It’s a pretty safe bet that during your mad dash to finish your holiday shopping, had you bumped into the First Gentleman of the State of Michigan, you would not have known him from Adam … or Eve for that matter.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
TIM SKUBICK: From Gov. Who? to possible presidential candidate
The neat thing about political stories is that when stuff happens you never know if the story will have a long-term impact. The story you are about to read was over two years in the making but nobody knew it at the time.
TIM SKUBICK: A look at Dixon’s chances against Whitmer
As soon as they announced that former Gov. John Engler would introduce the GOP’s latest underdog candidate for governor Tudor Dixon, you knew instantly why he was doing the honors — being a former underdog himself.
TIM SKUBICK: From no-name to frontrunner?
We’re about to discover whether she can go from “Tudor who?” to being the frontrunner in the GOP primary for governor.
Two weeks ago had you asked the same question, it would have been a no-brainer.
TIM SKUBICK: Gov. Milliken would not be smiling
Where’s former Gov. Milliken when you need him?
The current governor and GOP Legislature need a good dose of what the former moderate and well-respected governor often said. He complained that the top priority in his day was getting re-elected. (Sound familiar?)
Outmans defend GOP-led tax cut proposal, criticize Whitmer’s pledge for a $500 one-time rebate
While Michigan’s 2022-2023 budget may still be more than four months away from being approved, proposals from both the Democratic governor’s office and the Republican-controlled Legislature continue to take shape.
TIM SKUBICK: Time for Michigan politicians to serve you and not their own agendas
Everybody has had their fun.
Now it is down to brass tacks on writing a bipartisan budget including some tax relief for you.
Former MAISD associate superintendent enjoying new role as K-12 adviser to Gov. Whitmer
After having worked a career that spanned across teaching, working as a principal and concluding as an administrator with the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD), Stephanie O’Dea has taken her talents in education to the office of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
In February, the Greenville resident left her position as MAISD associate superintendent for instruction for a position she called a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” — the governor’s new K-12 policy adviser.
TIM SKUBICK: Tax cut chess match
If the state’s Democratic governor was engaged in a chess match with the GOP Legislature, the Republicans would be grinning because they have “boxed her in.”
She is not playing chess but she is smack dab in the middle of a high stakes election match over tax cuts and she is for the moment not only “boxed in” by the R’s, but both of her choices on how to get out of this are also a lose-lose for her.
TIM SKUBICK: Being governor low on list of blessings for Whitmer
For everybody out there anxiously awaiting the year in review column, relax. There ain’t going to be one.