Hospital Medical Officers: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 80%

Hospital Medical Officers: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 80%

The chief medical officers for 110 of Michigan’s 137 hospitals issued an extraordinary joint statement today warning that the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has surged 80 percent in recent weeks and that dire consequences will result if the trend continues. “This concerning jump puts our entire health care system at risk of another […]

Michigan gun groups sue Benson to open carry at election polling sites

Michigan gun groups sue Benson to open carry at election polling sites

By Jonathan Oosting LANSING — Three gun rights groups sued Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Thursday, demanding the right to openly carry firearms at or near polling places on Election Day. Benson moved to ban the practice last week, declaring that the presence of firearms at voter precincts “may cause disruption, fear or intimidation […]

House plan will provide answers for Michigan families as health crisis continues

House plan will provide answers for Michigan families as health crisis continues

Lansing -State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom joined the Michigan House in approving several bipartisan measures to continue protecting and helping Michigan families during the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic. VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, said the proposals would extend unemployment insurance payments, force UIA and Secretary of State offices to open their doors, and protect nursing home […]

Susan Corbin named Acting Director, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Susan Corbin named Acting Director, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a leadership change at the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Jeff Donofrio, who has led LEO since it was established via executive order in June of 2019, is resigning as department director for a new leadership position in the business community, which  is expected to be announced later today and which he will begin later this year. Susan […]

Governor Whitmer takes action to protect workers, keep workplaces safe from COVID-19

Governor Whitmer takes action to protect workers, keep workplaces safe from COVID-19

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within the Michigan Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is one of the first state OSHA programs to promulgate rules which clarify the safety requirements employers must follow to protect their employees from COVID-19. Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed her concurrence of the need for a comprehensive […]

Supreme Court Denies Gov Request To Delay Emergency Powers Ruling

Supreme Court Denies Gov Request To Delay Emergency Powers Ruling

The Supreme Court today denied Governor Gretchen Whitmer‘s request to delay the effect of its ruling, holding she lacks the unilateral authority to keep Michigan under a state of emergency, and instead said the ruling will take effect upon the entry of an order by a Court of Claims judge. Ms. Whitmer’s request to delay the […]

Militia Group Planned To Kidnap Governor, Try Her For ‘Treason’

Militia Group Planned To Kidnap Governor, Try Her For ‘Treason’

A detailed plot to kidnap the governor from her northern Michigan vacation home was foiled by law enforcement through the use of undercover employees and confidential informants, an unsealed complaint revealed this afternoon. Officials, including Attorney General Dana Nessel and the U.S. attorneys for the Western and Eastern districts, held a news conference to detail the plot […]

Law Enforcement Foils Militia Plot To Kidnap Whitmer

Law Enforcement Foils Militia Plot To Kidnap Whitmer

A gang of militia members violently opposed to Governor Gretchen Whitmer were putting in motion a plot to kidnap her, according to an unsealed criminal complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. An unheard of news conference involving the U.S. attorneys for both the Eastern and Western districts and Michigan Attorney General Dana […]

New Program Helps Low-Income Households That Lack Water Access

New Program Helps Low-Income Households That Lack Water Access

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging low-income households to take advantage of a new program for people who do not have access to water in their homes to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Low-income Michiganders who lack access to water in their homes for washing and disinfecting surfaces, or […]