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(MPRN) The Michigan Bureau of Elections says a petition campaign to initiate a law to curtail the governor’s use of emergency powers has gathered the signatures it needs.

File photo of Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield speaking with reporters on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Dave Eggert, AP
Dave Eggert / Associated Press

Less than two weeks after being named the new CEO of Southwest Michigan First, former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield announced his resignation Monday morning. Chatfield’s hiring was met with heavy criticism from local government officials, and various non-profit groups.

State Capitol - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN) The Legislature’s Republican leaders said Thursday they appreciate Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s calls for unity and bipartisanship in her State of the State address, but they’re not seeing much evidence she means it.

In a photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her virtual State of the State address the state, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Lansing, Mich. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Michigan Governors Office / Associated Press

(MPRN) Governor Gretchen Whitmer made a peace offering to Republicans in her 3rd State of the State address Wednesday night. That’s as Republicans have ramped up their resistance to her COVID-19 restrictions.

In this May 25, 2010 file photo, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits in a Detroit courtroom. Rev. Trump has commuted the prison sentence of Kilpatrick, who has served about seven years of a 28-year sentence for corruption. Paul Sancya, AP
Paul Sancya / Associated Press

In one of the final acts of his presidency… Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. He served more than seven years of a 28 year sentence in federal prison.