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Flashpoint 2/17/19: Michigan State of the State address; Tax filers getting nasty surprises - WDIV ClickOnDetroit

February 16, 2019 - 10:28
Flashpoint 2/17/19: Michigan State of the State address; Tax filers getting nasty surprises  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

DETROIT - Here is what to expect on Sunday's episode of Flashpoint: In her first State of the State address, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discussed critical ...

Whitmer’s Next Move Unclear After Senate Overturns Executive Order On DEQ Restructuring - mitechnews.com

February 15, 2019 - 10:53
Whitmer’s Next Move Unclear After Senate Overturns Executive Order On DEQ Restructuring  mitechnews.com

LANSING – By midday Thursday Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer was faced with a challenge not placed before an occupant of the governor's office in ...

After Republican lawmakers killed Gretchen Whitmer's environmental shakeup, what's next? - Bridge Michigan

February 15, 2019 - 07:21
After Republican lawmakers killed Gretchen Whitmer's environmental shakeup, what's next?  Bridge Michigan

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order to restructure environmental regulation — fulfilling campaign promises to act on Michigan's tainted water ...

Michigan Chamber Applauds Senate Passage Of HCR 1 To Disapprove The Governor's Overreaching Executive Order - PRNewswire

February 14, 2019 - 17:11
Michigan Chamber Applauds Senate Passage Of HCR 1 To Disapprove The Governor's Overreaching Executive Order  PRNewswire

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to Senate passage of ...

Michigan Republicans move closer to rejecting Whitmer's environmental overhaul plan - Bridge Michigan

February 14, 2019 - 11:01
Michigan Republicans move closer to rejecting Whitmer's environmental overhaul plan  Bridge Michigan

The Senate Oversight Committee approved a resolution to “disapprove” of changes to Michigan's environmental agency. If the full Senate does the same, the ...

Michigan Republicans kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's environmental overhaul plan - Bridge Michigan

February 14, 2019 - 11:01
Michigan Republicans kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's environmental overhaul plan  Bridge Michigan

The Republican-controlled Legislature killed Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's plan to reorganize Michigan's environmental agency. It's only the second time ...

Operation Action UP annual meeting Thursday | News, Sports, Jobs - Iron Mountain Daily News

February 13, 2019 - 14:21
Operation Action UP annual meeting Thursday | News, Sports, Jobs  Iron Mountain Daily News

MARQUETTE — Operation Action U.P. will have its annual meeting starting at 8 a.m. Eastern time Thursday in the Don H. Bottum University Center Great Lakes ...

Operation Action UP annual meeting Thursday | News, Sports, Jobs - Iron Mountain Daily News

February 13, 2019 - 13:30
Operation Action UP annual meeting Thursday | News, Sports, Jobs  Iron Mountain Daily News

MARQUETTE — Operation Action U.P. will have its annual meeting starting at 8 a.m. Eastern time Thursday in the Don H. Bottum University Center Great Lakes ...

Few love Michigan's DEQ. But are oversight panels worth Whitmer-GOP showdown? - Bridge Michigan

February 13, 2019 - 06:20
Few love Michigan's DEQ. But are oversight panels worth Whitmer-GOP showdown?  Bridge Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is locked in a showdown with Republicans over her plan to kill oversight panels. Both sides agree citizens should have a say in ...

Analysis: Eight ways Gretchen Whitmer vows to improve Michigan - Bridge Michigan

February 12, 2019 - 22:51
Analysis: Eight ways Gretchen Whitmer vows to improve Michigan  Bridge Michigan

LANSING — Failing schools. Crumbling roads. Water unfit to drink. Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer painted a picture of a broken state that must be ...

Gretchen Whitmer: Roads, schools are crises that must be addressed - Detroit Free Press

February 12, 2019 - 19:50
Gretchen Whitmer: Roads, schools are crises that must be addressed  Detroit Free Press

LANSING — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday called on Michiganders to come together to solve two crises she said threaten the state's future ...

New Great Lakes governors: Fast starts, slow transitions and early divisive politics - Great Lakes Now

February 12, 2019 - 13:50
New Great Lakes governors: Fast starts, slow transitions and early divisive politics  Great Lakes Now

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer articulated a big water agenda in her election campaign and wasted no time acting on it when she assumed office.

New Great Lakes governors: Fast starts, slow transitions and early divisive politics - WVIK

February 12, 2019 - 11:00
New Great Lakes governors: Fast starts, slow transitions and early divisive politics  WVIK

Text BlockMichigan's Whitmer hit the ground running; Illinois and Ohio governors cautious on big Great Lakes issues Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Michigan Chamber Announces Job Providers Agenda To Keep Michigan Moving Forward - PRNewswire

February 11, 2019 - 11:33
Michigan Chamber Announces Job Providers Agenda To Keep Michigan Moving Forward  PRNewswire

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the best ways to keep Michigan moving forward is for state lawmakers to focus on policy initiatives that ...

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Commends Attorney General For Inviting Comments On Law Allowing Replacement Of Line 5 With An Underground Tunnel - PRNewswire

February 8, 2019 - 10:19
Michigan Chamber of Commerce Commends Attorney General For Inviting Comments On Law Allowing Replacement Of Line 5 With An Underground Tunnel  PRNewswire

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In a document submitted to the Michigan Attorney General, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce outlined support ...

Whitmer measures launch partisan battle over so-called "polluter panels" - Petoskey News-Review

February 8, 2019 - 07:00
Whitmer measures launch partisan battle over so-called "polluter panels"  Petoskey News-Review

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's actions earlier this week, in which she overhauled a number of existing Michigan environmental oversight agencies, set ...

Former state environmental director surprises with support for Whitmer in DEQ fight - Crain's Detroit Business

February 7, 2019 - 19:33
Former state environmental director surprises with support for Whitmer in DEQ fight  Crain's Detroit Business

Former Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director C. Heidi Grether certainly surprised many environmental and natural resources advocates this ...

Redistricting guru: Michigan's maps are legal, even if process was political - Bridge Michigan

February 7, 2019 - 16:37
Redistricting guru: Michigan's maps are legal, even if process was political  Bridge Michigan

Michigan's gerrymandering trial wraps up with testimony from the architect of the state's political maps. He says he was besieged with requests but kept the ...

Whitmer measures launch partisan battle over so-called "polluter panels" - Petoskey News-Review

February 7, 2019 - 12:17
Whitmer measures launch partisan battle over so-called "polluter panels"  Petoskey News-Review

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's actions earlier this week, in which she overhauled a number of existing Michigan environmental oversight agencies, set ...

GOP-led Michigan House rejects Whitmer’s environmental order - Tacoma News Tribune

February 6, 2019 - 20:10
GOP-led Michigan House rejects Whitmer’s environmental order  Tacoma News Tribune

The Republican-led Michigan House has voted to reject Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's environmental order that would reshape the state environmental agency.