Tyrone Carter

Blacks are 40% of Michigan COVID-19 deaths. Officials want to know why.  

BY: - April 9, 2020

State Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) and Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman on Thursday called for more COVID-19 testing of African Americans and more reporting by race. “Black people in Michigan are really paying the price, according to all of the data that we have received,” Carter said. The two Democrats made the declaration during a tele-conference […]

GOP Legislature rebuffs Whitmer, only extends state emergency to April 30

BY: and - April 7, 2020

The GOP-led Legislature shot down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s request to extend the state of emergency order 70 days due to COVID-19, instead extending it only to April 30.  After lengthy health screenings for those entering the Capitol, the House and Senate passed the resolution on Tuesday in under 20 minutes combined. Whitmer announced the state […]

Republicans move ahead with Tues. session to check Whitmer’s COVID-19 orders

BY: - April 6, 2020

Michigan’s GOP-led Legislature appears ready to make its move to try and limit the Democratic governor’s power to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.   Session will be held in both chambers Tuesday, despite widespread health concerns, even as it was announced Monday that another Michigan lawmaker, state Rep. Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit), tested positive for the virus. […]

What happens if the Legislature fights Whitmer’s state of emergency extension? 

BY: - April 3, 2020

As Michigan has surpassed 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 400 deaths, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking to extend the state of emergency, which would allow an extension of measures like “Stay Home, Stay Safe” set to expire April 13. “We know that we are in for a tough three, four, five, six weeks here in […]

Whitmer: ‘We are nowhere near the end’ of COVID-19 outbreak 

BY: and - April 2, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak in Michigan is probably a month away, and hospitals all across the state still do not have the supplies they need to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. “We know that the apex is probably not until the end of April or […]

Updated: Rep. Isaac Robinson dies at age 44, COVID-19 suspected

BY: - March 29, 2020

Updated with additional comments, 9:48 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., 3/29/20 State Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) has died. He was 44. State Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) confirmed the news Sunday evening to the Michigan Advance. “He was my guy,” Carter said, adding that he was “young, smart and funny.” Carter was the first state lawmaker to […]

After Rep. Carter contracts COVID-19, lawmakers, staff advised to self-quarantine

BY: - March 26, 2020

The first known member of the Michigan Legislature has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus. State Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) attended the last House session on March 17, in which 94 of the chamber’s 110 members — including Carter — were present for a lengthy 12-hour session to negotiate a […]

State medical chief: ‘We are still in the upslope,’ COVID-19 cases expected to rise for weeks

BY: - March 26, 2020

State medical officials have announced a plan for medical centers outside of Southeast Michigan, which has been the area hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, to serve as relief hospitals.  A statewide coronavirus hotline is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136. Information can be found on the DHHS […]

Community demands answers, input after Detroit River contamination

BY: - December 13, 2019

Updated and corrected, 10:15 a.m. 12/13/19 A former uranium-contaminated site that collapsed into the Detroit River late last month continues to spark concern from residents.* More than 200 people attended a community meeting Thursday night to hear an update from government officials concerning the site leased by Detroit Bulk Storage.  The Advance previously reported that […]