Tag Archives: Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Governor To Lift Stay-At-Home Order

Michigan Live reports: Michigan’s stay-at-home order will be lifted and bars and restaurants across the state will be allowed to reopen in a limited capacity in the coming days after being shuttered for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce this afternoon. She will also loosen restrictions on gatherings, allowing for up to 100 …

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MI Gov Blasts Trump’s “Ridiculous” Threat To Defund

NBC News reports: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump’s threats to withhold federal funding from her state as “ridiculous,” a “distraction” and “scary.” In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Whitmer was asked about the president’s vow to withhold funding in response to Michigan’s pursuit of mass mail-in voting. She did not spare words. “You can …

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Michigan Gov To Lift Lockdown In Northern Regions

The Detroit News reports: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday the partial reopening of Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Starting Friday, two regions — 6 and 8, which include 17 northern Michigan counties and the entire Upper Peninsula — will be among areas to see relief from some restrictions. The plan would reopen retail businesses and offices in those regions …

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Man Charged For Death Threats Against MI Gov, AG

The Detroit News reports: A 32-year-old Detroit man is facing a felony charge after allegedly making “credible threats to kill” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday. Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Robert Sinclair Tesh with false report of a threat of terrorism, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years …

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Facebook Deletes Calls To Assassinate Michigan Gov

The Detroit Metro Times reports: Dozens of angry Michiganders, fueled by conspiracy theories and disinformation about the coronavirus, are promoting violence and mobilizing armed rallies against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Facebook, in violation of the social media company’s policies. On Sunday, after being contacted by Metro Times, Facebook removed one of the groups, Michigan United for Liberty, and deleted posts …

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GOP US Rep Sues Over Michigan Gov’s Lockdown Order Because He Can’t Seek Treatment For His Osteoarthritis

Courthouse News reports: A Michigan congressman claims in a suit filed Monday that Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home orders overstep the boundaries of executive authority and deprive Michigan residents of a republican form of government. U.S. Representative Paul Mitchell III, a Republican who represents the state’s 10th Congressional District, says in the suit filed in the U.S. District Court for …

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Michigan Gov Extends Lockdown Through May 28th

The New York Times reports: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, a prime political target in partisan clashes over stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus outbreak, signed three executive orders on Thursday night to reinstate a state of emergency during the coronavirus pandemic. Her order came on a day when protesters, some of them armed, gathered at the State Capitol in Lansing …

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Michigan GOP Seeks To Strip Gov Of Lockdown Powers

The Detroit Free Press reports: In the midst of the continuing spread of the coronavirus in Michigan, the Michigan Legislature has scheduled a special session for Friday to create an oversight committee to examine how Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has responded to the crisis as well as consider bills that would strip the governor of some of her powers. The extraordinary …

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Dem Governors To WH: Please Call Off The Protesters

CBS News reports: Facing political pressure to ease stay-at-home restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Democratic governors asked the White House on Monday for help encouraging Americans to adhere to these local guidelines. On the call, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, said her state is using the White House guidelines to implement “what we …

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Michigan Gov +13 Over Trump On COVID Response

The Detroit News reports: Michigan residents favor Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of the coronavirus over that of President Donald Trump, according to a poll done for the Detroit Regional Chamber that was released Monday. A survey of 600 Michiganians found 57% approved of the Democratic governor’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic compared with 37% of respondents who disapproved. By contrast, …

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Cultists Sue Dem Michigan Gov Over Lockdown Order

Reuters reports: Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer faces at least two federal lawsuits challenging her April 9 executive order to combat the coronavirus outbreak, including requirements that residents stay at home and most businesses close. Both lawsuits say Whitmer’s order deprives residents of their constitutional right to associate with other people under the First Amendment and their right to due process. …

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Cultists Block Traffic In MI Capital Over Lockdown

Lansing’s ABC News affiliate reports: Traffic is moving slowly or not at all around the Michigan Capitol in Lansing while protesters block streets to demonstrate against coronavirus restrictions. Dozens of vehicles snarled traffic around the capitol complex to slow down travel for lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as part of Operation Gridlock. The protesters are upset about Whitmer’s extended “Stay …

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Michigan Gov: Feds Told Vendors Not To Ship To Us

Crains Detroit reports: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer suggested Friday that a growing rift with the White House is affecting shipments of medical supplies to Michigan amid exponential growth in confirmed coronavirus cases. “When the federal government told us that we needed to go it ourselves, we started procuring every item we could get our hands on,” Whitmer said Friday on WWJ …

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Michigan Gov Fires Back After Trump’s Attack: I Asked For Help, You Said You Stand With Michigan, Prove It

CNN reports: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer challenged President Donald Trump Thursday night to “prove” he stands with the state after the President criticized her for asking the federal government for more help fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Trump, during an interview with Fox News on Thursday night, repeatedly slammed the Democratic governor for her demands that the federal government provide more …

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Michigan Gov Issues Statewide “Shelter In Place” Order

The Detroit Free Press reports: As cases of COVID-19 soared in Michigan and as deaths mounted statewide as well as across the nation, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced a lockdown or “shelter in place” order for Michigan. The governor’s office was holding a conference call Monday morning with business leaders, who have publicly expressed concern about such an order doing …

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Michigan Gov Endorses Biden Days Ahead Of Primary

Mediaite reports: Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden on Morning Joe Thursday, just days ahead of her state’s March 10 primary. Whitmer said Biden is working to protect health care, and tied the personal story of her mother’s death from brain cancer to the Obama-Biden fight for the Affordable Care Act. “Joe Biden is someone …

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Michigan Governor To Deliver Dem SOTU Response

Michigan Live reports: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be providing the official Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, Congressional leaders announced Friday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praised Whitmer’s work as governor and as a former lawmaker in Michigan in a statement announcing the decision. Pelosi said Whitmer’s work …

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MICHIGAN: Dem Gov Bans Anti-LGBT Discrimination By State Contractors, Order Has No Religious Loopholes

The Associated Press reports: Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed a new directive to prohibit LGBT-based discrimination in state services or by state contractors, replacing a narrower order that her Republican predecessor issued days before he left office. Whitmer’s directive, like one signed by Gov. Rick Snyder in late December, says state contracts, grants and loans must include a …

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MICHIGAN: Dem Gretchen Whitmer Flips Governorship

The Associated Press reports: Fox News has projected Gretchen Whitmer as the next governor of Michigan with 7% of the vote being reported at 9:15 p.m. The Democrat formerly served in the Michigan State Senate, representing District 23 from 2006 to 2015. During the final four years of her time in the state Senate she served as minority leader and …

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