Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sued Thursday to protect abortion rights, asking a Michigan court to recognize a right to abortion under the state constitution and to overturn a 176-year-old ban in the state that may take effect if the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling is vacated.
The announcement comes as MDHHS signed a settlement agreement Wednesday that ends a lawsuit filed by Catholic Charities West Michigan, a private child welfare agency challenging the department’s non-discrimination policy.
House Bills 4348, 4351 and 4352 are based off recommendations by Gov. Whitmer’s Prescription Drugs Task Force. The Task Force worked with health policy experts, bipartisan members of the legislature, and stakeholders to discuss solutions to lower the costs of prescription medications for Michigan families.
The American Rescue funds will allow Marquette County to address some of its local challenges and priorities such as affordable housing, homelessness, childcare challenges, as well as the opportunity to partner with others to address County wide matters.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Speaker Jason Wentworth issued a joint statement to announce that the 2022 State of the State address will be held in a virtual format and broadcast live throughout the state on Wednesday, Jan. 26.
Schools across Michigan are recruiting 562 mental and physical health professionals, the governor announced this week as experts said the increase is needed after years of understaffing and overburdening schools.
Governor Whitmer says Michigan is in for "a tough four to six weeks." She is confident the state can effectively utilize the resources being sent to them by the federal government to fight the new variant.
On Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed HB 4398, a nearly $1 billion supplemental bill that invests federal funds from the American Rescue Plan to keep children safe and learning in-person, protect seniors in nursing homes, and ensure Michiganders can stay in their homes.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the bipartisan Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve (SOAR) package Monday to support small businesses and fully fund a historic economic development toolkit to make Michigan a national leader in business attraction.
Families of four earning up $49,000 will be eligible for free or low-cost childcare under new criteria, boosting Michigan’s economic momentum by helping parents go back to work knowing that their kids are cared for.