executive power

Whitmer signs executive directive to prohibit state and federal funding of conversion therapy

BY: - June 14, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Monday requiring the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to take action to prohibit the use of state and federal dollars for the practice of conversion therapy on minors.  Conversion therapy, also known as reparative therapy, refers to any intervention that attempts to change an individual’s […]

After court strikes down Whitmer’s orders, DHHS reinstates mask mandates, group gathering limits

BY: - October 5, 2020

The state Supreme Court may have shut down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer from implementing executive orders during the pandemic Friday, but the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued its own emergency order under the public health code which largely reinstates the governor’s orders.  “Our actions today flow from a legal authority that […]

Mitchell forms ballot committee to cap Whitmer’s powers

BY: - May 13, 2020

As tensions — and lawsuits — continue to mount between Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state’s GOP-controlled state Legislature over Whitmer’s COVID-19 response, one Michigan congressman is taking another shot at dealing with the matter on his own terms. U.S. Rep Paul Mitchell (R-Dryden) first filed a federal lawsuit against Whitmer on May 4 […]