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Alleged militia members arrested on terrorism charges
"Developments in that alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen whitmer before the election foiled by the FBI and state authorities thirteen suspects now under arrest seven of them. Alleged members of an anti extremist, I should say an extremist, Melissa Group all charged in the alleged domestic terror plot, two of them brothers scene at the far left and the right here took part in an armed protest against the governor's covert restrictions in April. So tonight here what and who authorities say they're now looking for and the Michigan Sheriff who some say is words appeared to defend the suspects. Here's ABC's Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Tonight. Tonight photos confirming that some of the men charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were present when demonstrators some of them heavily armed storm. The State House in April sources tell ABC News Suspects Michael and William. No were among those admissions capital that day armed and apparently angry at two states lockdown due to the pandemic authorities claimed the two men served as lookouts while other militia members took photos and video of the governor's vacation home with the goal to attack before Election Day time was of the essence in terms of moving Oregon. From Law Enforcement Perspective and my worried about other events. Absolutely I am ABC News learned authorities are going through documents computers, an any smartphones they can get access to an urgent effort to determine if there other co conspirators in wiretapped obtained by the FBI after infiltrated the group one member allegedly says Governor Whitman quote has no checks and balances at all. She has uncontrolled power at the time of the April demonstration the president signed with those angry that Whitman's restrictions went too. Far tweeting liberate Michigan just one day prior her he unveiled the White House's toughest guidelines for reopening America but saying the governor's would call the shots they all want to open nobody wants to say, but they wanNA open safely do I president trump also calling the governor that woman today she fired back tweets he posted last night still criticizing her you know a decent human being would pick up the phone and say are you OK since he first called me that woman from Michigan? We saw an increase and hateful language in Social Media Vice. President Biden also pushing back. Has To realize the word he utters matter. So. Let's bring bringing Pierre. Thomas with us live again, tonight NPR amid all of this we also had news today that a sheriff in Michigan who spoke one of those rallies in protest of the lockdown months ago has now made some new comments that some said appeared to defend suspects. That sheriff attended one of the rallies challenging the governor's lockdown. I watched the video and while he doesn't condone violence, he does suggest that perhaps the men were planning to arrest the governor that sure of clearly is not on the same page with the FBI which claims this was a real plot to kidnap the governor not some attempt to make a citizen's arrest.
"governor whitman" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The state of Michigan and aggression where they were planning on kidnapping. They say the governor that's the gang that couldn't shoot straight into a bunch of goofy clowns on, of course, the news media's and governor Whitman's blaming President Trump for it. You know, it's funny. We don't blame the Democrats for sacking and looting the cities and shooting members of Congress. We are one nation under God, indivisible together. LF M Woodbridge Washington more than ever depend on 105.9 FM W A L A cumulus stations News Now New nine Maria Leaf,.
"governor whitman" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Margaret Brennan. Mark. Good morning. You're talking to Governor Whitman this weekend. Imagine you have quite a few questions for you. Yes, This was just in a shocking year full of unbelievable stories. This is a frightening one Thes 13 men, at least six of them directly involved on charged in this plot to kidnap The governor of Michigan, also planning to target police officers. This an attempt by this militia in Michigan to Ah challenge the government. This all stems from Beliefs that got the governor and some of the measures that she has taken health restrictions specifically to deal with Corona virus or somehow, at odds with civil liberties. She has become a lightning rod in this politicized issue around the virus itself. She's become a focus nationally, these militias were taking it. Miss Militia was taking it to this extreme level. On If you recall, it was the FBI who announced these charges, and the FBI director recently said it is these kinds of threats from anti government and white supremacist groups that pose the most lethal threat to the United States right now. Now, Martin, let's talk for a second about the race for president. President Trump, pulling out of the second debate after great organizer said it would be virtual what In fact, he thinks it's gonna have on the race. We'll see if he does show up on the new date, which is now October 22nd. It was pushed back from the 15th the debate commission and that is who plans and sets these parameters. This independent body. The Presidential Debate Commission does this Ah, the Trump campaign and the president continue to object to some of these new restrictions due to health concerns. We'll see if he shows up because the commission says the debate's going to go on anyhow on DH that Joe Biden has committed to showing up. So this debate over the debate seems a bit of a distraction. We will see what happens. The president has in separate remarks issued from the White House, this letter from his doctor that says he hopes to be released from medical care and allowed to go out and campaign as soon as this Saturday, which is far earlier than what doctors typically recommend in terms of Treatment and the requirement that you continue to test negative twice within a 24 hour period to make sure you're not contagious. So the president fully plans to get back out there on the campaign trail, and that seems to be dominating. His thinking right now. Alright. Thanks, Margaret. You can listen to Margaret Host Face the nation's Sundays at 12 30 in the afternoon. Time to talk football Sponsored by Rosengarten Roofing schedule. You're free roof estimate at roof, Nick Doc. Well, Nick Foles be Tom.
"governor whitman" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Number one news stations use radio 9 15. W. J. An URGENT message for Michigan State University students were in a public health crisis. An internal investigation underway after an accident involving a Detroit police officer and the Lions kick off their season. This afternoon. We'll tell you what fans are saying. Good morning. I'm Greg Bowman for W. W. J News radio. 9 50 still to come this half hour will get thie Sports report. 7 45 Jeff lesson will have Mohr lions They get ready to prepare their a game against The Bears at Ford Field and the Tigers. They will try to salvage something out of this bad weekend against the Chicago White Sox Tigers Falling 14 to nothing Last night, they'll try it again this afternoon. AccuWeather says. We're seeing sunshine and lower humidity this afternoon. I 77 at 68 now. W W. J News time is 7 31. Health officials in Lansing are so worried about the increased cases of the Corona virus. They're telling all Michigan State University students on or near campus to self quarantine for two weeks or until September, 26th. Ingham County Health Department offer the recommendations yesterday, saying it's an urgent situation. At least 324 people associated with M s. You have tested positive in the past three weeks. In her latest briefing, Governor Whitman urged those to continue to wear masks and social distance. We're in a public health crisis. We all want to get out of this public health crisis that's going to take every one of us doing the right things to get out of it together, and to make this as short as possible. We will not be here forever. I'm hopeful. It's a matter of months. I believe that to be the case, but Every one of us has to do our part. Money of those at MSU. A tested positive recently attended parties and other social gatherings. Health Department says more stringent and mandatory restrictions will be imposed if students don't comply..
"governor whitman" Discussed on WJR 760
"Governor Whitman has signed an executive order declaring racism a public health crisis in Michigan and has created a special counsel to elevate Black voices today also signed an executive directive declaring racism as a public health crisis in Michigan pandemic has confirmed and highlighted A deadly nature of these pre existing inequities caused by systemic racism. Covert 19 is more than four times as likely to take the life of a black Michigan or than a white one. And this reflects longstanding deep societal, economic and environmental disparities. The order directed all state employees to undergo implicit bias training. In a statement, Wittmer says she hopes to work towards building more inclusive on by a state that works for everyone. What about the number of executive orders coming from the governor, political analyst Bill Ballenger. Lot of people believe she has handled or executive orders arbitrarily unilaterally. Clumsily that their intern in coherent assistant and there's some real opposition out there. Now it may be in the minority of the population. But it doesn't necessarily have to be 50% plus one to give people a sign petitions to rein in her power that could happen. The governor has signed at least 140 executive orders since mid March. If there was a college football season, it'll look a lot different from the revamp schedule. The Big 10 conference announced that Michigan State will open the season at home September 5th against Minnesota. But States game against Michigan has been moved from October 10th in East Lansing to October 5th in Ann Arbor, The Spartans other headline game against Ohio State remains October 17th. It'll debut the Spartans new coach Mel Tucker for the retired mark D'Antonio. With 83% of the precincts reporting, former Oakland County Circuit Judge Karen McDonnell appears headed toward an upset in the election of the Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper, the incumbent served more than 11 years in the post and was Oakland County's first Democrat prosecutor in 40 years. The winner will face Republican Lin Gifts who was unopposed for her party's nomination in the 14 congressional district. Brenda Lawrence is the winner in the 12 congressional district. Debbie Dingell has one and Fred Upton has won the Republican nomination in Michigan's sixth congressional district, and it appears military veteran Peter Mayer will be the GOP nominee in the race to replace US Representative Justin Amash in West Michigan's third Congressional district. Another Wayne County races. Democrat Sheriff Benny Napoleon faces two challengers or face two challengers, TP Know Korean and Charles Corley. Napoleon has an almost insurmountable lead of 81% and Democrat Treasure Eric so breed challenged by Beverly Kindle Walker and Angelo Brown. Anthony was next. Lavonia, the Republican ran unopposed returns show that Sabrina with nearly 48% of the vote, with Kendall, Walker and Brown, trailing Yes, Matthew Stafford does not have the covert virus Jr is Michael Stets has more. Matthew Stafford was removed from the covert eye our list and onto the active roster as a result of a false positive test result due to protocols, he was forced to sit out until he received two negative tests. All of Stafford's family has been tested as well, and everyone is negative. Here's linebacker Jerod Davis on Tuesday. Zoom call. On the concerns of false positive tests. That.
"governor whitman" Discussed on WJR 760
"Now, more than ever, the current learning environment is turned a spotlight on our schools and shown create the greater population. What we've always known That our teachers are counselors are administrators or support staff. Are our everyday heroes over the past few months are teams of excelled in areas beyond their training and experience. They prepared them to do so. We're deeply grateful for the enduring love and commitment that our educational team Have shown the Children of our state but also like to thank Governor Whitmer and her team along with our legislature under the leadership of Senator Shirky and Speaker Chatfield for their bipartisan commitment to ensure school districts have the financial support to meet the challenges associated with returning our students to school in the fall. You know, a trusted mentor of mine once told me to always keep the main thing. The main thing. Public education education. The state of Michigan is about our Children. Does he look to the future? The plans and processes will continue in evolve. But our focus our priority remains in assuring the safety and well being of our students, Staff and families. Thank you. Governor Whitman for your commitment, keeping all Michiganders safe. Thank you. Wonderful. Well, thank you all. I am so grateful for your leadership. We had Over 1500 people applying to be on this council and way couldn't put every phenomenal thought leader in our seat on it. But we certainly I think have seen an example of the kind of caliber people that we're a part of this. So thank you So much for your leadership and tiny. I want to start clapping when you were done. So with that,.
"governor whitman" Discussed on WJR 760
"Curbside pickup is still available governor Whitman has signed another executive order this one extends the eviction moratorium until June thirtieth it was scheduled to expire at midnight it also includes protection for people in jails and lockups in detention centers the governor says it's another way to flatten the curve former Detroit police chief Ike McKinnon says calls to de fund police departments are misguided although he says it's worth hearing what activists activists have to say about police reform certain kinds of call for the runs they should not be responding to because of the fact that everybody is so busy and I think that let's listen to them and see what they have I mean if you if you think about what they're doing in Seattle right now a police free zones well that's kind of ridiculous you know McKinnon spoke with Paul W. Smith the United auto workers union has asked General Motors to close its Wentzville assembly plant near Saint Louis due to an increase of covert nineteen cases the union had asked GM to show to the facility for fourteen days and do a deep clean but the auto maker declined judge GM spokesman says the automaker evaluates each port each plant on a case by case basis but that GM will always do what's medically necessary to keep its employees safe the Dow had a dreadful day Thursday but rebounded today what happened yesterday was based on a strife activate you get stimulus from the fed first urban physical stimulus the data with getting incremental incrementally better on the economy eight and he number cases continue to flatten we saw in the last couple of days that first the fed chair Powell gave a more sobering comments on the economy on the number of cases in geographically areas like Texas which had stayed quite dormant we're starting to spike all we would do the market had this huge rally it was only a matter of time before he gave some of it back thanks David Sowerby of Angkor investments it'll be a split convention for the Republican Party moving the rockets offense to crowd friendly Florida in August Bob Constantini has details of the two locations of what each will host the Republican mayor of Jacksonville is promising a safe and exciting celebration for president trump's acceptance speech sometime in late August the party's convention the week of the twenty fourth will still have some events in Charlotte however North Carolina governor Roy Cooper would not agree to lifting restrictions against large crowds of side by side so while some of ants including the nominations would still go on in Charlotte acceptance speeches by vice president pence and president trump will be held in Jacksonville's vice star arena it is telling the trump supporters who are registering for his first rally since the covert nineteen epidemic set for one week in Tulsa Oklahoma must agree to a waiver of any legal claims should they catch coronavirus Bob Costantini Washington the bloom is off the rose on Wall Street right now that was only up one hundred points the S. and P. down about two earlier today was up about five hundred points traffic and weather is next to W. J. R. news time to for.
Trump declares state of emergency as Michigan floodwaters recede
"Late last night. Michigan's Governor Gretchen. Whitmer sent a letter to President Trump request of federal emergency declaration as it happens. President trump was in Michigan today. giving weird rambling campaign lake speech at a Ford Plant The president granted the governor's request for Federal Assistance to augment the State and local response. That's of note because it comes right after. He threatened earlier this week to withhold all federal aid for Michigan because the state was going ahead with plans to make voting easier and less risky during the epidemic. Today Governor Whitman described the damage in midland as truly devastating. She said it was unlike anything we've seen before. She noted the incredibly stressful nature of an operation to get ten thousand people out of a flood zone. While maintaining social distancing
Floodwaters start to recede in Michigan after flooding
"Floodwaters overtaking dams and forcing the evacuation of about ten thousand people from communities in central Michigan that's where the governor warned that the Dow chemicals hometown could end up under nine feet of water on Wednesday night president trump said he'd spoken with the governor Richard Wismer about the flooding in mid land he'd also dispatched federal emergency aid and officials to inspect the damage and here is a governor Whitman at this juncture there've been no reports of casualties which is a pretty amazing thing and it speaks to how seriously the people of this community took this
"governor whitman" Discussed on AP News
"A man in Michigan is charged with making death threats against the governor and the Attorney General there have been protests outside the Michigan state house of governor Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus stay at home order governor winter is taking away right prosecutors say Robert cash made threats in a social media message that were determined to be credible threats to kill governor Whitman order remains in effect until at least may 28 it is not easy and I'd be lying to you if I told you that this any of this has been easy it's not and yet I know that we are doing the right thing if convicted Robert cash faces up to 20 years in prison this is not a suggestion these are not thoughts about how you can protect yourself these this is the force of law during a rally last month some armed protesters entered the capitol building in Lansing I'm at Donahue
Man charged in death threats to Michigan governor, AG
"A man in Michigan is charged with making death threats against the governor and the Attorney General there have been protests outside the Michigan state house of governor Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus stay at home order governor winter is taking away right prosecutors say Robert cash made threats in a social media message that were determined to be credible threats to kill governor Whitman order remains in effect until at least may twenty eighth it is not easy and I'd be lying to you if I told you that this any of this has been easy it's not and yet I know that we are doing the right thing if convicted Robert cash faces up to twenty years in prison this is not a suggestion these are not thoughts about how you can protect yourself these this is the force of law during a rally last month some armed protesters entered the capitol building in Lansing I'm at Donahue
Hundreds protest Michigan stay-at-home order
"Six about two hundred people are angry over Michigan's coronavirus stay at home order pro tested in heavy rain outside of the state capitol earlier today state Republican Party chair Laura **** today says that while she disagrees with governor Whitman's handling of the crisis she has concerns about some of the rhetoric surrounding these demonstrations some of the protesters have turned violent and that is something that we do now in the strongest terms well we understand people's frustrations right now were frustrated to resorting to violence is never acceptable you have not had a role in organizing any of these protests that is true of today's as well the Republican led legislature was not in session and the capital was closed to the public
"governor whitman" Discussed on WSB-AM
"And it's not production well they've been trouble level it would have been exponentially worse what about exponentially worse for the country had the president not put in place the travel ban after the first known case of corona on January twenty first it did that January thirty first and the quarantines first and and fifty plus years and the subsequent travel bans you got now body bodies of people in front of funerals that are in your halls packed to the ceiling how sick it got here what are the New York Post actually looking at the governor Cuomo's hand picked health director director guy by the name Howard Zucker is new name is Dr death in New York because of the role that he played in forcing state nursing homes to taking her own impatience headline editorial New York Post New York health chief Howard Zucker call him doctor death New York state department of health just abandon yet another appalling policy after getting caught no longer allowing staff who test positive for corona virus to keep working in nursing homes another dumb decision how many dumb decisions come one St make the jerseys governor by the way Murphy is praising the president for his enormous help yep president bell that New Jersey I thank you for the enormous help in our darkest hour of need the governor said ventilators as you can see PP testing sites I think we're in a very good place thanks to you and your team as it relates to expanding testing dramatically so that we'll be able to begin to take those steps to re open New Jersey was the second worst hit state with more than a hundred sixteen thousand covert nineteen cases almost seven thousand deaths New York a lot more twenty five percent in New York just came in nursing homes it is a prize anybody nearly eighty percent of American states will now have either ended their coronavirus shut down plenty to do so in coming days thirty eight states have started re opening or planning to reopen soon businesses in twenty one states are re opening at center at center Alabama Georgia look after I've seen some of these great ways I might buy might have been wrong I'm as it relates to Georgia by wrong I'll admit I was wrong I just it seemed I didn't think tattoos and salons were good idea right from the get go but once I saw how they were doing and I was you know entry Megan I've been talking all the doctors and asking them as we put on the shows all continue to do that I don't know what to make of what's gonna happen in Orange County this weekend people in Michigan are apoplectic and until I'm not talking about his malicious I don't know who I don't know who anybody is there but the people of Michigan now that governor Whitman there's another disaster area unmitigated disaster and now pelo see fighting for a trillion dollars for states why so we can bail out illinois' hundred thirty seven billion dollar unfunded pensions or New York City in New York state's record debt and deficits no that's not what this money for you're not going to ask citizens in states that elect responsible politicians that live within their means and fund their pensions to to do this you don't get a blank check and thank goodness GOP senators this ain't no no blank cheque bailouts to state governments by the way other senators nineteen of them signing on to a warning banks don't use recovery funds target gun companies they're legitimate legal businesses are then you've got the congresswoman Omar erupting billionaires want to continue profiting while risking millions of lives and what she's talking about not even worth really thinking about it you know how many of us that we can use this opportunity to reshape America okay by the way governor Cuomo did get out and apparently lighten up the mood in New York says well you tell single women in New York City I am eligible for sure what that was all about but funny nonetheless yes you can have humor even in dark times hello C. has now confirmed Maxime water to sit on a committee to probe coronavirus response senator Warren exploding trump is endangered countless lives guilty of historic failure are you people too busy on the democratic side impeaching him well there is by the way there is one controversial issue to come out of this little scary actually in Germany they now talking about the idea of having these I guess cards of some kind you know I'm covered you know I have antibodies I can go anywhere that I guess I don't know scares me but I have to see how it's done if it protects medical privacy etcetera all right so what creepy Joe was on with liberal Joe and Mika Brzezinski make it to the interview with Joe as it relates to the part about the allegations whatever read remember Terry said she came forward because of what was said by this woman I miss Florez about feeling very uncomfortable about creepy Joe and you know just like with the breathtaking hypocrisy on quid pro quo with Joe you got Nancy Pelosi out there now she's now doubling down on Joe doesn't matter where hypocrisy is let's play some of the hypocrisy of the I. believers and Nancy Pelosi we have that loaded okay give me a second I thought we had a load of anyway Joe is out just like with hunter they protected well you're not getting the billion less you fire the prosecutor investigating my zero experience on hunter you know okay they were saying this when the Cavanaugh hearings the cabin or they were going back with Julie sweat next was high school days that they would spike the punch it after they spiked the punch then they were boys would put the girls that were passed out in a bed and the boys would line up in the hall and they would rate these girls and it happened every other weekend and not involved in so well I never saw capital near the punch bowl but I saw the red solo Cup and I saw him there girls and I saw him in a hall but it wasn't lined up quite a difference I think it's pretty interesting well into pregnancy if I may for a moment as as the as a woman here you know I really do take issue with with what's happening you know when we look back a cabin on how quick they were I mean with so much evidence that was the bonds things that they brought forward the things the Cavanaugh said and then we look at this history with Biden and and this woman coming forward and all of the evidence around her and just don't want to talk about it it's it's completely up just never seen anything like this like there has to be a moment but that there was talking about quid pro quo you got Joe bragging about it using taxpayer money millionaire some with no experience they said no there's nothing there there they they are doing the same thing here they they're gonna take terror Reid and it's just going to ignore her and that's it and then it goes away and then they they immediately flip all twelve from from this okay well it never came up Bob with the stormy stormy stormy coverage that was anything but natural and the president an excellent point yesterday when he said he was like listen I think it should be looked into I've been accused unfairly I know what it feels like but let's at least give it the due process that we gave everything else everybody else has to be heard out why not this woman all right let's play the hypocrisy first of.
How Michigan's governor is battling coronavirus
"Jonathan Cape Heart. Welcome to this special edition of Cape. Up Two separate interviews with two elected officials in two different jurisdictions dealing with the corona virus. Pandemic Governor Gretchen of Michigan and Chicago. Mayor Lori. Lightfoot the start with Governor Whitmer who after instituting one of the strictest. Stay at home. Orders in the nation is getting set to review them and ask her why after all the attacks and president trump. She's polling better than him in a brand new Fox News. Poll Governor Whitman. Thank you very much for coming on the PODCAST. Client to be with him. So you have one of the strictest. Stay at home orders and now word comes that you're now reevaluating that stay at home order. What's changed to make that possible so I think you know? I want to assure kind of the rational. Why we have one of the strictest. Stay home orders. Michigan is the tenth most populous state in the nation. And yet we had the third highest death in the nation and that's something that It has just absolutely devastated. Communities across my state created an incredible amount of fear and concern and we know that Cova nineteen was spreading far and wide long before it was ever detected via test so it took actions to keep people safe and there are more restrictive than other states but I thought that it was absolutely essential after a few weeks of the stay home pasture. We have seen our trajectory. Really Start to flatten. We've saved lives on one of the things about Public Health when you're successful. You've never able to really quantify precisely. How many lives he saved. But we know that. This strategy is working here in Michigan. Every day. We're learning more about Kobe. Bank teen we are crunching the data. We are learning more through increased testing. We're not where we want to be your where we need to be as a nation and sterling. That's that's true in Michigan as well but we are seeing This data that gives us Optimism and so as we evaluate extending the stay home order. We're also an a moment where we can evaluate if there are some things that we might Lighten up on not dramatic changes but changes. That may bring us more in line with some of our our other states and so this is a moment where alphabet evaluation is happening. I'm GonNa make a very Thoughtful data driven determination that centered around promoting public health but also ensuring that people are still eager to abide by the stay home. Stay safe order. I think that's always the balance fat that we have to do here to make sure that we keep compliance than and we keep giving people confidence that we've got a strategy to re-engage in a very thoughtful safe manner so this is not a just so that no one thinks that you're gonNA completely junk your stay at home order. This is. This is going to be something. That is gradual. Sure yes absolutely. This is we're going to look at it. I think the trump administration says as a some people say we're GONNA open stages I like the visual of waves were We're surrounded by the great late. So I'm always thinking in those terms but I do think that we are going to be very thoughtful. We're GONNA have to measure every step of the way There will be you know it'll be necessary that we're nimble if we see a spike Dr. Start to happen that we pull back when necessary that if we are continuing to see success as we open things up where numbers stay down in our ability to meet the needs in our hospitals that are PPA. Needs are much than we can. Take the next step forward. But I think that the the leader's epidemiology and and health sciences across our country are advocating. That is the best practice to avoid a second wave and I hope even if you're a dissenter of the current stay home order we can all agree that avoided. A second wave is the most critical thing that we need to do. It will save lives but it would be absolutely devastated under economies Leeann. A second wave two so you are a part of a compact of states and correct me if I'm wrong. Great Lakes Region Governors who have joined together in sort of dealing with the with the pandemic at can that compact that you're in hold if each of you opens up your respective economies separately or are you given the evaluate reevaluation that you're undertaking and the one that Governor Dewine Ohio is undertaking are those being coordinated so that way these the waves of reevaluation as you put it are all being done in. Concert saved us. You know one of the things that I have found incredibly helpful in these unprecedented times is that I've got group of governors with whom I can share information and data and our thoughts and learn from and I think it's made all of our determinations better the fact that we've got an open dialogue and it's open with Democrats and Republicans. I think that's really important when I pulled kids out of schools here in Michigan as one of the first states to do that and immediately got a call for my friend. Jay Pritzker governor of Illinois. Same tell me. Your thought process did you. What are your experts telling you because they were contemplating it but I had made the decision and they wanted to understand you know weeks later. Maybe a week later when he decided to close bars in Illinois and Mike Dewine closed bars in Ohio and they made the restaurants dine out. Only I got on the phone with both of eminent said. Tell me your thought process. Tell me what you're seeing so I think that the sharing of information has been incredibly helpful. There are many people who can understand all the pressures that we are under but we certainly can understand it from one another and in the global pandemic were all in the in the same situation and we've got similar economies and so I think that's important. That's what really drove Reaching out and trying to get everyone to join this kind of Compact that doesn't mean that when I make a decision in Michigan Kentucky Ohio Indiana Minnesota Wisconsin Illinois. We're going to make the same exact decision at the same cadence but what it does mean is that we are having those robust conversations. I am organizing it. So we're getting on the phone regularly and our teams are as well so that our sharing at we are learning from one another and it makes all of our decisions that are informed and I think better decisions you you created the Michigan Corona virus taskforce on racial disparities and it's dedicated to the memory of Schuyler. Herbert who had five years old is the youngest person to dive the corona virus in in Michigan. It's the Task Force is headed up by your Lieutenant Governor. Why is this task force important sort of a leading question? But I'll have you hold forth. Well you know So you know governor Garland Gilchrist as the chair of this task force and one of the things that I'm really proud that we did in Michigan. We were one of the first states to do it. And frankly not Everyone has followed suit and I'm hopeful that eventually we'll have every state following suit but we've been releasing racial data on our current virus cases now even when it's not completely full because we do have a lot of Tests that were conducted on. The race was not noted early on in the process by gathering. This data has really put a spotlight. On the fact that we've got a disparate health outcomes and anyone who studied it anyone who's been paying attention isn't surprised by that but I think I think the surprise is that is so desperate that fourteen percent of the Michigan population is African American and yet forty percent of the deaths from Kobe. Nineteen are African American. And I think that that's something that we absolutely have to in this crisis. Learn the lesson and make them. Societal changes to improve outcomes and to have real equity meister. I gave a few months ago. It feels like a lifetime ago. Now highlighted. Is that a good part of my save. The state addressing the dispirit outcomes for women of Color and babies of color is three times more dangerous Three times more deadly for a woman of color to have a baby in Michigan than it is for women. And there's implicit bias. There there are a lot of contributing factors. I think it's incumbent on every leader. Everyone who has a position of authority to understand that? That's an issue that there's a problem and we've got to fix it and I think this is held a mirror up to our country and really magnified The the historic racial discrepancies. That we have in our society and fix them
"governor whitman" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Our field what is the least trying target return for the first part of may in order to follow directives from the state of course but there are few boys will likely return to work in the month of may and we're thinking our office ways we you know because they work in very close quarters and diners learn conservation areas like in our cafeterias and so on and so forth that will probably wait till the month of June at least to start bringing our office was back we're finding that we can work what effectively from all I am remotely I mean the technology is there and the reason right now yeah so I I believe that our field employees unfortunately can't work so we have to work or to make them safe you'll be wearing masks accessing safe distancing also where I use other procedures that ensure the safety of each other and also there's a lot of political pressure if you will I'm governor Whitman who has a standing order to bring the state back up at the end of the month for some people saying watch the science wait till may and it is someone who's who's overseeing thousands of employees how do you see this and how do you see a rolling forward in our state well look at aria I know that the governor's very interested them and returning the economy so normal as quickly as possible but I think her mom is safety not only of our employees but also to citizens Michigan that's DTE energy CEO and president Jerry nor should talk about the effects of the corona virus.
"governor whitman" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Are with us this morning Democrat Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Republican Mike DeWine of Ohio governors with earned one welcome back to meet the press I want to start with something that the vice president said and I'm want to confirm it with you all he says that every state has enough testing city and enough equipment to begin I'm not testing to get through phase one governor DeWine is that true an Ohio well first wash up we've had a great partnership with the president and vice president up three weekends ago I called the president about a real problem we had about sterilizing mask the N. ninety five mask in with it that was an FDA problem and the president got that got that John big problem today I could probably double maybe even triple a testing in Ohio virtually overnight if the FDA would prioritize companies they're putting a look slightly different formula together for the extraction reagent chat and that's the issue if the FDA would do that we have a shortage worldwide shortage of some of the materials that go into that so really need help anybody FDA's watching this would really take our take our capacity of literally truck overnight and that's that's what we need to get right in Ohio all right there's the internal high anymore federal governor Whitman you have enough right now or or testing both capacity and equipment to have enough testing to do to to do this phase one guideline well similar to Ohio I think part of the story in Michigan as we have the capacity to double or triple the number of test that we're doing but we need some of these supplies the reagents on the swabs are absolutely essential he can't process all these pests if you can't take the sample and protected and move forward to serve through testing and so while our capabilities are there these important supplies are not and that's I think one of the points that you were making in your interview is that if the federal government would use the defense production act and say we're going to make every swap people meet and organized expedite creation of the reagents we wouldn't be able to know how prevalent covert nineteen as it would take down the risk associated with taking actions to re engage parts of our economy because we would have a lot more data about how prevalent covert nineteen solicitor states all right let's talk about the issue of re opening the economy governor Whitman I wanna start with you you you you saw those protests so let me ask this you have any regrets on any of the restrictions that you have put into place I don't and here's why you know Michigan right now has the third highest number of deaths from cold red nineteen and yet we're the tenth largest state we are have a disproportionate problem in the state of Michigan and so we can take the same kinds of actions other states have but it doesn't rise to the challenge were confronted and that's precisely why we have to take a more aggressive stance it's working we are seeing the the curve start to flatten although as people come in from across the state and gather and congregate without masks without standing six feet apart without those important protections it means that they might have gone back to these parts of our state and who perhaps brought covert nineteen along with them our rural hospitals are not equipped to handle a big surge and that's why this important steps that we've taken ours are just critical to continuing to find that her a governor out women stay with you here a minute on this issue though I'm just curious what did you learn about people's patience I guess in your in your citizenry's patients and are you contemplating figuring out how to balance that a little bit how do you have the sensually open a steam valve a little bit so that you don't so that these protests have become distractions of the greater good yeah absolutely you know every executive order that I've taken weighs heavily on me I know when we pull kids out of school that means they're not getting the education they need and some of them are going to get the meals that they've come to rely on I know that when we shut down bars and make restaurants down only there are businesses that may never open again and a lot of people are going to get laid off these stay home orders way incredibly heavy because I know there's an economic cost I know there's a mental health because people are are struggling with this isolation that we have at you know on top of all of the other stressors but the fact of the matter is we have to be really smart about how we proceed I'm glad to see that the White House recommended opening in phases or waves or whatever terminology you want to use the facts of the matter is we can't just turn back to what life was like before Colbert nineteen we have to be strategic we should be careful we have to look at different sectors of our economy how often is the interact with the public how close are the they work together are they indoor or outdoor do they share tools and machinery all of these are factors that have to go into a really thoughtful situation where we start to phase back in sectors of our economy but I'm always we're doing this calculation every day and looking to one and can do that safely because the worst thing would be a second wave governor to whine congresses you as a former member of Congress I'm certain certainly you're not surprised that Congress is it is struggling here to to do the second response financially there's gonna be some partisan back in force and you may have personal views on this but let me ask you this Congress's priorities here on the small business fund unemployment insurance that help to the state's help of hospitals what what do you want to see Congress should they prioritize one or the other or should all three states hospitals and that small business fund be prioritized simultaneously all of these are very important what we really need it at our local government level as well as at the state level is just more flexibility we're looking as you can imagine truck when we have a downturn in the economy two things happen as far as the state is concerned or local government your revenues go dramatically down and the cost of dramatically up so just more flexibility so that we can fight this virus at the same time be able to educate our children be able to take care of people who have mental health challenges that's really what we need so flexibility would be the the one word that I would ask from from Congress you're listening to our programming line up from Sunday on C-SPAN radio W. C. S. P. F. M. Washington well let me ask you this governor DeWine you've had some protest we've seen that the president's egging on this protest is this wise to politicize social distancing right now you know check the only thing.
"governor whitman" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"Portions of America first are brought to you by job creators network we just had someone gets on the ground here in Michigan right now in Lansing we're expecting up to thirty inches in the upper peninsula the fact that we're cracking down on people travelling between homes or planting or landscaping or golfing really for a couple more weeks isn't going to meaningfully impact people's ability to do it because the snow will do that in and of itself sorry what the snow will golf for you well planned for you that's the last that's governor Whitman who seems to be running out of storm trooper is she says that you're not allowed to prompt you know let the landscape will play golf because the snow will fix it for you we have some unbelievable audio from her on their priorities she has that you can do in those states that we will share with you momentarily but I need to get to your calls the number is eight three three three three Gorka G. O. R. K. A. that's eight three three three three four six seven five two if you're looking for something diversionary yet any fighting this weekend if you're fed up of everybody talking about Titan king you know what to do go to No safe spaces dot com you can download you can stream you can order the DVD of my friend my colleague Denis Buckley my rabbis are allowed I think it is it's no safe spaces it is the story of how political.
US governors are fighting coronavirus – and Donald Trump
"Yourself president trump is pretty direct in his criticism of state governors in the past week most notably Washington state Jay Inslee Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer a states that have been at the epicenter of this crisis and he was asked by a reporter what he wants from governors and here's what the president said June very simple I want them to be appreciative I don't want them to say things that are true I want them to be appreciative we've done a great job as you noted you're not just a governor you're the chair of the national governors association our state leaders able to communicate with this president in a way that's productive right now well so with hearing the good news the good news is that we have now had six the conversations with all of the nation's governors with the president and vice president of top team we just had another one yesterday we were you have conference calls with all of them and we're pretty Frank and direct in these discussions and we tell the president exactly what we need what the issues and problems are and they lay out some of the things that they're doing we have made progress I mean there are maybe eight out of ten things that we pushed the federal government to do that they have taken action on done and there are improvements but we're continuing to push for more we do appreciate some of the actions that have been taken but we're we're we're still not satisfied with some of the others and what do you mean governor when they're not governor Whitman and I did a an op ed in The Washington Post today together talking about what governors need and the one of the things we need is what we you just talk about which is more production and distribution and coordination of these materials and supplies the PPD testing and that we we only have seconds left but president trump has suggested that the testing problems are over they've been fixed is no longer an issue yeah that's just not true I mean I know that they've taken some some some steps to create new test but they're not actually produced and distributed out to the state so it's it's a good thing aspirational thing and they have taken they've got some new things in the works but they're not actually on the streets and then that's the most they have enough testing then how much of a concern does it give you that that the president right now clearly doesn't have accurate information well it's we we we think it's important to get the facts out there and I think there are people in the the administration who are talking about the fact every day and we're listening to the part of the smart team the coronavirus team the vice president and and ambassador Berkson and Anthony Fauci and people like that who are giving factual information on a daily
"governor whitman" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Governor Whitman if they don't treat you right I don't call those words by the president at the latest coronavirus task force briefing he was speaking about a small group of governors he feels vice president pence shouldn't waste his time with as the V. P. continues communicating over the fight against carbon nineteen very simple I want them to be appreciative I don't want them to say things that are true I want them to be appreciative we've done a great job the message directed specifically to the governors of Washington and Michigan meantime governor Gretchen Whitmer via Twitter says quote right now we all need to be focused on fighting the virus not each other I'm willing to work with anyone as long as we get the personal protective equipment we need for the people of Michigan Jason Scott WWJ newsradio nine fifty the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan skyrocketing with more than eight hundred new cases than yesterday or then Thursday there's now three thousand six hundred and fifty seven confirmed cases in ninety two deaths Wayne Oakland and Macomb counties have been hard hit in the outbreak meantime Michigan is one of four areas in the U. S. that the Pentagon is closely monitoring for coronavirus infection trends as it decides where else the military might have to be deployed Reuters are reporting that the army corps of engineers is doing its own analysis in addition to looking at data from elsewhere within the federal government confirmed cases in the U. S. topped one hundred thousand on Friday with more than thirty six hundred in Michigan other hot spots are Florida Louisiana and Chicago meantime Detroit police chief James Craig Meg has tested positive for the virus mayor Mike Duggan made the announcement Friday Craig is at home and won't return until he's recovered mayor said protecting police officers from the virus is his highest priority at this time we have thirty nine officers who have tested positive for covert nineteen we have four hundred and sixty eight officers on court TV we got thirty five back in the last day or so we've got a hundred nineteen in the process of being brought back but this is a major focus of the operations of this department some personnel have been deployed to different areas within the department to help out for his part mayor Duggan says he has not been tested himself for the virus because he doesn't have any symptoms W. W. J. news time three oh eight time for traffic.
"governor whitman" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Gambling in the mid in state this reflects a compromise with governor Whitman which would mean a higher tax on gambling then what was initially anticipated the bill now wait for the governor's signature you a W. workers at fiat Chrysler have approved a new contract seventy one percent of workers voted for the deal the largest margin of the big three the deal will bring all lower in progression workers up to full salary more from ought to be reporter Jeff Gilbert coming up W. W. J. news time eight twenty one starting December eleventh this is known by several names one is the cold moon while another is the moon before Yule good descriptors of the time of year and it has another name that's every bit as obvious but only when you think about it the long night moon it tells us that the moon is in view for a longer period than any other full moon of the entire year the moniker becomes obvious when you consider the full moon is a mirror image of the sun offset by six months so whatever the sun does today the moon will copy six months later round the time of the summer solstice for example the sun is in view longer than at any other time of year it climbs highest across the sky as well and rises and sets for this north at that time the full moon is puny by comparison since it rises around sunset and sets around.
"governor whitman" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Michigan. The US house of representatives passing a Bill strengthening healthcare protections for people with preexisting health conditions. Michigan congresswoman, Debbie Dingle says she agrees if the Affordable Care Act can use some improvement, and she is willing to work across the aisle to get the job done. But when this congress and this administration attempt to roll back protections for people with preexisting conditions. I will always stand against those policies. The Dearborn democrat says that house passed legislation as a response to the Trump administration's guidance last fall that allows insurance companies to deny coverage charge higher premiums based on pre existing conditions. The Bill now heads off to the Republican controlled Senate legislation to cut those high auto insurance rates in Michigan now on the road to winning approval in Lansing, but WWE Lansing bureau chief Tim Scooby says a showdown is looming between Republican lawmakers and democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer who says she doesn't like the plan that was passed this week by the Senate Republican to have a plan that they cut your auto insurance rates democratic governor says no you don't. And she is threatening a veto if they were to send her what they passed in the Michigan house last night. But well that sounds kind of threatening. I'm hearing from all of the players here that they do want to sit down and apparently see if they can negotiate a plan that she could sign Democrats oppose the Bill saying it favors the insurance industry and would not guarantee any long-term rate relief for drivers Republicans say the people should not be forced to buy unlimited coverage. Well, the new head of Dodd is taking some heat for governor Whitman governor Whitman's proposed guest tax hike w j Stephanie Davis with the story from Sterling Heights. There was some back and forth between state transportation. Director Paula Jones who tried to make the case at this town hall meeting for the governor's proposed Forty-five cynic gallon fuel tax to raise two point five billion dollars to in her words, fix the dam road.
"governor whitman" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"The snowstorm but instead his roads were clear so i guess goods charlie baker mass when my son i think the bedrock of his high approval ratings has been how he handled that horrible 2015 winter when the nbta alway collapsed which could have been could've been terrible for him but it appears the voters in massachusetts liked the way he felt he took responsibility and took steps in and he's been in the sixties and seventies ever since not the only factor but i think if that gone a different way you wonder if he have done what he's done it's a great points head and governor whitman dole is obviously had some self inflicted wounds with cooler in warmer and you have so i think she deliberately took a very cautious approach to the storm and emphasized the need for people have a backup plan if they did lose power fortunately it appears that not many people did yeah and listened check on your neighbors during this cold snap you don't wanna regret it if you don't let's all take care of each other when it's this cold all right we're supposed to talk about the general assembly so long why we do that at the top of the show we said the possible proposals is really really garnering the most attention do you think this will be the single most dominant issue this session the possums i'd say early on yes a speaker patios been very consistent in being very skeptical about this and at the same time we don't know if it's going to come up with a and offer offer what that offer is and you know cisa game of chicken playing out between rhode island and worcester by think that will dominate some attention early on all possible it's all the time john yeah specially depending on what the house does in terms of timing so the send going gonna do next tuesday they're going to take it up in committee i assume it will be on the floor thursday so the senate's role may be done by next week the house could drag it out till june or the house could do the week after we don't know and so it will dominate the debate as long as the house led to dominate debate it's funny my test is always what people.
"governor whitman" Discussed on Movin 92.5
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"governor whitman" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM
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