We've watched Governor Gretchen Whitmer have one set of rules for herself and another for everyone else since the beginning of the pandemic. As soon as Whitmer lifted the order banning motorboats, her husband tried to cut the line and get his boat in the water.
It happened again when Governor Whitmer criticized protests against her countless abuses of power - and then she marched side by side with protesters, ignoring her own social distancing recommendations.Read more
Our state is experiencing an unemployment crisis, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s latest veto isn’t helping.
In Michigan, there aren’t too few jobs. On the contrary, job openings are everywhere, but after a year of lockdown orders, “non-essential” work closures, and big checks from the state to stay home, potential workers just aren’t biting.Read more
Things have changed. In 2018 voters went to the polls and approved a constitutional amendment that puts legislative redistricting in the hands of 13 unelected citizens chosen at random from a pool of partisan and allegedly nonpartisan activist applicants.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer shut down schools and the economy. Multiple times. The only thing more devastating than her previous orders is her hypocritical vetoes hurting students and small businesses while they continue to struggle.Read more
This column originally appeared in The Detroit News.
It started with a promise. Left-wing activists told voters that if they approved a new “independent” citizens redistricting commission, they’d draw legislative maps that let voters choose their politicians instead of letting politicians choose their voters.
Now the very credibility of Michigan’s independent citizens redistricting commission is on the line. Partisan activists have put commissioners in a bind, but it is nowhere near as ugly a quagmire as the one into which they’re asking commissioners to push Michigan.Read more
Governor Gretchen Whitmer is desperately trying to rewrite history. Whitmer went to Newsweek magazine to defend her secret, hypocritical trip to Florida claiming that she hasn’t violated any of her own rules.
Michigan workers have been devastated, and the state’s COVID recovery trails that of every other state in the nation, but none of that apparently will stop President Joe Biden from visiting Michigan on the eve of Independence Day to ‘celebrate’ the state’s miserable pandemic recovery.
Of course, we know what the trip’s really for. He’s coming to town to boost Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s approval ratings.Read more
As a result of Proposal 2 of 2018, Michigan’s redistricting process has undergone a seismic shift. Michigan’s district lines are no longer drawn by the people’s elected representatives in the legislature, but a panel of thirteen randomly selected bureaucrats. “Communities of Interest” serve as the primary guide baked into this Constitutional amendment.
It’s a shame they neglected to define it.Read more
First, Governor Gretchen Whitmer unilaterally shut down the state.
Then she seized total control over who was allowed to work, when, where, and under what conditions. She told Michiganders what they were allowed to buy and when they were allowed to buy it, and she deployed state resources and law enforcement to punish dissenters.Read more
Remember the 30-minute guarantee?
No, not that old Dominos Pizza ad campaign. Much more recently, Jocelyn Benson, then a candidate for Secretary of State, offered voters a 30-minute guarantee of her own.Read more