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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, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 addressing a plot to kidnap her (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Michigan Office of the Governor / Associated Press

(MPRN-Lansing) State and federal authorities have charged a group of 13 suspected terrorists in an alleged plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer and recruit militia members to storm the state Capitol. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and the FBI announced the charges Thursday. They say the men wanted to overthrow the state government and incite a civil war. 


File photo of Governor Gretchen Whitmer being interviewed on Mackinac Island. Photo by the Michigan Public Radio Network
Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN) Governor Gretchen Whitmer has barred embattled Michigan Civil Rights Department Director Agustin Arbulu. Whitmer says it’s time for Arbulu to be fired for “unacceptable conduct.” But Whitmer does not have that authority under the Michigan Constitution. 

Whitmer Says She'd Like Tougher "Red Flag" Law

Aug 14, 2019
State Capitol - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she would support a “red flag” law to allow law enforcement to seize firearms from someone who is deemed a risk. 

Michigan House - file photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN) The people of the 104th District are a step closer to a vote on recalling their state Representative. 

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