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Whitmer Urges Legislative Action on Unemployment Aid

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is calling for the legislature to act quickly to continue extended unemployment benefits… “Hundreds of thousands of hardworking people who head up families and need to put food on the table will lose their unemployment benefits if the legislature doesn’t act in the next few days. …

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MDHHS Announces New COVID-19 Rules

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services continues to fill in the vacuum created by the dissolution of Whitmer’s COVID-19 safety executive orders. Yesterday, Director Robert Gordon directed school districts to post information about probable or confirmed school-associated COVID-19 diagnoses prominently on the district website within 24 hours.  Guidelines …

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Benson: November Election Results Will Be Delayed

Michigan’s November election results likely won’t be finalized until the Friday of election week. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson spoke in Lansing yesterday… “Now, it may be sooner, but we want to manage those expectations and we want all watching our election to be patient as our clerks work methodically, …

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Peters in Isolation Following COVID Exposure

U.S. Senator Gary Peters is in isolation because of COVID-19 concerns. The Michigan Democrat was seated close to Republican Senator Ron Johnson at a recent Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee meeting. Johnson has since tested positive for COVID-19. Peters says he’s since tested negative, is feeling fine, and …

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State Employees Now Get Parental Leave

State employees now have the option of taking up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, following the birth or adoption of a child. The new policy took effect when the new fiscal year began yesterday. Governor Gretchen Whitmer said the birth or adoption of a child requires time and …

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Whitmer Sends Well-Wishes to Trumps

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is wishing President Donald Trump and his wife Melania a speedy recovery, following their COVID-19 diagnoses. In a statement released this morning, Whitmer noted that the virus doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, a Republican or a Democrat, young or old. She added that she hopes …

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Whitmer Signs Michigan Budget

Michigan begins its 2020-2021 fiscal year today with a budget in place, and none of the controversy that consumed last year’s process. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the budget into law yesterday.  Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has reduced tax revenues and increased state expenses, base funding for K-12 schools, community …

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Thousands Apply for Frontliner College Program

Michiganders are lining up quickly to take advantage of the new Futures for Frontliners program. The initiative provides a tuition-free pathway for essential workers who do not have a college degree to obtain one, or earn a technical certificate. Since the program launched just over two weeks ago, more than …

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