Stories tagged: "covid relief"


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.

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)
Michigan’s Plan to Reignite the Economy Addresses the Real Cause of the Labor Shortage

The real reason businesses struggle to hire during the economic recovery has little to do with direct COVID relief and a lot to do with poor wages and working conditions.

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.

La Cocina Cubana with it's owner Iliana Tamayo and manager Ilianis Hernandez.
Lansing’s La Cocina Cubana Used to Bustle. Here’s How It Survived an Industry Crisis in Michigan.

A lot went wrong for Lansing’s locally-owned Cuban joint La Cocina Cubana. But owner Iliana Tamayo shares one saving grace that kept her kitchen cooking.

Photo by: Mysti C Baker
‘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.

President & CEO Devon Wilson hard at work with Sunlight Gardens volunteer.
Black Farmers in Michigan Finally Get Needed COVID Relief from Biden

After being all but left out of COVID relief under Trump, Michigan's 19 Black-owned farms finally are seeing support.

20 January 2021, Lower Saxony, Hanover: A two-year-old child plays in the living room at home. Many daycare centers offer only emergency care in the current Corona situation, so many family with working parents are faced with childcare problems. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Images)
COVID Relief Gives Hope For Michigan’s Childcare Providers

President Biden is giving childcare centers the funding to back employees, and that’s helping get Michigan parents back to work.