Navigate the Week: GLB’s Weekly Roundup 02/07
Whitmer responds to Trump State of the Union. Gov. Whitmer delivered a Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union address this week, focusing on the ways Trump has failed Americans and the Democratic Party’s vision for the country. More on her speech here.
Letter shows GOP megadonor threatened to cut off donations. A letter obtained by watchdog group Progress Michigan shows GOP donor Peter Secchia threatening to cut off donations to the party if lawmakers don’t take action on shore erosion. A bill introduced shortly after the letter was sent addressing the issue Secchia mentioned has moved quickly through the legislature. Get the full story here.
Whitmer proposes 2020 budget. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has released her budget proposal for 2020, focusing mainly on education, clean water, and clean drinking water. More details on the budget here.
Groups launch Michigan voting rights website. A coalition of groups launched https://www.michiganvoting.org/ this week to educate Michigan voters about their new voting rights and provide resources to those who want to register to vote or sign up to work the polls.
Don’t miss our interview with AG Dana Nessel! This week, the GLB published an interview with Michigan AG Dana Nessel. Check out the video here.
Tweet of the Week
Reporter Craig Mauger highlights the possible corruption at play in the legislature’s reaction to Peter Secchia’s letter in this week’s Tweet of the Week.