Governor Makes Formal Disaster Declaration
She’s asking the state Legislature to approve a 70-day extension of her original March 10th state of emergency.
State Goes After Sellers Of Virus Patch
Two West Michigan based businesses are being threatened by the State Attorney General’s office with a cease and desist order. The two have been offering what they call a “coronavirus defender patch”.
Michigan’s Governor Cannot Indefinitely Maintain Closing Orders
One thing the GOP legislative leaders are reviewing is the underlying state law allowing a Governor to issue an emergency and then take drastic actions without legislative approval.
Governor Requests Emergency SBA Loans For Michigan
After ordering thousands of Michigan businesses to close because of the COVID-19 scare, Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she is working to get loans available to help business owners get through the resulting crunch.
Governor Whitmer Pushes Hard Against Work For Medicaid Law
At stake is the legislature’s decision to require able-bodied residents participating in the program to work 80 hours a month, get job training, or enroll in a formal education program in order to continue to receive the state-sponsored medical care.
Absentee Ballots May Mess Up Michigan’s Vote Counts This Year
Some estimates figure 800 thousand or more absentee ballots may be used in the November election. That’s nearly double the number used in the 2016 general.
MI Natural Resources Commission Appointment Rejected
Only one Republican Senator voted in favor of the appointment of Anna Mitterling to the NRC. Another Republican was absent from the vote. There’s talk at the Capitol that the vote is a response to another of Whitter’s NRC appointments.
Democrat Bloomberg Spends Big Time On Michigan
Bloomberg is paying $7.5 million to pay for a flourish of TV ads across Michigan through tomorrow.
Marijuana Causing Fatal Vehicle Crashes?
The statistics show the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes testing positive for active THC, pot’s primary psychoactive drug, doubled following legalization.
State To Borrow $3.5 Billion For Roads
The Governor claims the borrowing is the only way the state can effectively pay for repairs to the state’s road system.