Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

TIM SKUBICK: From no-name to frontrunner?

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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

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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 

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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. 

Howard City businesswoman questions Gov. Whitmer about COVID pay, vaccine politicization

When presented with a rare opportunity to question the governor of the state of Michigan, a local businesswoman jumped at the chance.

Ronna Kilts, manager of Mattson’s Hardware in Howard City, was one of a select few community leaders who were invited to meet with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday afternoon at The Forager in Howard City.

Gov. Whitmer questions Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission process

In an interview with the Daily News this week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says “a lot of red flags” have been raised during the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission process.

The governor, a former attorney herself, called the commission’s own legal counsel’s arguments in favor of withholding information from the public “very concerning.”

Howard City receives safe drinking water grant

The village of Howard City will receive a safe drinking water grant worth nearly $200,000 from the state of Michigan as announced by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office on Tuesday, the day after Whitmer visited the small town in Montcalm County’s Panhandle on Monday.