Stories tagged: "coronavirus relief"


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced new guidance for schools Jan. 8 to keep students, staff and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while providing the in-person instruction that is crucial to learning and development.
COVID Relief Expires Sunday, Cutting Michigan Nurses’ Pay

The relief Gov. Whitmer gave families in 2020? Republicans are letting it expire.

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 Republicans Have Held Back COVID Relief for Two Weeks

Money to help smooth vaccine distribution, keep Michiganders in homes, and help schools during the pandemic is waiting in Lansing. Republicans won't spend it.

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
GOP Tries to Force Whitmer to End Pandemic Protections in ‘Cruel and Reckless’ Move

In order to pressure Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to end her pandemic protections, Michigan Republicans have stalled coronavirus aid.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced new guidance for schools Jan. 8 to keep students, staff and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while providing the in-person instruction that is crucial to learning and development.
Gov. Whitmer’s Coronavirus Relief Aims to Help Address Coronavirus Learning Loss

The struggles to teach during the pandemic have left kids behind. A key part of Gov. Whitmer's new relief proposal is getting those kids back on track.

Rep. Justin Amash, formerly a Republican and currently an Independent, is among the five Michigan members of Congress to vote against the $2,000 coronavirus stimulus. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
These Five Michigan Reps. Voted Against $2,000 Coronavirus Relief

The House passed a measure to boost coronavirus relief payments to $2,000 on Monday. But five Michiganders in the lower house of Congress opposed it.

Memes erupted across social media in response to US government plans to send $600 stimulus checks to many Americans.
The Best $600 Stimulus Check Memes and Tweets You Need to See Right Now

The government is finally sending a bit of help to the American people—and social media was quick to respond with memes.

A small business in Detroit making masks for the coronavirus pandemic, supported by Michigan Women Forward. Photo courtesy of Michigan Women Forward.
This Program Helped More Than 300 Michigan Businesses Survive the Pandemic

From restaurants to child-care services, Michigan's small businesses are finding ways to thrive amidst the pandemic thanks, in part, to the Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund.