C.J. Moore

C.J. Moore

C.J. Moore covers the environment and the Capitol. She previously worked at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland as a public affairs staff science writer. She also previously covered crop sustainability and coal pollution issues for Great Lakes Echo. In addition, she served as editor in chief at The State News and covered its academics and research beat. She is a journalism graduate student at Michigan State University.

Michigan reports 1,774 new COVID-19 cases on Friday

By: - January 29, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 557,883 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,497 have died from the virus. That’s an additional 1,774 cases and six additional deaths since Thursday. DHHS also reports that an additional 50,744 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for […]

Whitmer plot suspect pleads guilty, admits to plans to storm Capitol, abduct her from N. Michigan home

By: - January 29, 2021

A man accused of plotting with a group of anti-government radicals to abduct Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleaded guilty to kidnapping conspiracy charges on Wednesday, setting the stage for him to testify against others who were allegedly involved. Hartland resident Ty Garbin, 25, admitted to conspiring to kidnap Whitmer, a Democrat. Garbin on Wednesday appeared in […]

Michigan reports 1,872 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

By: - January 28, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Thursday that a total of 556,109 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,491 have died from the virus — an additional 1,872 cases and 80 deaths since Wednesday. The state notes that 67 of Thursday’s additional deaths come from its most recent review of […]

Michigan’s unionization rate grew in 2020, as fewer unionized workers lost jobs during pandemic

By: - January 26, 2021

Unionization rates grew in Michigan in 2020, reflecting a trend that also happened across the nation, according to a summary data report released Jan. 22 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In 2019, 10.3% of U.S. workers were in a union. That percentage rose slightly to 10.8% in 2020, according to the report. […]

‘The pause has worked’: Whitmer says indoor dining can resume Feb. 1 with restrictions

By: - January 22, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said at a Friday press conference that restaurants and bars across the state can reopen for indoor dining and concessions at movie theaters, casinos and stadiums can resume Feb. 1. There are some stipulations: Restaurants and bars need to reopen at just 25% capacity with a 100-person cap. Tables still need to […]

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Whitmer wants $5M in COVID relief plan for Capitol gun ban

By: - January 21, 2021

A $5.6 billion COVID-19 recovery plan unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer carves out $5 million to be put toward upgrading security at the Michigan State Capitol. The administration indicated it would send the formal request for a budget supplemental to lawmakers on Wednesday. The $5 million would go toward enforcing a weapons ban at […]

Michigan reports 2,031 new cases, 40 deaths

By: - January 20, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 542,146 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 13,905 have died from the virus. That’s an additional 2,031 cases and 40 additional deaths since Tuesday. DHHS also reports that an additional 47,723 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for […]

New: Whitmer tells Clinton exercising power during the COVID-19 crisis is ‘humbling’ 

By: - November 16, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined the latest episode of “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton,” a podcast hosted by the former secretary of state, to discuss her responsibilities and executive actions during the coronavirus crisis. During the podcast, which will be posted Tuesday, Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, talked with Whitmer about what gubernatorial […]

Judge approves permanent injunction in Nessel’s lawsuit against DeVos over private school funds

By: - November 16, 2020

A district court judge in California has closed a case co-led by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over the latter’s move to divert some federal COVID-19 relief funding from public to private schools. A section of the CARES Act passed in March by Congress stipulates that public school districts […]

DHHS issues COVID-19 restrictions, AG urges local officials to enforce them

By: - November 15, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during a Sunday night news conference announced more  pandemic restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the state, and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a statement urging local officials to enforce them. The restrictions were handed down by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in an epidemic […]

Trump campaign files lawsuit to stop vote counting, although he’s behind in Michigan

By: - November 4, 2020

President Donald Trump’s campaign on Wednesday afternoon filed a lawsuit in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt the counting of remaining ballots in the state, even though he is behind Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the vote count.  With 96% reporting, Biden has 2,637,292 votes, 49.6%, and Trump has 2,599,944, or 48.9%. Secretary […]

Michigan won’t see complete results on election night (we never do). Here’s what else you need to know.

By: - November 2, 2020

If you want to know about voting, the Michigan Advance has a handy Voting Guide written in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan. We’ve also heard from a lot of readers with questions about what to expect on Election Day — and beyond — so we’ve put together some answers. SOS […]