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State will use $1M from CARES Act to enroll Michigan residents...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday the state will use more than $1 million of federal CARES Act funding to reach Michiganders who have lost...

Whitmer signs bipartisan bills extending unemployment benefits 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 886 and Senate Bill 911 extending eligibility for unemployment insurance to 26 weeks, up from 20...

Legislature OKs coronavirus unemployment bill after deal reached with gov.

Updated, 10:07 a.m., 10/14/20, with comments from Whitmer's office In a marathon session, complete with ongoing negotiation between the GOP legislative leaders and Gov. Gretchen...

Tlaib urges CDC to order moratorium on water shutoffs

WASHINGTON — A pair of Democrats on the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform last week called on the U.S. Centers for Disease...

State Supreme Court denies gov. 28-day extension for state of emergency

The Michigan Supreme Court denied Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s request to delay its ruling that struck down her emergency orders. Whitmer asked for a 28-day delay,...

U.S. House passes new pandemic relief bill, but talks lag on...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday night narrowly passed a slimmed-down $2.2 trillion Democratic coronavirus relief bill that retains hundreds of billions in...

Civil Rights Commission cites education ‘inequities’ in report inspired by Flint...

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) on Wednesday released a 62-page report outlining inequities in Michigan’s K-12 education system. It offered specific recommendations for...

Native American tribes ‘very close to reaching a breaking point’ in...

WASHINGTON — Native American tribes are facing a dire situation from the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing some of them to a breaking point, American Indian...

Whitmer signs bipartisan budget, but GOP leaders still get digs in

Hours before the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday signed a $62.8 billion budget that was...

60K enroll in state’s free tuition program for frontline workers

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Sept. 10 a state program offering free college tuition for essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis. The state says...

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