Column: After economic and criminal justice wins, here’s what Michigan leaders should focus on in 2020

BY: - February 6, 2020

What a difference a year makes. This time last winter, Michigan was enduring a historic cold snap. And we were coming off of a major election, starting a new legislative session and a new governor’s term. And the Michigan League for Public Policy was launching our Owner’s Manual for Michigan to help guide them.  We’ve certainly seen […]

After a year battling Republicans, Whitmer vows executive action on roads, other priorities

BY: and - January 29, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was not shy Wednesday evening about addressing the partisan roadblocks her administration faced over the last year from the Republican-controlled Legislature, which stymied some of her biggest policy goals. The Democratic governor delivered her second State of the State address in the Michigan House chamber, taking a look back at the progress […]

Whitmer orders Michigan overtime pay rule exceeding Trump admin measure

BY: - October 24, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday directed her Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to write a rule that would go beyond a Trump administration measure that would expand overtime eligibility to employees earning up to $35,568 a year. “In America, hard work should be recognized and rewarded. When I was growing up, that meant you […]