Items Tagged with 'Gretchen Whitmer'


Street Talk: Save the planet

Natural immersion.

September 20, 2019
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is upping the ante when it comes to sustainability. Read More

Gov. Whitmer promises she won’t be deterred

In Econ Club speech, Whitmer said she is compromising on road funding plan — for now — to avoid a government shutdown.

September 13, 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stopped in town Sept. 9 to speak to the Economic Club of Grand Rapids on her fiscal priorities amid ongoing state budget negotiations. Read More

Whitmer establishes statewide opioids task force

Group will focus on increasing access to medication-assisted treatment, harm reduction.

September 6, 2019
Michigan is creating a task force to combat the opioid epidemic sweeping the state. Read More

Michigan moves to be 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

September 4, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is moving to make Michigan the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes. Read More

Street Talk: Let’s talk business first

Call of duty.

June 14, 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order earlier this month meant to streamline and better coordinate efforts within state government to meet business and labor needs. Read More

Street Talk: Taxes out of thin air

Good sport.

June 7, 2019
Last year, Kent County Treasurer Ken Parrish negotiated with Airbnb to begin collecting the same lodging excise tax that is paid on regular hotel rooms. Read More

Michigan launches industrial hemp pilot program

Farmers, processors and institutions of higher education will be able to grow, cultivate and market for 2019 planting season.

April 26, 2019
The state of Michigan is not waiting on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to experiment on its newest crop. Read More

Street Talk: State’s chemical reaction

Going global.

April 5, 2019
Just a day after the extent of contamination at the Wolverine tannery site became public knowledge on March 25, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced she is re-establishing the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) science advisory board. Read More

Street Talk: Business groups aim higher

Movin’ on.

March 29, 2019
Four major business organizations recently announced support for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s goal of increasing the percentage of Michigan’s workforce with a post-high school degree or high-value certificate to 60 percent by the year 2030. Read More

Gov. Whitmer calls for raising gas tax

March 5, 2019
LANSING — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called today for nearly tripling Michigan's per-gallon gasoline tax — and making the state home to the country's highest fuel taxes — in order to improve aging roads that she warned would only get worse without a major influx of new spending. Read More