Michigan deserves better than Gretchen Whitmer.
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Gretchen Whitmer ordered COVID-19 positive patients into Michigan nursing homes, endangering our most vulnerable - and then her administration undercounted deaths.
Gretchen Whitmer promised to run an open and transparent administration, but instead has kept secrets from the public throughout her time in office.
Governor Whitmer made many promises when she ran for office, but has failed to deliver on them year after year.
"Report: Number of Michigan Nursing Home Deaths
42 Percent Larger Than Whitmer Disclosed"
"Whitmer pledged openness. Lately, silence is default for Michigan governor"
"Whitmer Admin significantly undercounted Michigan nursing home COVID deaths, state auditor finds"
"Gov. Gretchen Whitmer campaigned on transparency, but for two months, she's hidden details of a Florida trip that might have violated both Federal Aviation Administration and Internal Revenue Service rules,"
"Rep. Steve Johnson of Wayland said the 'undercount'...is 'sizable and shocking.'"
“This is a frustrating development from a governor who, as she took office, made pronounced public overtures about making meaningful reforms to the state’s dismal transparency laws...Yet, when given the opportunity to live up to those declarations, Whitmer and her administration seem persistently attached to the murkiness that has permeated Michigan government for decades.”
“Reporter to sue Michigan Gov. Whitmer for allegedly not releasing COVID-19 nursing home data”
“Michigan Gov. Whitmer faces calls for investigation into coronavirus nursing home deaths”
"Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must reverse course on her executive order that is placing Michigan’s most vulnerable seniors at risk. It’s a matter of life and death. In mid-April Whitmer issued an executive order that ultimately instructed many of the state's nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients. That put other residents in jeopardy, and may well have contributed to the high death rate in Michigan nursing homes."
“Throughout her tenure, Whitmer has stubbornly resisted accountability and transparency. She's running a secretive and aloof administration, seemingly arbitrarily handing down orders that have tremendous impact on the well-being of Michigan residents without bothering to fully explain.”
"Revelations of severance payouts and confidentiality agreements with former Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon and former Unemployment insurance Agency Director Steve Gray have rocked Whitmer’s administration, which has spent the past year developing COVID-19 orders behind closed doors."
"Insider: Benton Harbor activist says filing 'forced' Whitmer officials into action."
“The hush money scandal that is engulfing Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has a tip-of-the-iceberg feel. Whitmer signed separation agreements with two of her top former aides, Health Director Robert Gordon and unemployment chief Steve Gray, that included large payouts and confidentiality clauses forbidding them from discussing their departure and employment.”
"Suit alleges 'deliberate indifference' from govt. leaders over Benton Harbor water crisis."
"A group of Benton Harbor residents filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad, and other state and city officials last week, accusing the government leaders of “deliberate indifference” and alleging they failed to adequately warn residents of elevated lead levels in the city’s water for years."
“Whitmer breaks pledge to 'fix the damn roads' under new budget”
"On roads, Whitmer made the promise, she owns the failure."
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