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Governor Signs Directive Targeting Geographically Disadvantaged Areas

Feb 10, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive seeking to improve the State of Michigan’s contracting process by increasing business opportunities for Geographically Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (GDBEs) to contract with the state. Under the directive, the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) must set a goal that 20% of total expenditures from state departments and […]

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Governor Signs Directives Related to Inflation Reduction Act

Sep 09, 2022

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed three executive directives to ensure Michigan takes advantage of tax credits and other opportunities in the recently passed federal Inflation Reduction Act. The first directive ensures businesses are positioned to take full advantage of the act to lower the cost of doing business. Provisions include directing departments to identify […]

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Governor Signs Directive on Infrastructure Permitting

Jun 03, 2022

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is seeking to streamline the permitting process to help infrastructure projects get started quicker and be completed on time and budget by boosting inter-departmental coordination through an executive directive signed this week. The directive requires the Michigan Infrastructure Office (MIO) to convene all relevant state departments and agencies to develop a coordinated […]

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Governor Signs Directive on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Dec 10, 2021

In preparation of billions in federal funds, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Directive to ensure Michigan readies the state to build up electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It directs state departments to take a number of actions to help the state build the future of mobility and electrification, including: Prioritizing in-state businesses and workers Helping […]

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Governor Signs Directive Requiring Implicit Bias Training

Jul 10, 2020

On Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Directive 2020-7, which directs the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) to begin developing rules for implicit bias training as part of the knowledge and skills necessary for licensure, registration and renewal of licenses and registrations of health professionals. Implicit bias training was one of the recommendations […]

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Governor Creates Mobility Office

Feb 28, 2020

As Michigan continues to strive to be the leader in mobility, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed two measures that she hopes will further help the state achieve that goal. First, she signed Executive Directive 2020-1, which directs the creation of the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification and the designation of a Chief Mobility Officer […]

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Governor Announces Sweeping Changes

Feb 08, 2019

On Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued two executive orders and an executive directive making changes to environmental oversight in Michigan. Executive Order 2019-2: Restructures the Department of Environmental Quality as the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. It creates new offices within the department, including the Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate, the […]

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Governor Whitmer Signs First Executive Directive

Jan 04, 2019

On her first full day in office, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed her first Executive Directive.  Aimed at state department employees, the directive’s goal is to ensure any imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare is immediately reported, assessed, and investigated by department employees, department directors, and agency heads. “Governor Whitmer is fulfilling a campaign […]

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