Stories tagged: "COVID recovery plan"


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Michigan Rolls Out New Grant Program to Help Small Businesses Recoup Losses

Hundreds of millions of dollars are available for Michigan businesses that lost revenue because of the pandemic.

Two MDOT employees survey the damage on one of two North M-30 bridges on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Edenville Township north of Midland. After two days of heavy rain, the Edenville Dam failed and flood waters rushed south, ravaging the landscapre in its path. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP)
7 Projects to Get Excited About in Gov. Whitmer’s Proposed Budget for Michigan

The budget proposal comes on the wings of a large surplus. With that money, bold new programs could bring teachers to Michigan and prevent floods.

The facts about Shiawassee County's hazard pay scandal
Explained: How COVID Relief Got Used as County Commissioner Bonuses in Michigan

Shiawassee County's culture of backroom dealing laid the groundwork for its latest scandal— county commissioners giving themselves "hazard pay" for working during the pandemic.

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
A $15 Minimum Wage for Michiganders Could Be Done with COVID Money

If Michigan boosts its minimum wage, the first three months could be covered by the state, says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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‘We Survived It’: Michigan Business Owner Made It Through a Year of Unpredictability

A local Michigan store owner gets a second chance of opening her business as we see economic growth with more pandemic support than ever before.

In this Sept. 11, 2010 file photo, Temeka Williams, right, of Detroit, uses her EBT/Bridge Card tokens for a purchase from Elizabeth and Gary Lauber from Sweet Delights at the Farmer's Market in Detroit. House approval of a scaled-back farm bill is setting up what could be an even bigger fight over food stamps and the role of domestic food aid in the United States. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
There Is More Support Coming for Michigan Families. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Families with kids on free and reduced lunch might be getting a little help putting food on the table.