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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Everybody loves spending money around Christmastime, right?"

- Sen. Curtis HERTEL Jr. (D-East Lansing) when asked if he felt the Republican legislative majority would support Gov. Gretchen WHITMER's request for a $100 million relief package for small businesses and other hits hardest by the government's measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Whitmer Wants $100M For COVID Relief
"Gov. Gretchen WHITMER asked legislative leaders today to pass $100 million in relief for families and small businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic on the argument that "we simply cannot wait" for the federal government to come through with its next assistance package."
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UIA Unplugged Fraud Protections During Height Of Backlog
"As of May 17, an estimated $1.5 billion in higher-risk unemployment insurance claims were rushed out the door during the height of the COVID-19 backlog without going through the regular fraud manager system, according to a report prepared for the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) and released today."
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No Reported COVID Outbreaks Connected To Trump Rallies
"If anyone caught COVID-19 at a President Donald TRUMP airport rally -- or other political event, for that matter -- several local health departments where those events took place haven't found it."
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James Gains Support In Every County In '20
"Republican U.S. Senate candidate John JAMES improved his percentage vote total in 2020 from his 2018 run in every single Michigan county, according to an analysis conducted by MIRS of the official vote tallies available with the Secretary of State."
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6% Of Population In Three U.P. Counties; 3.25% Of Michigan Test Positive
"Nearly 6% of the population in three Upper Peninsula counties have tested positive for COVID-19 and a fourth has 5% of its population testing positive, based on a calculation using today's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) data."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Everybody loves spending money around Christmastime, right?"

- Sen. Curtis HERTEL Jr. (D-East Lansing) when asked if he felt the Republican legislative majority would support Gov. Gretchen WHITMER's request for a $100 million relief package for small businesses and other hits hardest by the government's measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.