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Executive Branch

  • Executive BranchIn addition to the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Michigan's voters elect two other executive branch officials statewide - the Secretary of State and the Attorney General. While candidates for the governor's office are chosen in the August primary election, candidates for the others are nominated at the regular year between presidential elections (voters cast one vote jointly for Governor and Lieutenant Governor). An amendment to the constitution adopted by the voters in 1992 limits these elected executives to two terms (eight years). This limitation applies to terms if office beginning on or after January 1, 1993.

State Departments

  • Michigan Department of AgricultureAgriculture and Rural DevelopmentThe mission of the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is, "Assure the food safety, agricultural, environmental, and economic interests of the people of the State of Michigan are met through service, partnership and collaboration.">  Visit Web Site
  • Attorney GeneralAttorney GeneralThe attorney general is the lawyer for the State of Michigan. When public legal matters arise, he renders opinions on matters of law, and provides legal counsel for the legislature and for each officer, department, board, and commission of state government. He provides legal representation in court ...>  Visit Web Site
  • Civil RightsCivil RightsThe Department of Civil Rights, in implementing the mission of the commission, secures the full enjoyment of civil rights guaranteed by law and the constitution through the elimination of discrimination. This is accomplished through the investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination; o ...>  Visit Web Site
  • Civil Service CommissionCivil Service CommissionThe Civil Service Commission has overall responsibility for regulating conditions of employment for classified civil service workers in all of the departments of the executive branch of state government.>  Visit Web Site
  • Community HealthCommunity HealthThe Department of Community Health (MDCH) strives for a healthier Michigan. The functions of MDCH include development of state health policy and management of the state's publicly funded health service systems. More than 2 million Michigan residents will receive services this year funded in whole or ...>  Visit Web Site
  • CorrectionsCorrectionsThe Department of Corrections administers Michigan's adult prison, probation, and parole systems. The department has jurisdiction over all adults convicted of felonies who are sentenced to prison. Convicted felons who are not sentenced to prison terms are either sentenced to a county jail term or are ...>  Visit Web Site
  • EducationEducationThe Department of Education, under the direction of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, carries out the policies of the State Board of Education. The Department implements federal and state legislative mandates in education.>  Visit Web Site
  • Environmental QualityEnvironmental QualityThe department is dedicated to protecting human health and to preserving a healthy environment.The department will exemplify good environmental stewardship and affirm that a healthy environment is critical to our social, cultural, and economic well-being. The department will protect human health and ...>  Visit Web Site
  • Family Independence AgencyHuman ServicesThe Department of Human Services directs the operations of public assistance and service programs, through county family independence agencies, in every county in Michigan. It administers assistance payment programs available within the state. These programs include temporary assistance for needy ...>  Visit Web Site
  • Insurance and Financial ServicesInsurance and Financial Services (DIFS)The Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is responsible for regulating Michigan's financial industries, including banks, credit unions, insurance, mortgage companies, and other consumer finance lenders. >  Visit Web Site
  • Department of Licensing and regulatory AffairsLicensing and Regulatory AffairsThe Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) supports business growth and job creation while safeguarding Michigan's citizens through a simple, fair, efficient and transparent regulatory structure.>  Visit Web Site
  • Military and Veterans AffairsMilitary and Veterans AffairsThe Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, also known as the state military establishment, has 3 primary missions: to execute the duties laid down by various statutes and the governor, administration of state-supported veterans programming, and military preparedness to assist both state and ...>  Visit Web Site
  • Department of Natural ResourcesNatural Resources (DNR)The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.>  Visit Web Site
  • Secretary of StateSecretary of StateThe Department of State is the oldest department of Michigan state government and is administered by the secretary of state. Elected to a 4-year term, the secretary of state is a member of the executive branch of government and has constitutional as well as statutory duties.>  Visit Web Site
  • Michigan State PoliceState PoliceThe purpose of the department is to provide 24-hour statewide quality police service for the safety and protection of the people and their property in the state of Michigan. Its primary responsibilities are to reduce the opportunities for crime, to reduce traffic accidents through diligent and fair e ...>  Visit Web Site
  • DTMB Logo SmallTechnology, Management and BudgetThe Department of Technology, Management and Budget promotes a unified approach to information technology management and provides centralized administration of services including auditing, budgeting, employee resources, financial services, fleet management, mail, printing, property management, purchasing, ...>  Visit Web Site
  • Department of Transportation TransportationThe primary functions of the Department of Transportation are the construction, improvement, and maintenance of the state highway system -the 9,620 miles of interstate, U.S.- and M-numbered highways, and the administration of other state transportation programs. Responsibilities include the development ...>  Visit Web Site
  • TreasuryTreasuryTreasury exists to provide quality financial, tax, and administrative services. The state treasurer acts as principal advisor to the governor on tax and fiscal policy issues. The state treasurer is the chairperson of the Michigan Debt Advisory Board, the Michigan Education Trust, the Michigan Higher E ...>  Visit Web Site
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