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On Wednesday, her first full day in office, Whitmer issued an executive directive requiring state employees to report perceived threats to public health and safety to their bossesand requiring those bosses to appropriately follow up on such reports.
The directive signed by Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II said that "we must continue to build bridges Rick Snyder, a Republican, had asked the Legislature to consider anti-discrimination protections but did so in a more reserved fashion.
I would be very interested in working with young transgender transitioning students and their parents to make sure that where there are opportunities in state law to improve on that we do that.