LANSING, MI (AP)-- Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing criticism after the disclosure of another severance deal for a former top health official, after a $155,000 payout to Michigan’s ex-health director Robert Gordon came to light.
The state Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that deputy director Sarah Esty also reached a separation agreement, which are highly unusual in state government. Details weren't immediately provided.
Gordon abruptly resigned January 22. At that time, Whitmer wouldn't say if she'd sought his exit.