The Republican former Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Monday resigned from his new post as Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit Southwest Michigan First (SWMF) after the organization faced backlash from the LGBT community for hiring him.
“For the betterment of the Kalamazoo community, the businesses that the board of directors represent, the staff at SWMF and for the sake of my conscience, please see the letter of resignation I offered this morning. I remain grateful for having had this incredible opportunity,” Lee Chatfield said on Twitter. Read More
In an attempt to send a message to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), Michigan’s Republican-led Senate is refusing to confirm her new appointees.
“The state Senate rejected 13 of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s appointees Wednesday to ‘send a signal that [Republicans are] displeased with [the] governor’s actions and refusal to listen [or] work with [the] Legislature,'” first reported by Michigan Advance. Read More
A Michigan task force established by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has recommended a number of sweeping changes to the state’s criminal justice system, including lowering probation terms and reclassifying most traffic offenses as civil infractions. Read More
The Michigan Bureau of Elections announced Friday that a group seeking to recall Rep. Larry Inman (R-Grand Traverse County) from office did not submit enough valid signatures, officially ending the months-long effort. Read More
The Michigan Supreme Court allowed a recall effort against Rep. Larry Inman (R-Grand Traverse County) to move forward in a Monday decision, quickly reversing a lower court’s decision. Read More
A federal judge has ordered Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) to testify in the trial of a fellow Republican lawmaker set to begin next week. Read More
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican congressional leaders did not take any action after Thursday’s meeting to address issues around the almost $1 billion left out of Michigan’s final budget. Read More
Michigan Republican leaders told reporters Tuesday budget talks with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are “done” and that they want to move on to other legislative issues, according to MLive. Read More
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer described her plan for a supplemental budget Wednesday with the hopes of working with Republicans to try and restore certain items cut from the budget. Read More
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defended her decision to almost $1 billion from the $59.9 billion budget and moving around $625 million in the budget to different state departments on Tuesday. Read More
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield Tuesday asking them to send a budget proposal before going to the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference this weekend. Read More
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has stalled talks on the proposed 45-cent gas tax in the state’s annual budget as state legislators have till October 1 to reach an agreement to avoid a government shutdown. Read More