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Nessel Introduces Law Enforcement Reforms

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has introduced seven proposals to reform police procedures in Michigan, following the nationwide outcry over the deaths of black suspects at the hands of law enforcement officers. Nessel says the proposals will serve as a starting point to bring transparency and accountability to investigations of …

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Whitmer Schedules COVID-19 Update

Governor Gretchen Whitmer will hold her next COVID-19 update this morning at 11:00. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun will share the latest about the pandemic. You can watch the presentation here. 

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Whitmer Supports Peaceful George Floyd Protesters

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she supports those who are protesting peacefully following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in that city… Whitmer encouraged citizens to work constructively to bring about greater equality. She hammered President Donald Trump for remarks she said he …

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Michigan Shuts Down

Michigan has become the latest state to adopt a “shelter in place” order because of the growing threat from the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the order at an 11:00 news conference this morning. It will take effect tomorrow morning – Tuesday – at 12:01 am. It is expected …

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Healthy Michigan Work Requirement Struck Down

A federal judge has overturned Michigan’s requirement that some participants in the expanded Medicare program work a certain number of hours a month. The requirement took effect January 1st. It included exemptions for those in poor health, many mothers, and others who were primary caregivers. It applied only to those …

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Poll Shows Biden Leading Sanders in Michigan

In the wake of his victories in the Super Tuesday primaries yesterday, a new poll shows Joe Biden with a significant lead over Bernie Sanders in Michigan. The survey performed by the Glengariff Group for WDIV television and the Detroit News was taken before yesterday’s elections, and before several candidates …

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Peters Suggests Dedicated Federal COVID-19 Website

Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters thinks the federal government should create a centralized website for coronavirus information. That information is now being housed on the Centers for Disease Control website. Peters sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, who is coordinating the federal response, suggesting that “coronavirus.gov” would be …

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State Establishes COVID-19 Task Forces

The State of Michigan is setting up four task forces to address the spreading COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. While no cases have yet been confirmed in Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said the virus has the potential to impact nearly every aspect of our lives. The task forces include: – The COVID-19 …

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