Gov. Gretchen Whitmer may have urged Michigan residents not to head Up North for the Memorial Day weekend. But the owner of a dock company says the governor’s husband asked to put his boat in the water last week before the holiday weekend, explaining that he was the guv’s husband. And how Whitmer faces her own boatgate controversy, which is ironic, because some of the first, loud complaints about her emergency stay-at-home order centered on people not being able to put their boats in the water (or play golf, but that’s another story). We discuss.
Also on today’s show:
- Daily coronavirus numbers from the state of Michigan and city of Detroit
- Kwame Kilpatrick isn’t getting an early release from jail. The story was suspect from the beginning.
- Fred Westbrook Jr., the former head of the DDOT bus driver’s union, has died of COVID-19
- Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and Twelve Oaks Mall have announced plans to reopen on Thursday with a number of precautions and protocols planned
- Five mobility projects related to complications from the coronavirus outbreak received funding from the state of Michigan
- A new report from LinkedIn says Detroit is the eighth-best city in the U.S. to start your career, based on affordable housing and high starter salaries
- And bubble tea is the top unique delivery order in the state of Michigan