Stories tagged: "coronavirus relief"


FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Michigan’s Budget Is Better Than We Expected. Here’s Why

A combination of Gov. Whitmer’s leadership and good luck made it possible for the state’s budget to shape up far better than expected.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
JUST IN: Out-of-Work Michiganders Will Temporarily Get $300 More per Week

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a deal with FEMA Friday morning to get some extra support for Michiganders who lost their jobs during the pandemic.

Whitmer's power in crises might be cut.
Whitmer: Trump’s Executive Actions Do Nothing For Michigan’s Hurting Families

With nearly 100,000 Michiganders infected with the coronavirus, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says Trump is more concerned with winning the election than helping struggling families.

Graphic by Tania Lili.
Michigan Coronavirus Cases Spike 160%, Reaching Highest Increase Since May

Five months into the pandemic, the disease still burns across the state but much of the financial support for Michiganders has evaporated.

Many of Michigan's elderly nursing home residents cannot accept visitors. Photo via Shutterstock.
Trump’s Payroll Tax Stunt Is Part of a Long-Term GOP Plan: Ending Social Security and Medicare

With over a million Michigan residents collecting Social Security, the proposed payroll tax cut from the Trump administration could devastate the finances of older Michiganders.

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Michigan Families Left to Suffer as Federal Coronavirus Support Stalls

"No amount of hard work, grit, or sheer determination can fix what has happened," said Michigan mom Katie Carls.

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Out-of-Work Michiganders Already Lost Their $600 Coronavirus Unemployment Boost

The relief many out-of-work Michiganders now rely on during the pandemic is expiring. Here's why they've already gotten their final checks.