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Gilda Z. Jacobs: It’s time to fix Michigan’s safety net

The more precarious a person’s position, the more important a strong, secure safety net is. That has been crystallized by the COVID-19 pandemic, which...

In final debate, Trump slams pandemic aid as a ‘big bailout’...

WASHINGTON — Asked during Thursday’s final presidential debate about why another round of economic relief hasn’t been approved to aid unemployed Americans and struggling...

Here are two statewide ballot proposals you should know about

Presidential, congressional and state House candidates are on the Nov. 3 general election ballot in Michigan.  But there are also issues before voters, although not...

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...

What’s in Michigan’s $62.8B budget? Here’s what we know.

Updated, 9:40 a.m., 9/24/20 Michigan leaders are close to nailing down a $62.8 billion state budget plan for Fiscal Year 2021, as legislators released details...

State budget bills start to move after leaders announce framework

The House and Senate pushed two budget bills Tuesday to the next step in the process in an attempt to finalize the Fiscal Year...

Leaders agree on budget blueprint with 2 weeks until new fiscal...

Just a few weeks ahead of the state's new fiscal year, which begins on Oct. 1, leaders have come to an agreement on a...

‘We’re not through this’: Governors plead with Congress for emergency assistance

WASHINGTON — Democratic governors on Thursday begged Congress to come to the aid of ailing states, which face unexpected expenses as they attempt to...

Whitmer signs bill to increase weekly unemployment benefits

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill Tuesday that will grant another $300 a week in unemployment aid for Michiganders.  Senate Bill 745, sponsored by Senate...

Senate GOP emergency relief plan leaves out direct aid to states

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans unveiled their latest coronavirus relief proposal Tuesday but were met with swift objections from Democrats. The GOP plan failed to include...

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