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Governor Whitmer Issues Statement on Amy Coney Barrett

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - Governor issued this statement on Saturday regarding President Trump's proposed SCOTUS pick, "This nomination is a reminder of how important it is for Americans everywhere to make their voice heard at the ballot box this November. Health care for millions of Americans is on the line. Women's right to autonomy over our bodies is on the line. The president and Republicans across the country have proven time and again that they don’t share our values. ...

Governor Whitmer Reopens Movie Theaters, Strengthens Mask Requirements in Schools

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders 2020-183, which amends the MI Safe Start order to reopen movie theaters and performance venues and 2020-185, which requires face coverings for students in grades K-5. “Michigan took some of the most aggressive action against COVID-19 in the country, and as a result, the health of our families and our economy are faring better than our neighbors in other states. As a result, we are now able to ...

Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler Complacent on Mail-In-Ballots

Saint Joseph, MI (Blossomland News) - Most voters in Michigan have received their absentee ballots, while Berrien County voters are still checking their mailboxes to find them empty. In a statement made today to Newspaper, The Herald Palladium, Tyler has blamed her staff, claiming staffing changes have caused a delay. Tyler and her staff are being scrutinized by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Bensen, and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. Tyler may face felony charges for election interference and gross ...

Conservative Dark Money PAC Behind Anti-LGBT Attack on Hoadley

Kalamazoo, MI (Blossomland News) - A Tampa, Florida based Conservative Dark Money PAC calling itself "Governing Majority Fund" has sent out two postcards to 6th district voters slandering Hoadley by claiming broken the law by "searching for drugs" and referring to sexual partners as "victims". Hoadley has not been charged with any crime and the allegations are baseless and without a source.The attack represents the usual strategy of defaming LGBT candidates as sexual deviants and drug users. The majority of ...

Disenfranchising Those Who Defend Democracy: Paquette Votes No on SB 117

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - With bi-partisan support, A bill to amend Michigan’s election law to allow military personnel on active duty or as part of the merchant marines to submit their absentee ballots electronically was passed the Michigan House of Representatives on Thursday with a vote of 88 to 17.The bill requires that absentee voters deployed overseas utilize their United States Department of Defense Common Access Cards and submit from a US Military issued address to the appropriate clerk. ...

Whitmer's Bold Plan to Make Michigan Carbon-Neutral by 2050

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-182 and Executive Directive 2020-10 to create the MI Healthy Climate Plan. The governor’s comprehensive plan will protect Michiganders’ public health and the environment and help develop new clean energy jobs by putting Michigan on a path towards becoming fully carbon-neutral by 2050.“The science is clear – climate change is directly impacting our public health, environment, our economy, and our families,” said Governor Whitmer. “This dangerous reality is ...

COVID19: Michigan Neighbor Wisconsin Experiencing Active Outbreak

Madison, WI (Blossomland News) - Covid Act Now has placed Wisconsin in the Critical category. Michiganders should limit travel to the State of Wisconsin and Iowa. According to Covid Act Now, "Over the last week, Wisconsin has averaged 1,787 new confirmed cases per day (30.7 for every 100,000 residents). Over the next year, this translates to around 650,000 cases and an estimated 3,300,000 infections (56.0% of the population).". On average, each person in Wisconsin with COVID is infecting 1.30 other ...

Statement from Governor Gretchen Whitmer on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - “I am truly heartbroken at the news of Justice Ginsburg’s passing. Her intellect, her razor sharp wit, and her lifetime of service to our nation made her an inspiration to millions of Americans. I know there are a lot of women who are feeling worried right now about what this means for the future of our country. One thing I learned watching Justice Ginsburg’s fearless battles with cancer and injustice is that you never give ...

Berrien COVID19 Weekly Update for September 10

Infection RateOn average, each person in Berrien County, Michigan with COVID is infecting 0.78 other people. Because each person is infecting less than one other person, the total number of current cases in Berrien County, Michigan is shrinking. Berrien County, Michigan is now at low risk of infection according to COVIDACTNOW.org.On average, each person in Michigan with COVID is infecting 0.99 other people. Because this number is around 1.0, it means that COVID continues to spread, but in a slow ...

Gov. Whitmer launches Futures for Frontliners to offer essential workers a tuition-free path to community college

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, along with leaders in education, business, labor and workforce development, today launched the nation’s first program offering tuition-free college to an estimated 625,000 Michiganders who provided essential, frontline services during COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Safe orders between April – June 2020.Futures for Frontliners, inspired by the GI Bill which provided college degree to those serving their country in WWII, offers Michigan adults without college degrees or high school diplomas who provided essential ...