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What’s in Congress’ $900B COVID relief bill — and what’s left...

Congress on Monday night cleared and sent to President Donald Trump the first major COVID-19 relief measure since the spring, a sprawling spending bill...

Shirkey teams up with Unlock Michigan to ‘put pressure’ on Whitmer...

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake), who continues to rally against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 orders — even after similar rhetoric led to a...

House approves $465 million COVID-19 relief before year-end

The Michigan House passed a $465.07 million supplemental funding bill for COVID-19 relief, focused on vaccination and test distribution and providing money to health...

Senate passes $465M COVID-19 relief bill in long Friday session

In a session nearing twelve and a half hours in length Friday, the Michigan Senate wrapped up its last Lame Duck session of substance...

Workers’ COVID-19 lawsuits could be quashed under GOP push in Congress

WASHINGTON — A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with a Tyson meat packing facility in Iowa alleged that managers secretly took bets on...

A new baby and a 9-month furlough with no end in...

When Rachael Guzzardo was furloughed from her job as a physical therapist for a large health system in metro Detroit in May, the mother...

With Buttigieg as Transportation secretary, Michigan enviros envision a ‘federal ally’...

On Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden made history in announcing former South Bend, Ind., Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg as his choice to...

Column: New Kids Count data on families’ needs demands bipartisan action

We have known since the coronavirus pandemic hit Michigan that it was going to hit families with children particularly hard, especially families who were...

Education Secretary DeVos heads for the exits, leaving a legacy of...

Updated, 7:06 a.m., 12/16/20 WASHINGTON — In four years in office, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos failed to broaden her appeal beyond the moment she...

More bad COVID-19 news: Michigan unlikely to see a minimum wage...

The COVID-19 pandemic is set to hit workers in another way, as a scheduled minimum wage hike is unlikely to go into effect on...

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