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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Revenues look far rosier than the economic reality because revenues are artificially propped up by federal COVID relief, increased unemployment benefits and other temporary measures. It’s wildly unsustainable."

- Rep. Tom ALBERT (R-Lowell) in reaction to the $3.7 billion projected surplus for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

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Fence Goes Up; Session Canceled Next Week Over 'Credible Threats'
"The House and Senate have cancelled session next week, Tuesday through Thursday, due to "credible threats regarding events scheduled to take place at and around the state Capitol next week.""
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Abnormally Large $3.7B Balance Projected For '20
"When Michigan government closes the books on Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 in a few months, it is projected to have a $2.5 billion surplus in the General Fund and a nearly $1.2 billion balance in the School Aid Fund, the Senate Fiscal Agency reported today."
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Elections To Replace Lucido, MacGregor In Senate Set For August, November
"Two outgoing Republican senators will be replaced in a special primary in August and a general election in November, Gov. Gretchen WHITMER announced today."
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State Wants To Bring Back $350M Claim Against Flint Water Crisis Consultant
"The state wants a Genesee County judge to re-instate claims seeking $350 million from a utility company that provided consulting services to Flint during the water crisis."
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January Cases Half The Amount Reported In 15 Days In December
"At the halfway point in January, COVID-19 cases reported in Michigan so far are about half of what were reported in the first 15 days of December."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Revenues look far rosier than the economic reality because revenues are artificially propped up by federal COVID relief, increased unemployment benefits and other temporary measures. It’s wildly unsustainable."

- Rep. Tom ALBERT (R-Lowell) in reaction to the $3.7 billion projected surplus for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.