Liza Estlund Olson has been at the helm of the troubled agency for nearly a year.
The governor’s proposed budged included $27.6 million in new revenue from 140 fee hikes on Michiganders. But Michigan residents fought back.
A Michigan state senator is drafting legislation that would eliminate a recall loophole the governor has used to exceed the ordinary limit on campaign fundraising.
The House and Senate voted to repeal the law giving the governor unilateral authority to impose emergency measures like public health restrictions.
Some Michigan school districts remained largely remote in the face of evidence that in-person learning is safe.
Rule changes being considered by one state agency would keep many of the pandemic safety measures in place indefinitely – including mask requirements in retail stores, theaters, sports facilities, and more.
The governor urged school districts to go virtual following spring break.
Lawmakers are threatening Whitmer with a subpoena over a secret golden parachute payout and gag order on former health department director Robert Gordon. And at least two similar, secret agreements have already come to light.
All proposed fee hikes are double- or even triple-digit percentage increases.
House lawmakers have passed a bill that would shift the authority to close schools and stop some sporting events to local health departments from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Department of Health and Human Services.