 Billion Investment to Fund Police, Fire, First Responders, and Courts Across Michigan

LANSING, MI -- On Oct 21st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted more than $1 billion in total funding to support local law enforcement officers, firefighters, and public safety initiatives in communities across the state since taking office. In…

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Michigan Wins More than 1,500 New Jobs After Securing Investments from Magna in Three Locations Across the State

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today to announce three investments by Magna in St. Clair, Highland Park, and Shelby Charter Township with support from the Michigan…

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Nine Michigan Communities Receiving Nearly $15 million to Upgrade Water Systems

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce nine communities around Michigan have been awarded nearly $15 million in Community Development Block Grant Water-Related…

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Business and Community Projects Creating More Than 1,800 Jobs, Economic Vibrancy across Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approval of a wide range of projects, that, in total, will create 1,869 jobs and generate…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects Starting This Week in Clinton, Ingham, and Wayne Counties

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is slated to begin multiple projects this week, including the next phase of work on the Rebuilding Michigan project on I-69 in Clinton…

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Gov. Whitmer And Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Kick Off Rivalry Week w/ Competing Proclamations

LANSING, Mich. – During Rivalry Week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II issued competing proclamations declaring October 24 through October 29 after their respective alma maters. Governor Whitmer declared…

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Operation Safe Neighborhoods Takes Nearly 171 Illegal Guns Off the Street, Results in 182 Arrests

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on Operation Safe Neighborhoods, a statewide crack down on crime aimed at reducing gun violence by getting illegal guns off the street and out of the hands of people who…

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Michiganders Getting Additional Assistance in October to Lower Grocery Costs

LANSING, Mich. – Today, 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 October -- plus an additional cost of living…

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ICYMI: PBS News Hour: What will the EV Revolution Mean for Detroit?

Lansing, MI – Since taking office, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has made historic investments to build on Michigan’s legendary manufacturing heritage, grow the economy, and put Michigan in the lead on future mobility. Whether investing in…

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Gov. Whitmer Launches Groundbreaking on New $375 Million Expansion of Hemlock Semiconductor, Creating 170 New Jobs

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined company officials and federal, state, and local leaders to break ground on Hemlock Semiconductor’s (HSC) new expansion project at the company’s Thomas Township operations.…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Continues MI First Vote Events

The Lt. Governor visited Michigan schools to encourage civic participation by Michigan high school seniors RIVER ROUGE, MI – On Oct 18th, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II continued MI First Vote, an initiative to emphasize the…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims Safe Schools Week, Highlights Record School Safety Investments

Education budget included $460 million in school safety and mental health resources, funding for resources officers, governor also signed bipartisan legislation improving school emergency plans LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Gov. Whitmer Highlights Record $1 Billion Investment to Fund Police, Fire, First Responders, and Courts Across Michigan

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted more than $1 billion in total funding to support local law enforcement officers, firefighters, and public safety initiatives in communities across the state since taking office. In the…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects Starting This Week in Jackson and Monroe Counties

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, MI -- On Oct 17th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is slated to…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $30 Million in Funding to Hire Local Police Officers Across the State

LANSING, MI -- On Oct 17th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that $30 million in grant scholarships are now available to help local law enforcement agencies hire more police officers by providing funding to help cover basic law enforcement…

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Governor Whitmer Applauds Action to Put More Money in Seniors' Pockets, Lower Costs on Health Care and Prescription Drugs

LANSING, MI - On Oct 17th, Governor Whitmer reminded Michigan seniors about resources available to them to help save money. Since Governor Whitmer took office, she’s achieved her goal to become the first “age-friendly state” in the…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Tours Student Support Program, Highlights Administration’s Investments in Tutoring and Additional Supports for Students

BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. – On Oct 17th, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II visited Lincoln Elementary in Bangor Township where he toured the school’s tutoring program and learned about the work education professionals are doing to support…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills to Protect Public Safety, Improve Mental Health Standards, Increase Polling Locations, Explore Clean Energy Production

LANSING, MI – On Oct 14th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed several bipartisan bills including legislation to protect public safety, improve mental health standards, increase the number of polling locations, and explore further clean energy…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Kicks Off MI First Vote Tour

Three-stop tour will visit Michigan schools to register voters and encourage civic participation by Michigan high school seniors DETROIT, MI – Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist on Oct 14th, kicked off the MI First Vote Tour, a three-stop tour…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags for Identified World War II Soldier

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff throughout the state of Michigan on Monday, October 17 to honor the service of Private First-Class Soldier Lowell Smith. The flag lowering will…

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Governor Whitmer Highlights Michigan’s Finance, Professional Services, Information Industry Job Growth

22,700 more jobs in these three key industries since the governor took office LANSING, MI –?On Oct 14th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted growth in Michigan’s financial and professional services job growth since she took office. …

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Governor Whitmer Highlights New Report Showing Strong Growth in Clean Energy and Transportation Sector, Up to Nearly 120,000 Workers

Clean energy businesses added 6,300 workers in 2021, advanced transportation sector grows 21% ? LANSING, MI – On Oct 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted a new report from Clean Jobs Midwest showing that Michigan’s clean…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to the Bench

LANSING, MI — On Oct 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointments of Nicole N. Goodson to the 3rd Circuit Court of Wayne County and Michael J. McClory to the Wayne County Probate Court. “I am honored to…

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Governor Whitmer Declares State of Emergency for Menominee County Due to Large-Scale Industrial Fire

LANSING, MI – On Oct 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Menominee County to assist with the emergency response to a large-scale industrial fire that began at a paper plant and neighboring warehouse in Menominee…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Another Three Infrastructure Projects Completed as the State Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges at a Record Pace

LANSING, Mich. -- On Oct 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the completion of three infrastructure projects in Gogebic, Livingston, and Luce counties as the administration continues to fix roads and bridges at a record pace across the state.…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Michigan Achievement Scholarship Bill to Lower Cost of College, Celebrates One Year Anniversary of MI New Economy

Michigan Achievement Scholarships lower cost of higher education for vast majority of high school graduates, governor highlights progress on her economic vision SOUTHFIELD, MI – On Oct 11th, at Lawrence Technological University, Governor…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Tours I-496 Rebuilding Michigan Project in Ingham County

Whitmer-Gilchrist administration is making record investments to fix 16,000 lane miles of road, 1,200 bridges Lansing, MI. – On Oct 11th, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II joined Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, State Representative Kara…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist and Protect Our Care Highlight Health Care Savings for Michiganders Under Inflation Reduction Act

Joined Lansing physician, Delta Township Senior at ‘Lower Costs, Better Care’ bus tour stop in Lansing Lansing, MI — On Oct afternoon, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist joined Protect Our Care, Lansing family physician Dr. Farhan…

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Governor Whitmer Highlights Michigan’s Trade, Transportation, Utility, Mining, and Logging Job Growth

8,900 more jobs in these key industries since governor took office Lansing, MI –?On Oct 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted growth in Michigan’s trade, transport, utility, mining, and logging industries since she took office. …

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Governor Whitmer, MDHHS Seek Approval to Expand Access to Free Family Planning Services to 25,000 Michiganders, Saving Women Up to $2,000 Annually

Plan First! authorization would build upon commitment to provide critically important coverage to women and families LANSING, MI – On Oct 10th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)…

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Governor Whitmer Highlights Michigan’s Construction Job Growth, Manufacturing Workforce Recovery

5,700 more construction jobs since the governor took office, 99% of manufacturing jobs lost in first two months of pandemic have been recovered, with thousands more on the way LANSING, Mich. – On Oct 11th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 30 Officers Graduate from TEAM School Liaison Program to Make Schools and Communities Safer

LANSING, MI -- On Oct 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan students will soon benefit from the addition of 30 police officers recently trained in the Teaching, Educating, and Mentoring (TEAM) School Liaison Program. …

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills to Protect Foster Kids, Bolster Election Access, Other Legislation

LANSING, Mich. – On Oct 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed several bipartisan bills to increase protections for foster youth and remove barriers for families interested in adopting or fostering a child. She also signed legislation to expand…

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Governor Whitmer’s MI Healthy Climate Plan Saves Taxpayers $53 Million, Lowers State Building Energy Consumption by 59%

Efficiency upgrades by DTMB lower energy costs by $53 million, build on statewide efforts to become carbon-neutral by 2050 Lansing, MI – On Oct 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Technology, Management…

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Governor Whitmer Delivers Grants to Strengthen Michigan’s Child Care Providers

Nearly 5,200 child care providers receiving $253 million in grants to keep child care facilities open and serving Michigan families LANSING, MI -- On Oct 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer continued her commitment to expand access to quality,…

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Governor Whitmer Has Announced 30,000+ Auto Jobs Since Taking Office

Michigan’s legendary auto industry continues strong growth as state supports critical supply chains of electric vehicles, batteries, and chips LANSING, MI –?On Oct 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted Michigan’s strong…

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Governor Whitmer Officially Reopens I-69 After Undertaking Historic Repairs

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, MI. -- On Oct 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Congressman Dan Kildee, Senator Minority Leader Jim Ananich, and Flint…

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Governor Whitmer Announces New Battery Component Manufacturing Facility in Big Rapids, Creating 2,350 Jobs and an Investment of More than $2.3 Billion

LANSING, MI – As part of a series of electric vehicle battery investments made on Oct 5th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in announcing Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) support for a…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 145 New Jobs and Critical Infrastructure Upgrades to Support Agricultural Industry, Economic Growth in Ottawa and Muskegon Counties

LANSING, MI – On Oct 5th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) support for a critical infrastructure project spanning Ottawa and Muskegon counties that will help to…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 2,000 New Jobs, Investment of $1.6 billion as Michigan-Based Our Next Energy Builds Battery Manufacturing Campus in Wayne County

Lansing, MI – On Oct 5th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in announcing Michigan Strategic Fund support for a transformational investment by Our Next Energy, a home-grown Michigan company that has…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $4.1 Billion in Investments Creating 4,600 Jobs Building Batteries, Bringing Supply Chain Home, Growing Agriculture Economy

Bipartisan economic development efforts help state secure transformational projects in Big Rapids and Van Buren Township, boost agriculture economy in Ottawa and Muskegon counties LANSING, MI – Oct 5th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Joins EV Charger Operator FLO to Launch U.S. Manufacturing Facility Creating 133 Jobs in Oakland County

Lansing, MI – On Oct 4th, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist joined Louis Tremblay, the chief executive officer of FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle charging network operator and smart charging solutions provider, to cut the ribbon at…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Economic Development Bill to Strengthen Economy, Create Good-Paying Jobs

Substantial investment in site development, SOAR fund will help state attract job-creating investments, build on leadership in mobility, electrification, semiconductors LANSING, MI – On Oct 4th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed SB 844, a…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Governor reminds Michiganders of resources, especially amid ongoing attempts to pass bans on abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest?? LANSING, MI — On Oct 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed October as Domestic Violence…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects Starting This Week in Berrien, Isabella, and Macomb Counties

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI --?On Oct 3rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that multiple infrastructure projects are slated to begin this week.…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Aimed at Lowering Costs, Manufacturing Insulin in Michigan

Executive directive tasks departments to determine how generic, state-manufactured insulin can be delivered at lower cost to Michiganders LANSING, MI – On Oct 3rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive to determine how the…

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Governor Whitmer Applauds Resources Sent from Michigan to Florida for Hurricane Recovery Efforts, Readies Michigan National Guard to Support

Utilities, NGOs sending additional relief to Florida, surrounding states, Whitmer prepared to send Michigan National Guard, others as requested Lansing, MI. – On Sep 30th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer applauded resources sent from Michigan to…

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Governor Whitmer Releases Statement on Passing of Eugene Driker

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement on the passing of Eugene Driker: “Eugene was a preeminent attorney, a lifelong and untiring advocate for his home city of Detroit, and a friend. He served with…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Another Four Infrastructure Projects Completed as the State Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges at a Record Pace

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest infrastructure investment in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI – On Sp 30th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the completion of four infrastructure projects in Alger, Baraga, Montcalm, and…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $21.55 Million Blight Elimination Grant Program to Revitalize Communities, Grow Economy

Lansing, MI – On Sep 30th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced $21.55 million in funding for a competitive grant program to address vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties across Michigan that will be administered by the State Land Bank…

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Governor Whitmer on Passage of Bipartisan Investments in Economic Development, Scholarships, Public Safety

Bipartisan deal will unleash Michigan’s economic potential by attracting transformational, job-creating investments to every region of the state and empowering young people pursuing higher education Lansing, MI –?Governor Gretchen…

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Governor Whitmer Expands Opioids Task Force Membership to Bring in Local Perspective, Secure More Resources for Michiganders

Local governments will have enhanced role, task force given authority to direct money won in settlements and bankruptcies Lansing, MI – On Sep 29th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order adjusting the membership of the Opioid…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Tax-Free Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Michiganders do not have to pay state or federal taxes on federal loan forgiveness; approximately 1.4 million Michiganders have student loans Lansing, MI – On Sep 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that student loan relief would not…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Regional Child Care Planning Grants to Help Expand Access to Affordable Child Care

Lansing, MI – On Sep 28th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that applications are now open for Regional Child Care Planning Grants from the Early Childhood Investment Corporation’s (ECIC) Child Care Innovation Fund. Regional…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills Increasing Road Patrol Funding by 50% to Put More Officers on the Road, Keep Communities Safe

Building on public safety investments in budget, package of bills will increase funding to local departments, help them hire officers, investigate accidents, provide emergency assistance LANSING, MI – On Sep 27th, Governor…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Investments to Retain 1,100 Jobs in Saginaw, Build 161 Affordable Housing Units in Detroit, Back Entrepreneurs Across Michigan

Lansing, MI – On Sep 27th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in announcing Michigan Strategic Fund support for a business growth project by Nexteer Automotive in Buena Vista Township and a community…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims September 25 as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

LANSING, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed September 25, 2022 as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day to honor and recognize the sacrifice that all Gold Star mothers and families make when a father, mother, brother, sister,…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects Starting This Week in Calhoun, Eaton, St. Joseph, and Wayne Counties

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI --?On Sep 26th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is slated to…

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Governor Whitmer, Rep. Upton Celebrate Completion of US-31 Project

Connecting US-31 to I-94 will save drivers time, keep them safer on the road, and lower costs Benton Harbor, MI. –?On Sep 26th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Representative Fred Upton celebrated the completion of the US-31 project in…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist, State Leaders, Community Bankers of Michigan Award Scholarships to Students of Michigan Military Families

LANSING, MI -- Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II joined the Community Bankers of Michigan (CBM), Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), and Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) to highlight Michigan students from military families…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Fallen Detroit Firefighter Shayne Raxter

Lansing, MI –?Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and across all public buildings and grounds to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, September 23 to honor and remember Detroit…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist and MDARD Director Gary McDowell Highlight $44 Million Investment in Michigan Infrastructure

Milk River Intercounty Drainage District will serve Macomb and Wayne County communities with drainage and flood protection ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI – On Sep 22nd, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to the Bench

Lansing, MI. — On Sep 22nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointments of Tara S. Hovey to the 55th Circuit Court of Clare and Gladwin Counties and Christina V. Kennedy to the 36th District Court of the City of Detroit. …

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Governor Whitmer Makes Major Investment in Veteran Suicide Prevention

Lansing, MI – On Sep 21st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a $1.2 million investment in veteran suicide prevention programs, improving the health and well-being of Michigan’s more than 550,000 military veterans and their families.…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Expansion of Access to Birth Control, Pharmacists Can Partner with Doctors to Directly Prescribe Hormonal Birth Control

Birth control will be more accessible, make it so women can go directly to pharmacy for contraception Lansing, MI — On Sep 19th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that pharmacists in the State of Michigan are eligible to prescribe…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Former State Representative Sharon Gire

Lansing, MI –?Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, September 21 to honor and remember former state Representative Sharon Gire. The flag…

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Goveror Whitmer Announces 100 Winners of MET $1.5 Million Giveaway

100 Michigan children to benefit from $15,000 each in prepaid tuition LANSING, Mich. — On Sep 20th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced 100 winners of the Michigan Education Trust’s (MET) 35-year anniversary $1.5 Million Giveaway…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 130 New Jobs as RV and Boat Furnishings Manufacturer Tecnoform Selects West Michigan for North American Headquarters

LANSING, Mich. – On Sep 20th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that Tecnoform, an Italian manufacturer of high-end furnishings and fixtures for luxury recreational vehicles and…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects in Allegan, Calhoun, and Ottawa 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 Sep 19th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will kick…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Members of First-Ever 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 Sep 19th,?Governor?Gretchen Whitmer?announced the members…

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Governor Whitmer Appoints Acting Executive Director to Cannabis Regulatory Agency

Brian Hanna brings background in Michigan’s cannabis industry; state will conduct nationwide search to select a permanent executive director Lansing, MI — On Sep 15th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Brian…

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Governor Whitmer Proclaims September 16 POW/MIA Recognition Day

Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has recognized September 16, 2022, as POW/MIA Recognition Day to remember and honor the returned U.S. Prisoners of War (POWs) and all Americans still captured, unaccounted for, or missing in action…

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Governor Whitmer Calls on Secretary Raimondo to Bring Investments from CHIPS and Science Act to Michigan

Letter to Secretary Raimondo touts state’s strong manufacturing base and skilled workforce, prepares Michigan to compete for investments bringing semiconductor supply chain from China to Michigan LANSING, MI — On Sep 16th, Governor…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Monthly Jobs Report

Unemployment decreases to 4.1%, lowest since March 2020 Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the release of the latest economic numbers showing Michigan’s unemployment fell to 4.1% in August,…

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Governor Whitmer Unveils Future Mobility Plan to Ensure Michigan Remains Global Leader in Future Mobility

MI Future Mobility Plan coordinates efforts across multiple state departments and agencies to address challenges and support growth in mobility and electrification industry Lansing, MI. – On Sep 15th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Governor Whitmer, Sec. Buttigieg, Local Leaders Celebrate Michigan Winning Funding for Historic I-375 Project

$105 million grant will support local businesses and create good-paying jobs in Detroit, reconnect communities split apart by highway construction nearly 60 years ago LANSING, MI – On Sep 15th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, U.S. Secretary…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Highest Percentage of Insured Americans in History

Michigan will receive $4 million to hire health insurance navigators to boost state’s insured rates further LANSING, MI -- On Sep 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director…

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Governor Whitmer Launches New Program to Help Entrepreneurs Open New Child Care Programs, Increase Availability of Affordable Care for Parents

"Our Strong Start” will help the state reach its goals of opening 1,000 new child care programs by the end of 2024 through the governor’s Caring for MI Future?program Lansing, MI — On Sep 13th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Photos: Lt. Governor Gilchrist Visits Battery Show North America, Showcasing Michigan’s Battery, Electric Vehicle Technology Strengths on National Stage

NOVI, Mich. — Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II visited The Battery Show North America at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi on Sep 13th, meeting with key industry leaders, engineers and innovators driving the future of the battery and…

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

Lansing, MI. – On Sep 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 September to help lower the cost of…

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Photos: Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist Highlights $32 million Investment to Build New Oakland County Water System, Saving Residents Money

Clinton River Water Resources Recovery Facility becomes second facility in the country to use innovative technology to remove contaminants and protect drinking water Pontiac, MI – Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist on Sep 12th, toured the…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Chief Justice McCormack Retiring from the Bench

LANSING, MI – Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack announced her retirement from the bench. “Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack is a phenomenal public…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Plan with Holtec to Reopen Palisades Plant, Protect 600 Jobs, Shore up Clean, Reliable Energy Production in Michigan

Governor sends letter to Department of Energy voicing support for Holtec International’s application for federal funding to save plant in southwest Michigan LANSING, MI. — On Sep 9th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to the…

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Governor Whitmer to Proclaim September 11 as Patriot Day

The governor directs U.S. and Michigan flags to remain lowered to honor the lives lost Lansing, MI — On Sep 11th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has recognized September 11, 2022, as Patriot Day to remember and honor the heroes who lost their…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Project in Marquette County Starting This Week

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI. --On Sep 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is slated…

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Gov. Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Utilizing the Inflation Reduction Act to Create Jobs, Strengthen Michigan’s Economic Competitiveness

Directive will harness recently signed Inflation Reduction Act to build on Michigan’s mobility and energy leadership, boost Michigan’s competitive edge, create and protect hundreds of thousands of good-paying manufacturing jobs…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Michigan Court of Claims Ruling on Abortion

Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after the Michigan Court of Claims ruled that Michigan’s extreme 1931 law banning abortions without exceptions for rape or incest and criminalizing nurses and…

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Governor Whitmer Establishes Statewide Housing Partnership to Lower Housing Costs for Families, Announces $83.8 Million for Affordable Housing

New advisory body tasked with implementing Michigan’s Statewide Housing Plan to build more affordable housing, lower costs, and address economic, racial, and geographic inequities Lansing, MI. — On Sep 7th, Governor Gretchen…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 3 Major Bridge Projects in Berrien, Clinton and Ingham Counties Completed 2 Months Ahead of Schedule

LANSING, MI - On Sep 8th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the reopening of three bridges in Berrien, Clinton, and Ingham Counties after construction crews completed necessary repairs and replacement. The bridges include Linn Road bridge in…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Utilizing the Inflation Reduction Act to Lower the Cost of Doing Business, Make Michigan More Competitive

New law will cut down energy and supply chain costs, help Michigan continue improving permitting processes Lansing, MI – On Sep 8th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive, the third of three, to ensure Michigan takes…

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Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Queen Elizabeth II 

LANSING, Mich. – On Sep 8th, 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 across all public buildings and grounds to be lowered…

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Gov. Whitmer: Critical local infrastructure investment enables Hemlock Semiconductor growth, strengthens Michigan's leadership position in the semiconductor supply chain

Local infrastructure upgrades will enable investments to serve increasing demand in the semiconductor industry on the heels of Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Directive supporting CHIPS+ Act funding Investment ensures long-term commitment to…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Wins $375 Million Investment and 170 Jobs from Hemlock Semiconductor

Michigan secures another major investment to bolster semiconductor industry, bringing supply chain from China to Michigan and positioning state to compete for future investments Lansing, MI – On Sep 7th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Utilizing the Inflation Reduction Act to Create Jobs, Strengthen Michigan’s Economic Competitiveness

Directive will harness recently signed Inflation Reduction Act to build on Michigan’s mobility and energy leadership, boost Michigan’s competitive edge, create and protect hundreds of thousands of good-paying manufacturing jobs …

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Projects in Berrien, Calhoun, and St. Joseph Counties Starting This Week

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI --?Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced that three road projects are…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Utilizing the Inflation Reduction Act to Lower Costs for Michigan Families

Directive will harness recently signed Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs, health care, and energy for Michiganders Lansing, MI – On Sep 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive to lower…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $2M Investment to Support Tourism Industry in Sault Ste. Marie

Lansing, MI – On Sep 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Sault Ste. Marie Convention & Visitors Bureau has been awarded $2 million to boost tourism by enhancing the Sault Ste. Marie International 500 Raceway as part of the U.S.…

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Governor Whitmer Announces New Investment to Support 50 Jobs in Tourism Industry in Manistee

Lansing, MI. – On Sep 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the city of Manistee has been awarded $850,000 to boost tourism by upgrading the city’s downtown riverwalk along the Manistee River as part of the U.S. Department of…

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Gov. Whitmer Establishes Statewide Housing Partnership to Lower Housing Costs for Families, Announces $83.8 Million for Affordable Housing

New advisory body tasked with implementing Michigan’s Statewide Housing Plan to build more affordable housing, lower costs, and address economic, racial, and geographic inequities LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Whitmer Statement on Michigan Court of Claims Ruling on Abortion

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after the Michigan Court of Claims ruled that Michigan’s extreme 1931 law banning abortions without exceptions for rape or incest and criminalizing nurses and…

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

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced that three road projects are…

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Governor Whitmer and SK Siltron Bring Semiconductor Supply Chain to Michigan with New Bay City Facility

$300 million investment secured by Governor Whitmer will ensure future of semiconductors is made in Michigan, strengthen high-tech manufacturing, and reduce shortages and delays of critical products BAY CITY, Mich. – Governor Gretchen…

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Governor Whitmer Launches Operation to Crack Down on Gun Crime

First week of action led to 37 arrests and recovered 25 illegal guns as well as drugs and ammunition. Program builds on Whitmer’s record investments in local governments to hire & support police officers. Lansing, MI – On Sep…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 185 Good-Paying Snack Manufacturing Jobs Coming to West Michigan

European snack maker SnackCraft establishes American headquarters in Michigan, building on state’s economic momentum Lansing, MI – On Sep 1st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)…

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Governor Whitmer and Regional Detroit Coalition Celebrate $52.2 Million Grant Bringing More Auto Investment and Jobs to Southeast Michigan

Michigan wins competitive federal grant funding six projects to drive advanced mobility innovation Lansing, MI – On Sep 2nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP), and a regional coalition of partners announced…

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Governor Whitmer Secures $50 Million for Mid-Michigan Road and Bridge Repairs Following Damage Caused by Historic Flooding and Dam Failure

Lansing, MI – On Aug 31st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded $50 million to reimburse Michigan for emergency road and bridge repairs made in 2020 after dam failures and flooding in…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Orange Barrels Will Be Moved and Lanes Reopened to Ease Labor Day Weekend Travel

Lansing, MI - This Labor Day weekend, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is moving orange barrels to the side of the road and removing lane restrictions on 96 road and bridge projects statewide to…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Highlights $55 Million Expansion of Michigan Reconnect Program to Provide Tuition-Free Higher Education and Skills Training

FLINT, Mich. – On Aug 31st, during an event at Mott Community College, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist touted the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2023 budget’s inclusion of $55 million to fully fund the Michigan Reconnect program and encouraged…

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Governor Whitmer Calls on Big Tech to Protect Data and Privacy

Governor’s letter requests immediate action to protect privacy as efforts are underway to use personal data to target women seeking health care, prosecute nurses and doctors Lansing, MI. — On Aug 31st, Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

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Governor Whitmer Announces New Investment in Outdoor Recreation, Supporting 65 Jobs and Tourism Industry in Northwest Michigan

$1.4 million grant will improve outdoor experiences on and around the Betsie Valley Trail Lansing, MI – On Aug 30th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments has been awarded $1.4 million to boost…

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Following Governor Whitmer Executive Directive, State of Michigan Expands Access to Birth Control

In the last year, nearly 600 requests for birth control were denied, governor’s May executive directive ensures Michiganders have access to medication they need Lansing, MI — On Aug 29th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer applauded the…

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Governor Whitmer Hosts Back-to-School Tour with Local Students, Parents, and Educators in Rockford

Second tour stop discussion centers on classroom investments, on-campus mental health resources, teacher recruitment Rockford, MI — On Aug 26th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer made the second stop of her Back-to-School Tour, sitting down with…

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Gov. Whitmer Takes Action to Protect Michigan’s Gas Supply Following BP Oil Refinery Fire in Indiana

Executive order will help address supply challenges following BP fire Lansing, MI – On Aug 27th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer took action after a fire caused BP’s Whiting, Indiana oil refinery to temporarily go offline. The governor is…

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Governor Whitmer Makes Appointment to the Bench

LANSING, Mich. — On Aug 25th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Bradley L. Cobb to the 3rd Circuit Court of Wayne County. “I am proud to appoint Bradley Cobb to the bench in Wayne County,” said Governor…

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Governor Whitmer Highlights How Student Debt Forgiveness Can Help You

Approximately 1.4 million Michiganders eligible for relief, all borrowers have deferred payments until December 31, monthly payments could be cut in half Lansing, MI — On Aug 26th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted how Michiganders…

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Governor Whitmer Kicks Off Back-to-School Tour with Students, Parents, and Educators in Novi

Discussion centers on classroom investments, on-campus mental health resources, teacher recruitment NOVI, MI — On Aug 24th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer kicked off her Back-to-School Tour, sitting down with students, parents, and teachers…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Impact of Student Debt Forgiveness on 1.4 Million Michiganders

Around 700,000 people will have their debt halved or forgiven entirely, keeping more money in their pockets, helping them pay the bills and invest in their future LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the impact of the…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Van Buren County Road Project Completed as the State Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges at a Record Pace

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest infrastructure investment in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI – On Aug 25th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced the completion of the…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Guilty Verdict in Kidnapping Trial

Lansing, MI. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after a guilty verdict was reached in the kidnapping trial. “I want to thank the prosecutors and law enforcement officers for their hard work and my…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Statement on Guilty Verdict in Kidnapping Trial

LANSING, Mich. — Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist issued the following statement after a guilty verdict was reached in the kidnapping trial. “It has been the honor of my life to serve alongside Governor Gretchen Whitmer as…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Business and Community Investments that Will Create and Retain 672 Jobs

- Dana Thermal Products establishing new operations in Auburn Hills, creating 200 high-wage jobs - Neogen constructing new facility in downtown Lansing, investing $71.5 million - Community revitalization project in Detroit will bring…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $2.9 Million Investment to Support 500 Jobs in the Food Processing Industry in Hart, Michigan

Lansing, MI – On Aug 23rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the City of Hart has been awarded $2.9 million to upgrade local water infrastructure to expand capacity around the region’s food processing industry as part of a U.S.…

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

Lansing, MI – On Aug 24th,?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 August to help lower the cost of…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Federal Grant to Upgrade Intercity Passenger Rail

LANSING, Mich. – On Aug 19th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced a grant award of $1.6 million to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Project in Huron County Starting This Week

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history LANSING, MI -- ?Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced that a M-25…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Announces Expanded Collaboration with Electric Vehicle Charging Company Volta

Partnership between Michigan, Volta Charging, Kroger and DTE Energy will strengthen electric vehicle ecosystems across the state DETROIT, Mich. – Today, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II announced that Volta Charging, an electric…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 74 New Jobs Coming to Detroit as National Garment Nonprofit ISAIC Expands

ISAIC has partnered with Carhartt to grow the industrial sewing trades in Michigan as well as innovate for advanced manufacturing in the sewn goods industry. LANSING, Mich. – On Aug 22nd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Continues Budget Tour in the Upper Peninsula

Lansing, MI. – On Aug 18th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer continued her visit to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to highlight her fourth balanced, bipartisan budget that does not raise taxes by a dime, pays down billions in debt, and delivers on…

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Governor Whitmer Directs Health Insurance Companies to Help Lower Health Insurance Costs for Michiganders Under Inflation Reduction Act

Lansing, MI – On Aug 18th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter directing the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) to require Michigan health insurance companies to reduce their previously filed health insurance…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Four Rebuilding Our Bridges Projects Completed as the State Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges at a Record Pace

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest infrastructure investment in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI – On Aug 19th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the completion of four bridge projects as the administration continues to…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Winning a Preliminary Injunction Against Extreme 1931 Law Banning Abortion, Criminalizing Nurses and Doctors

Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after Oakland County Circuit Judge Jacob Cunningham entered a preliminary injunction against enforcement of Michigan’s extreme 1931 abortion law, which bans abortion…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $2.8 Million in Grants for Workforce Training to Get Michiganders Back to Work in Good-Paying Jobs

LANSING, Mich. -- On Aug 19th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce Michigan Strategic Fund approval of more than $2.8 million in Training Center Equipment Grants to 74 training providers…

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Governor Whitmer Supports Michigan’s Food and Agriculture Sector by Doubling Funding to Create Jobs and Grow Economy

New round of state grant funds are expected to help quadruple the number of jobs created from last year and result in $154 million total investment for fiscal year 2022 LANSING, Mich. — On Aug 17th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan…

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Governor Whitmer Statement on Monthly Jobs Report

Unemployment decreases to 4.2%, 26,000 jobs added Lansing, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the release of the latest economic numbers showing Michigan’s economy added 26,000 jobs and unemployment…

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Governor Whitmer Approves State Emergency Funding for Mecosta County to Cover Flood Response Efforts

LANSING, MI. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer approved $750,000 in assistance for Mecosta County and the City of Big Rapids following a severe thunderstorm and flooding in May. The funds were made available through the Disaster and Emergency…

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Governor Whitmer Proposes Suspending Sales Tax on School Supplies

Proposal is part of the MI Back to School Plan to lower costs for families, building on historic education budget with the highest state per-student funding in Michigan history to invest in every classroom Lansing, MI – On Aug 16th,…

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Governor Whitmer Announces $1.6 Million Investment in Downriver Small Businesses to Grow Regional Economy

Part of the Department of Commerce’s $300 million coal communities commitment LANSING, Mich. – On Aug 16th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $1.6 million grant to…

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Governor Whitmer Continues to Fix the Damn Roads with Project in Calhoun County Starting This Week

In 2022, Governor Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history Lansing, MI --?On Aug 15th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced that the…

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Governor Whitmer Discusses In-Person Learning, Historic Education Budget, and Upcoming School Year with Superintendents

Lansing, MI – On Aug 15th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke to more than 50 Michigan superintendents representing every region of the state and stressed the importance of in-person learning. She also highlighted the recent bipartisan education…

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Governor Whitmer Announces an Estimated 148,000 Michiganders May Qualify to Have Student Loans Forgiven Under Federal Program

Over 6,000 Michiganders have saved $358 million through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program Lansing, MI -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer is encouraging Michiganders working in public service to review the Public Service Loan Forgiveness…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates OK2SAY Program that Helps Keep Schools Safe

Annual report shows Michigan State Police logged over 6,200 tips from OK2SAY in 2021 Lansing, MI – On Aug 11th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer reviewed the annual report from OK2SAY, a school safety program run by the Michigan State Police…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 18 New Jobs as State Supports Community Revitalization Project in East Jefferson Neighborhood of Detroit

Lansing, MI – On Aug 11th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce a community revitalization project that will bring new retail space, economic growth, and increased vibrancy to the…

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist II Highlights $55 Million Expansion of Michigan Reconnect Program to Help More Michiganders Get Postsecondary Degrees

Partners spotlight $6 million in new grants for Michigan Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners students Lansing, MI. — On Aug 11th, during an event at Grand Rapids Community College, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II touted the bipartisan…

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Governor Whitmer Declares State of Emergency for Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair Counties After Water Main Break

Michigan will use every available tool and resource to protect families, ensure access to drinking water LANSING, Mich. – On Aug 14th, morning, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and St.…

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Governor Whitmer Reminds Parents There is Still Time to Enroll Four-Year-Old Kids in Free Preschool Program

Lansing, MI. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Education are encouraging parents of four-year-old children across Michigan to contact their local school districts or visit www.GreatStarttoQuality.org to explore about…

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Governor Whitmer Celebrates Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

Legislation lowers the cost of prescription drugs and health care, boosts manufacturing and energy jobs, and reduces the deficit LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the U.S. House of…

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Governor Whitmer Announces Third Round of Child Care Grants to Expand Options and Lower Costs for Working Families

Licensed child care programs are eligible for Child Care Stabilization Grants to fund quality, affordable care, lower costs, and help parents get back to work Lansing, MI – On Aug 10th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the launch of…

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Governor Whitmer Announces 50 New Jobs as Global Building Products Manufacturer LP Building Solutions Expanding in Dickinson County

LANSING, Mich. – On Aug 10th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that global building products manufacturer LP Building Solutions is expanding its operations in Sagola Township…

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In Light of Continued Efforts to Defend 1931 Abortion Ban, Governor Whitmer Files New Motion to Prevent Its Enforcement

Governor leads nation in protecting women’s reproductive freedom, continues legal efforts to prevent enforcement of extreme 1931 abortion ban, ensure nurses and doctors can do their jobs LANSING, Mich. — On Aug 10th, Governor…

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

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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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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 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 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, 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 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, 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 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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