Governor Whitmer Lifting Stay-At-Home Order

Governor Whitmer Lifting Stay-At-Home Order

Governor Gretchen Whitmer will announce today she is lifting her stay-at-home order and greatly reopening much of the state. The state will move to Phase 4 of her restart plan in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and will enable various industries to start reengaging. Highlights of the plan obtained by Gongwer News Service show the […]

Michigan receives $5.3 million in AmeriCorps funding

Michigan receives $5.3 million in AmeriCorps funding

LANSING – The Michigan Community Service Commission today announced that Michigan has received $5.3 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. This funding will support 562 AmeriCorps members in Michigan who will address disaster services, economic opportunity, environmental […]

Governor Whitmer Reopens Auto Dealerships and Retail Businesses, Authorizes Nonessential Medical

Governor Whitmer Reopens Auto Dealerships and Retail Businesses, Authorizes Nonessential Medical

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-96 to reopen retail businesses and auto dealerships by appointment statewide on Tuesday, May 26, as part of her MI Safe Start plan. The governor’s executive order also lifts the requirement that health care providers delay some nonessential medical, dental, and veterinary procedures statewide beginning on Friday, May 29. And the order authorizes small gatherings of 10 people or less starting immediately, as long as participants practice social distancing. “The data shows […]

Whitmer extends stay-home order through May 15; eases some rules

Whitmer extends stay-home order through May 15; eases some rules

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-59, extending her “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through May 15. The new order will require people to wear homemade face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces. It will also lift some restrictions on outdoor activities and allow some workers who perform previously suspended activities to […]

Local students earn 2020 Breaking Traditions Award

Local students earn 2020 Breaking Traditions Award

Tribune News Wire LANSING – Fifty-eight high school and four college students across Michigan, who overcame obstacles and stereotypes to succeed in career and technical education (CTE) programs, have received 2020 Breaking Traditions Awards, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced. Three of those students are from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center. “Building talent […]

Self-Employed, gig workers and others impacted by COVID-19 can apply for assistance on Monday April 13

Self-Employed, gig workers and others impacted by COVID-19 can apply for assistance on Monday April 13

Lansing – Michigan’s self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent contractors and low-wage workers affected by COVID-19 can apply for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) beginning Monday, April 13 at 8 a.m. Under the federal CARES Act, workers on state unemployment have already begun receiving the set $600 federal weekly payment in addition to their state benefit […]

Governor Whitmer Extends, Expands “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to Save Lives

Governor Whitmer Extends, Expands “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to Save Lives

LANSING – Governor Whitmer signed executive order 2020-42 today, extending her prior “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through the end of April. As with the prior order, Executive Order 2020-42 limits gatherings and travel and requires all workers who are not necessary to sustain or protect life to stay home. Executive Order 2020-42 also imposes more stringent limitations on […]

GVSU Football Coach Suspended for Praising Hitler’s Leadership

GVSU Football Coach Suspended for Praising Hitler’s Leadership

A Grand Valley State University football coach was suspended after saying he would have dinner with Adolf Hitler and praised the Nazi dictator’s leadership in an interview with a college newspaper. Morris Berger was hired as Grand Valley State University’s football offense coordinator on January 20. Three days later, he gave an interview to the […]

Baker College of Muskegon President Aaron Maike discusses local impact of governor’s education cuts

Baker College of Muskegon President Aaron Maike discusses local impact of governor’s education cuts

By Victor Skinner Students at Baker College in Muskegon are scrambling to scrounge thousands in extra tuition mid school year after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed two scholarships that were baked into the state budget for decades.  Whitmer eliminated the $2,400 per year Michigan Tuition Grant and reduced Michigan Competitive Scholarship from $2,400 to $1,000 for […]

Marijuana Regulatory Agency Releases Adult-Use Application

Marijuana Regulatory Agency Releases Adult-Use Application

Lansing – The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) released detailed, step-by-step instructions today for the application for adult-use marijuana licenses. The MRA will begin accepting adult-use marijuana applications on November 1, 2019. Prospective licensees can visit Michigan.gov/MRA and click on the Adult-Use Marijuana link to see all of the information available to them to assist in the preparation […]