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Rep. Kildee: Unemployment benefits are a lifeline for millions and they...

COVID-19 continues to sweep across the nation, and Michigan is being hit especially hard.  So far, over 6,000 people across our state have tragically lost...

Survey: Michigan women of color harmed economically by COVID-19, 78% back...

Two-thirds of women of color in Michigan have either lost their jobs or faced reduced work hours because of COVID-19, according to a survey...

Detroit group to protest against Trump police plan on Friday

Detroit Will Breathe, the progressive anti-police brutality group, on Wednesday continued to push back against President Donald Trump’s recent decision to send federal agents...

Whitmer strengthens enforcement of COVID-19 orders to prevent Michigan from going...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive directive 2020-08 this week directing state departments and agencies to ensure that businesses are prioritizing the enforcement of COVID-19-related...

State requires coronavirus testing for farm workers

The state of Michigan on Monday took an additional step to protect agricultural and food processing workers from COVID-19.  Robert Gordon, Michigan Department of Health...

Susan J. Demas: We’re in a Trump recession. Michigan Republicans think...

In Washington, conservative fiscal scolds are finally emerging from an almost four-year hibernation in the deficit-busting, economic-tanking Trump era, as polls show the president...

Nessel doesn’t appeal Line 5 tunnel decision to Supreme Court

Attorney General Dana Nessel will no longer pursue one of her legal fights against Canadian oil company Enbridge, while another continues on. Nessel had originally...

Column: Senate GOP COVID-19 relief plan is light on ‘relief,’ low...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spent a portion of her COVID-19 briefing this week criticizing the long-awaited U.S. Senate Republicans’ COVID relief package that proved to...

Michigan’s jobless benefits are dated. The claims system is plagued with...

Michigan last updated its maximum state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in 2002, the same year Avril Lavigne released her album “Let Go” and Congress...

‘14,000 attempts’: Balky technology, expiring benefits worry workers, state leaders

Democrats and Republicans in Congress are continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by...

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