State of Emergency Extended Through Oct. 27

State of Emergency Extended Through Oct. 27

Governor Gretchen Whitmer took further action to save lives and protect the health and safety of Michiganders by extending the State of Emergency until October 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Executive Order 2020-186 will allow the state to continue to mobilize resources and take the reasonable and necessary steps to protect Michiganders and their families. The governor also extended four executive orders […]

Governor Whitmer Reopens Movie Theaters, Strengthens Mask Requirements in Schools

Governor Whitmer Reopens Movie Theaters, Strengthens Mask Requirements in Schools

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders 2020-183, which amends the MI Safe Start order to reopen movie theaters and performance venues and 2020-185, which requires face coverings for students in grades K-5.  “Michigan took some of the most aggressive action against COVID-19 in the country, and as a result, the health of our families and our economy are faring better than our neighbors […]

Governor Whitmer Announces Bold Action to Protect Public Health and Create Clean Energy Jobs by Making Michigan Carbon-Neutral by 2050

Governor Whitmer Announces Bold Action to Protect Public Health and Create Clean Energy Jobs by Making Michigan Carbon-Neutral by 2050

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-182 and Executive Directive 2020-10 to create the MI Healthy Climate Plan. The governor’s comprehensive plan will protect Michiganders’ public health and the environment and help develop new clean energy jobs by putting Michigan on a path towards becoming fully carbon-neutral by 2050. “The science is clear – climate […]

MDHHS Expands Rapid Response Staffing Resources Statewide for Long-Term Care Facilities Facing Staffing Shortages

MDHHS Expands Rapid Response Staffing Resources Statewide for Long-Term Care Facilities Facing Staffing Shortages

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is expanding its Rapid Response Staffing Resources program which offers assistance to long-term care facilities facing staffing shortages due to COVID-19 across the state. “Since this program launched in July, surge staffing has been in high demand due to staff testing positive during regular COVID-19 testing […]

$4.7 million in additional loans made to 71 businesses through MEDC

$4.7 million in additional loans made to 71 businesses through MEDC

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today it has awarded an additional $4.7 million in low-interest loans to 71 small businesses in 15 counties across Michigan through the Michigan Small Business Relief Program. Today’s support builds on $4.35 million in loans awarded to 74 businesses through the program in June. To date, a total of 2,879 small businesses […]

Governor Whitmer Signs Order Reopening Gyms and Pools, Permitting Organized Sports With Strict Safety Measures

Governor Whitmer Signs Order Reopening Gyms and Pools, Permitting Organized Sports With Strict Safety Measures

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176 reopening Michigan’s gyms and pools in those regions where they remain closed and allowing for organized sports practices and competitions to resume in those regions where they remain restricted, subject to strict protections meant to limit spread of the virus. Gyms and pools may begin to reopen on Wednesday, September […]

Michigan native named Best Female Fighter in the World

Michigan native named Best Female Fighter in the World

Women’s boxing superstar Claressa Shields has added two more impressive distinctions to her already unparalleled boxing career laurels. 25-year-old “T-Rex” Shields (10-0, 2 KOs), currently the unified WBC and WBO World Female Super Welterweight and WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO Middleweight Champion, has been named #1 in both The Ring and ESPN’s inaugural pound-for-pound women’s […]

Governor Whitmer Amends MI Safe Start Order to Limit Indoor Gatherings, Save Lives

Governor Whitmer Amends MI Safe Start Order to Limit Indoor Gatherings, Save Lives

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020–160 and Executive Order 2020-161, amending Michigan’s Safe Start Order and issuing revised workplace safeguards. Under the Safe Start Order, starting July 31, 2020, statewide indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people and bars will be closed for indoor service across the state, including in Regions 6 and 8. “As we see COVID-19 cases […]

State of Michigan: $300 Million in Grants Available to Help First Responders, Local Governments due to COVID-19 Pandemic

State of Michigan: $300 Million in Grants Available to Help First Responders, Local Governments due to COVID-19 Pandemic

LANSING – State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks today announced two new grant programs that will provide an overall total of $300 million to help first responders receive premium hazard pay and reimburse local governments for payroll costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our first responders and those public employees on the frontlines of the COVID-19 […]

Over 800 Nurses at Mercy Health in Muskegon Unite in SEIU Healthcare Michigan to Have a Stronger Voice

Over 800 Nurses at Mercy Health in Muskegon Unite in SEIU Healthcare Michigan to Have a Stronger Voice

Muskegon – Over 800 registered nurses at Mercy Health in Muskegon will now be represented by SEIU Healthcare Michigan after union election ballots were counted on Tuesday, July 7. The ballot count followed a month-long mail election which began on June 4 and included nurses at both the Hackley and Mercy Campuses. Nurses voted on […]