Bloomberg: Michigan Cancels Legislative Session to Avoid Armed Protesters

Bloomberg: Michigan Cancels Legislative Session to Avoid Armed Protesters. “Michigan closed down its capitol in Lansing on Thursday and canceled its legislative session rather than face the possibility of an armed protest and death threats against Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.”

MarketWatch: Michigan’s Republican-led House set to sue over governor’s shutdown orders, as armed protesters enter statehouse

MarketWatch: Michigan’s Republican-led House set to sue over governor’s shutdown orders, as armed protesters enter statehouse. “The Republican-led Michigan Legislature refused Thursday to extend the state’s coronavirus emergency declaration and voted to authorize a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s authority and actions to combat the pandemic. The governor, unfazed, responded with orders stating under one law that an emergency still exists, while declaring a new 28-day state of emergency under another law.”

NBC 25: State launches new website to help Michiganders with mental health during COVID-19

NBC 25: State launches new website to help Michiganders with mental health during COVID-19. “Starting Friday, residents across the state can access a specially-curated collection of science-backed, evidence-based guided meditations, along with at-home workouts that guide people through mindful exercises, sleep and kids content to help address rising stress and anxiety.”

WKAR: Gov. Whitmer Urges Volunteerism At New State Website

WKAR: Gov. Whitmer Urges Volunteerism At New State Website. “On Monday Whitmer signed two supplemental budgets that will send another $150 million towards the fight against COVID-19. To date, Michigan has conducted at least 15,000 tests for the coronavirus, but officials warn the state is still several weeks away from the peak. Whitmer is urging the public to volunteer at a new website: http://www.michigan.gov/fightcovid19.”

Whitmer: Feds told vendors not to send medical supplies to Michigan (Crain’s Detroit Business)

Crain’s Detroit Business: Whitmer: Feds told vendors not to send medical supplies to Michigan. “Gov. Gretchen Whitmer suggested Friday that a growing rift with the White House is affecting shipments of medical supplies to Michigan amid exponential growth in confirmed coronavirus cases.”

State of Michigan: EGLE launches unique renewable energy ordinance database of Michigan communities

State of Michigan: EGLE launches unique renewable energy ordinance database of Michigan communities. “The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) today launched a unique searchable database of municipal ordinances across Michigan that address siting for renewable energy installations. The database was developed in collaboration with the Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan. Over half of Michigan’s more than 1,800 municipalities have considered renewable energy in their zoning ordinances. The renewable energy zoning database is the first compilation of all renewable energy ordinances across the state and the first database of its kind in the nation.”