Michigan’s government is responsible for the protection and improvement of the lives of Michigan citizens. The Michigan Constitution provides for three branches of state government: executive, legislative, and judicial.
Michigan’s executive branch is headed by the governor, who is elected to a four-year term. The Michigan Constitution provides for a strong executive branch, headed by the governor. The governor appoints the heads of all state departments and agencies, as well as members of boards and commissions.
The Michigan Legislature is the legislature of the state of Michigan, and is one of the three co-equal branches of state government, along with the executive and judicial branches. The primary purpose of the Legislature is to enact new laws and amend or repeal existing laws. The Legislature has 100 members in the Senate and 110 members in the House of Representatives. The presiding officer of the Senate is the Lieutenant Governor, while the Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives.
The Michigan judicial branch is the Michigan state government agency that is responsible for the administration of justice in the state of Michigan. The judicial branch is composed of two levels of courts: the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. The Michigan judicial branch is responsible for interpreting and applying Michigan state laws, and also has the power to review decisions of state courts and Michigan administrative agencies.
Official Name: Michigan
Governor: Gretchen Whitmer
Contact: Contact the governor
Main Address: P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, MI, 48909
Phone Number: 517-335-7858