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  • Gov. Whitmer Secures tuition-free community college for High School graduates

    State of Michigan News|Jul 11, 2024

    LANSING,- Today, Governor Whitmer highlighted the new school aid budget, which delivers on the Michigan Guarantee so every high school graduate can earn an associate's degree or skills certificate from an in-district community college tuition-free, saving more than 18,000 students up to $4,800 a year. "I'm proud of our work to lower the cost of higher education and put college or skills training in reach for more working Michigan families," said Governor Whitmer. "This education budget goes...

  • Gov. Whitmer Signs Legislation to Keep Michigan Communities Safe

    State of Michigan News|May 25, 2023

    LANSING - Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed commonsense gun violence prevention bills establishing extreme risk protection orders in Michigan, ensuring police officers, health care professionals, and family members concerned about someone who may harm themselves or others can seek a court order to temporarily confiscate their firearms. At the bill signing, Governor Whitmer was joined by bill sponsors, legislators, public safety advocates, and law enforcement officials. No Michigander...

  • AG Dana Nessel Announce $141 Million Settlement

    State of Michigan News|May 11, 2023

    LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that consumers who were tricked by TurboTax's owner Intuit into paying for free tax services will begin receiving checks from a $141 million multistate settlement announced in May 2022. Approximately 4.4 million consumers nationwide will receive checks in the mail from the multistate settlement. Michigan will receive more than $3.5 million for more than 122,000 customers who were tricked into paying to file their federal tax return. E...

  • The MLBC Joins Michiganders in Grief and Urges for Policy Change in Wake of MSU Tragedy

    State of Michigan News|Feb 16, 2023

    LANSING- Today, the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus offered support for the victims and impacted families and community members of yesterday's mass shooting at Michigan State, and outlined the policy needs to help prevent such tragedies from happening again. Last night, another mass shooting occurred–this time on the Michigan State University campus–a day before the five-year memorial of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and just 15 months after th...

  • Nominations Encouraged for Michigan Lottery's Excellence in Education Awards to Honor Outstanding Educators

    State of Michigan News|Dec 22, 2022

    Parents, students, school staff members, and others are encouraged to nominate outstanding public-school educators for the Michigan Lottery's 2022-23 Excellence in Education awards. All public-school employees may be nominated for the awards, which recognize educators who go "above and beyond" to make a difference in the lives of children. To nominate a public-school educator, go to The Michigan Lottery established the Excellence in...

  • Gov. Whitmer Announces $4 Million Investment to Prepare Michigan's Young Adults for Meaningful Career and Educational Opportunities

    State of Michigan News|Mar 31, 2022

    LANSING —Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the recipients of grants totaling $4 million to provide young adults with a meaningful introduction to the world of work, including jobs skills, on-site, hybrid, and virtual career exploration and preparation activities, and earned income. The Young Professionals program aligns with Michigan's Sixty by 30 goal to increase the number of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree to 60 percent by 2030. “This investment expands career and educational opportunities for young adu...