It was only a few weeks ago that Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered a State of the State speech telling lawmakers (and viewers at home) that ‘I don’t need you.’ She spent her primetime address telling the legislature she’d avoid the hard work of leadership in 2020, ignore consensus building, and simply act by executive order.
So, it felt more than a little ironic barely days later when she sent her budget director to a panel of those same lawmakers to make the case for preferred budget – and to ask them to fund her priorities.
“Instead of reacting along the edges to the governor’s unserious budget - $100,000 to hire a poet, $40 million doled out to cities to solve climate change – the House and Senate have the opportunity to approach the coming months as their chance to fight back for local families and taxpayers.“We should expect House and Senate Republicans to be bold.”
"Gov. Gretchen Whitmer dismissed efforts in the Michigan legislature to limit the state’s authority to issue bonds without legislative approval Wednesday, telling reporters Republicans are “not going to block” her $3.5 billion plan to fund state roadways.”
"You’re breaking the law if you cut the hair of another person in Michigan without the government’s permission, even if it’s for a friend or family member, and even if there’s no charge. An aunt cutting her nephew’s hair? Illegal. A girlfriend giving her boyfriend a trim? Not allowed. And teenage girls giving each other manicures? They’re all committing misdemeanor crimes under Michigan law."
"Federal prosecutors Thursday signaled they are not done investigating corruption within the top ranks of the United Auto Workers after charging former President Gary Jones with embezzling more than $1 million, racketeering and tax evasion."