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LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has vowed to keep pushing the White House for more COVID-19 vaccines as the state experiences a spike in cases.

The Democrat on Sunday told CBS’ “Face The Nation” that she plans to work with the White House but wants to do everything she can to get additional vaccine doses. President Joe Biden has said Washington will give Michigan more federal resources to support vaccinations and testing but not additional vaccines.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked the White House if it is considering sending additional COVID-19 vaccines to states, including Michigan, that face surging coronavirus cases.

White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients responded Tuesday that U.S. officials are thinking through how to address hot spots. He says everything is on the table.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The following is a press release from Michigan Senator Ed McBroom's office:

State Sen. Ed McBroom was among a select group of state and local elected officials who were invited to join President Donald Trump for the signing of two executive orders at the White House on Wednesday. 

The executive orders are part of the president’s commitment to reducing regulatory burdens on individuals and small businesses.

Whitmer heads to Washington this week

Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MPRN)--   Michigan governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer is set to meet with President Trump at the White House Thursday. 

Whitmer will join a bi-partisan group of incoming governors hoping to discuss their priorities for the coming year with the President.

A spokesperson for Whitmer says the Governor-elect wants to weigh-in on trade policy, promoting affordable health care and protecting the Great Lakes.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   President Barack Obama is expected to visit a Detroit neighborhood and talk with residents during his trip to the city.  

During Wednesday's trip, Obama plans to celebrate the resurgent U.S. auto industry by visiting the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and is scheduled to speak at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources in Detroit.

In an advisory, the White House says Obama will see "the remarkable progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods."

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)--   The UP is back on the map. 

MLive.com says a map that the White House put up on the Web showing which states were expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act was showing an outline of Michigan that omitted the Upper Peninsula.

Michigan is among the states that are expanding Medicaid under the health care law.

Republican U.S. Rep Dan Benishek of Crystal Falls says that "considering that President Obama visited the UP" in recent years, it would make sense for him to include it on his website's map.