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Whitmer administration says ‘Sixty by 30’ hangs in the balance

LEO director presses for funding Michigan Reconnect, Going PRO Talent Fund.

February 21, 2020
A leader within Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration says he is “hopeful” a pair of adult education and workforce development programs will be funded this quarter by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Read More

Change-Ups: Sutter joins state’s first environmental justice council

February 14, 2020
Alison Waske Sutter, the city of Grand Rapids’ sustainability and performance management officer, was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to serve on the state’s first Michigan Advisory Council for Environmental Justice. Read More

Bills advance to ensure exonerees can sue for compensation

February 11, 2020
LANSING — Michigan lawmakers advanced bills Tuesday to ensure that wrongfully convicted prisoners can sue for compensation after some exonerees' cases were dismissed due to a conflict over how long they had to file a claim. Read More

Whitmer proposes $61.9B budget with boost in school funding

February 6, 2020
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday proposed a $61.9 billion state budget, including what she said would be the biggest increase for Michigan classroom operations in 20 years. Read More

Gov. Whitmer: ‘No more waiting’; state to borrow $3.5B for roads

January 30, 2020
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday that Michigan will borrow $3.5 billion to rebuild the state's deteriorating highways and bridges over five years, calling it a fiscally responsible move after the Republican-led Legislature rejected her proposed fuel tax hike. Read More

Gov. Whitmer signs bill to create statewide mental health hotline

January 28, 2020
| By AP
Michigan will create a statewide mental health hotline under legislation signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Read More

Jail task force urges overhaul of Michigan bail system

January 15, 2020
LANSING — Michigan should reclassify many traffic offenses as civil infractions, release more defendants before trial without requiring them to pay money, consider alternatives to incarceration and take other steps to reduce jail populations that tripled in under 40 years, a task force said Tuesday. Read More

State forecasts modest growth in economy, tax revenue

January 13, 2020
LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and lawmakers received a generally positive economic and revenue forecast Friday but tempered it by warning of budget pressures due to tax cuts, a road-funding deal and other factors. Read More

Gov. Whitmer approves bills to restore vetoed spending

December 26, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday signed spending bills to restore some funding she vetoed and to fund some of her priorities that were not included in the budget she signed months ago. Read More

Gov. Whitmer signs bills to collect taxes on more online sales

December 19, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to ensure that Michigan’s 6% sales and use taxes are collected on more items sold through websites such as Wayfair, Overstock and Amazon. Read More