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Two children with backpacks wearing face masks

May 20, 2021

The governor’s plans face opposition from lawmakers in Lansing.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

April 15, 2021

The governor insists the spike in COVID is due to people not complying with existing rules.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer during an online press conference

January 20, 2021

The new plan, funded almost entirely with federal money, would improve vaccine distribution and help schools go back to in-person classes.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer during a press conference

December 30, 2020

The governor approved bills providing COVID aid to people and businesses, but removed $220M for the state’s unemployment fund.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

December 30, 2020

The governor didn’t issue any new COVID restrictions or announce reopenings on Tuesday, but said the state is on the right track for the latter.

governor gretchen whitmer during a press conference

December 29, 2020

$465M in support for workers and businesses was passed by state lawmakers last week. The governor says she is still reviewing it.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

November 30, 2020

The governor wants $100M in COVID relief from state lawmakers as well as other measures to address the pandemic.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer during a press conference

November 13, 2020

In a press conference, the governor warned that hospitals are filling up and COVID deaths will continue to rise if we don’t change our behavior.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and a sign language interpreter

October 22, 2020

Governor Whitmer called it a “dangerous moment” as new infection rates climb higher than ever before.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

October 9, 2020

The state’s top court struck down the governor’s emergency powers. Now officials wonder what effect that could have on COVID efforts.