Michigan lawmaker traveling to White House to request clemency for Kwame Kilpatrick
Michigan lawmaker traveling to White House to request clemency for Kwame KilpatrickPublished: February 27, 2020, 12:09 pmA Michigan lawmaker will visit the White House to request clemency for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Michigan State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo will travel to Washington D.C., as a part of a Black History Month event. In an email newsletter, Rep. Gay-Dagnogo says she was invited by President Trump to attend the event and will discuss possible clemency for the former Detroit mayor. She says she will be delivering a letter to President Trump “signed by several Detroit Caucus Members, Elected Officials, and Ecumenical Leaders.”
Gov. Whitmer releases 2021 Michigan budget plan: Here’s what’s included
Whitmer releases 2021 Michigan budget plan: Here’s what’s includedPublished: February 6, 2020, 12:12 pmThe budget recommendation totals $61.9 billion, up 3.9 percent from the current fiscal year 2020 budget. It includes a general fund total of $11 billion (up 5.8 percent) and a school aid fund total of $15.9 billion (up 4.9 percent).
Whitmer: ‘No more waiting’; Michigan to borrow $3.5B for roads
Whitmer: ‘No more waiting’; Michigan to borrow $3.5B for roadsPublished: January 30, 2020, 12:14 pmGov. 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.