Michigan’s Governor Whitmer reacts to kidnap plot verdicts
For the first time, Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke publicly about the verdicts in one of the largest domestic terrorism cases in recent history. The alleged plot to kidnap the governor renewed national concerns about violent extremism and raised questions about the conduct of the FBI.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer pushes tax cuts, education funding in State of the State address
Fresh off a victory with a 7 billion dollar investment from General Motors, Governor Whitmer pitches her plans as she heads into an election year. Because of COVID, Gov. Whitmer did her State of the State remotely. Breaking tradition, Whitmer took her show on the road to Detroit Diesel to give her address.
Governors jointly request federal funding to stop invasive carp from entering Great Lakes
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the bipartisan Council of Great Lakes Governors joined forces to ask federal leaders to include funding for the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in the 2022 Water Resources Reform and Development Act.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reacts to death of Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shared a tearful reaction to the death of friend and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon during a news conference on Friday. On Thursday, Dec. 17, Sheriff Napoleon died after a monthlong battle with a COVID-19 infection. Sharon, Tiffani and his whole family are in my prayers.” Michigan Gov. Gretchen WhitmerRead: Local, state, federal leaders react to death of Wayne County Sheriff Benny NapoleonMore reactions
Trust Index fact check: What Trump said about Michigan governor’s husband, ‘prison’ lockdown
There was quick mention of Michigan during Thursday night’s final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The President once again compared Michigan’s coronavirus pandemic lockdown to a “prison," just as he did in the first presidential debate. “Take a look at what’s happening with your friend in Michigan, where her husband’s the only one allowed to do anything. It’s been like a prison,” Trump said during Thursday night’s round. Read back: Fact-checking Biden-Trump debate claims about economy, MichiganMore fact checks from the final presidential debate:Presidential Town Hall fact checks from the Trust Index:First Presidential debate fact checks from the Trust Index:
Wayne County will continue following mask, social distancing guidance from state
“We know social distancing and properly wearing a face mask are among the most effective ways to control the spread of COVID-19. The new orders will continue these life-saving public health measures. Evans added Wayne County will continue with informational enforcement of the orders as it has done since the pandemic began. Under informational enforcement, public health officials will monitor compliance, working to help businesses and individuals understand and adhere to the public health orders. For more information on facial mask and social distancing guidelines, click here.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer called to testify before US House subcommittee about COVID-19 response
Gretchen Whitmer has been called to testify before a U.S. House subcommittee about her state’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The hearing is titled, “On the Front Lines: How Governors are Battling the COVID-19 Pandemic.”Whitmer is being called to testify about her state’s COVID-19 response efforts. Asa Hutchinson also have been called to testify. Whitmer has been outspoken in her requests for help from the federal government, calling for help with ventilators, personal protection equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 testing kits. She has repeated her belief in the need for “robust testing,” and that federal leaders should help the state achieve it.
Trump tweets Michigan governor should talk with ‘angry’ protesters
President Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to urge Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to speak with “angry” protesters and “make a deal.”“The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. Michigan has been under a stay-at-home order in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic since March 23. The state of emergency first went into effect on March 10 when Michigan first announced confirmed cases of COVID-19. Meanwhile, her stay-at-home order remains in effect through May 15.
WDIV partners with local TV stations to host Governor’s Town Hall - Thursday, 7 p.m.
Local 4′s Devin Scillian, Carolyn Clifford (7 Action News) and Huel Perkins (Fox 2) will host this unprecedented event that affects all of us. For the first time, commercial and public television stations in the Detroit market will partner to produce and broadcast a “Governor’s Town Hall” to provide viewers the opportunity to ask questions of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer during this time of crisis. The Town Hall will be broadcast live, on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 7 to 8 p.m. on channels 4 (WDIV-TV), 2 (WJBK-TV), 7 (WXYZ-TV), 20 (WMYD-TV), 50 (WKBD-TV), 56 (WTVS-TV) and 62 (WWJ-TV). This special will be offered to all broadcast stations in Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters. In addition to watching it live on Local 4, you can also watch it live streamed on ClickOnDetroit.com, and on the WDIV Channel on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon FireTV and most Smart TVs.
Michigan governor signs executive order to impose enhanced restrictions on price gouging
Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-8, which temporarily imposes enhanced restrictions on the excessive pricing of goods, materials, emergency supplies and consumer food items. WATCH LIVE: State leaders address Michigan governor’s ban on public events over 250 people, price gouging amid virus outbreakRELATED: Michigan governor orders restrictions on entry into healthcare and juvenile justice facilities due to coronavirus. Executive Order 2020-8 states that if a business or individual has acquired any product from a retailer, the business or individual must not resell that product in Michigan at a price that is grossly in excess of the purchase price of the product. These enhanced restrictions go into effect on Monday at 9 a.m. and will remain in place until April 13 at 11:59 p.m.“We will continue to take every measure we can to mitigate the spread of coronavirus and protect Michigan families,” said Whitmer. This order will help protect consumers from price gouging.
Michigan poised to legalize sports, online gambling: What to know
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s Legislature will vote Wednesday to legalize sports betting and internet gambling, expanding options for gamblers in a state with three commercial casinos in Detroit and two-dozen tribal casinos elsewhere. Michigan will become the 20th state to authorize sports wagers and the fifth to allow casino-style games to be played online. UPDATE: Whitmer signs bills legalizing sports betting, internet gambling in MichiganA look at the development:WHEN MAY SPORTS BETTING BEGIN? Supporters said gamblers already are betting on sports and gambling online through illegal bookies or non-U.S. websites. Those offering online games like poker will pay a tax of between 20% and 28%, depending on their amount of adjusted gross receipts.
Michigan Senate expected to approve sports betting, online gambling bill
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Senate is expected to approve bills that would legalize sports betting and internet gambling. READ MORE: Michigan Senate panel OKs sports betting, online gamblingUnder the bill, an 8.4% sales tax would be collected, most of which will go toward funding public schools. There are still no details on how long it will be before people can place legal bets. Detroit’s casinos have been preparing for legalization -- MGM built a sports betting area in preparation that has yet to open. If approved this week, the bill will land on Gov.