Senator Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Legislature Adjourns for Summer without Road Fix Deal
The Michigan Legislature adjourned for their summer recess on Thursday without a deal to fund fixing the state's deteriorating roads. According to WNEM, talks broke down over a proposed gradual increase to the state's gasoline tax. The plan would have allowed the 19-cents-a-gallon tax rise…
Michigan Senate Dems Introduce Bill to Protect Military Votes
Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Senate Democrats introduced legislation today that would ensure the votes of state military personnel serving overseas are properly counted. The new bills would allow for deployed servicemembers’ absentee ballots to be counted as long as the…
Whitmer Says Bolger’s Actions are Damaging State’s Credibility
Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer renewed her call on Wednesday for Speaker of the House Jase Bolger to resign his leadership role in the Michigan House of Representatives as newspaper editorials begin to join with the more than 10,000 people who have already signed an online petition callin…
Michigan Reactions to Supreme Court Health Care Ruling
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder:
"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is legislation that misses the point on the most important reforms needed in our health care system. In the meantime, it has been a detriment to the economic recovery of our country by causing massive uncertainty …
Burton Girl One of Three Winners of Michigan 2020 Scholarship
Haley Luxton from Burton was one of three winners announced for the Michigan 2020 scholarship competition. Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer announced the winners on Wednesday after more than 75,000 votes were cast by people across the state to help determine the winner...
Gleason, Other Senate Dems Rip Misguided Budget Priorities
Senate Democrats sharply criticized the general omnibus budget passed by Republicans yesterday for continuing what they say are misplaced priorities that favor politics over progress for the people of Michigan.
State Senator John Gleason of Flushing said "working families, cities and schools…

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