Rick Pluta

Capitol Bureau Chief and Reporter

Rick Pluta is the Capitol Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He is heard daily on WCMU's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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The Legislature’s Republican leaders led a delegation of GOP lawmakers to meet today (FRI) to meet with President Donald Trump.

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Republicans on the Wayne County vote-canvassing board say they have second thoughts about certifying election results. Michigan’s Democratic secretary of state says it’s too late to reverse the decision.

Starting Wednesday, restaurants in Michigan are again limited to delivery and takeout, high school and college classes can only be online, and non-professional sports games are cancelled. That’s under an order from Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s public health director.

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A judge in Wayne County ruled today (FRI) that certifying ballots in Michigan will go on as scheduled. He called challenges to vote-counting in Detroit “not credible.”

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer says Michigan’s COVID-19 numbers have taken a turn for the worse. This is the moment that medical experts have been warning us about, and dreading, since the beginning of this pandemic.