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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It appears that our Governor thinks that losing $1 billion to fraud and faiing to serve our citizens deserves a golden parachute. It's like we're in bizarro world."

- Rep. Jeff YAROCH (R-Richmond) on news that former Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve GRAY received close to $86,000 in buy-out money to leave his post as part of a severance agreement.

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$2.25-An-Hour Bump For Direct Care Workers Make Legislators' Budget
"Direct care workers will receive a $2.25-an-hour increase from March 1 until Sept. 30 under the House-Senate supplemental bill that faces an uncertain future with Gov. Gretchen WHITMER."
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Everyone Over 50 Can Get COVID-19 Shot Starting March 22
"The state today announced the expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility access for the first time since early January, clearing the way for everyone 50 years or older to get the shot starting March 22."
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RGA Meets With Gubernatorial Possibilities In Michigan
"The executive director of Republican Governors Association (RGA) made a swing through Michigan on Tuesday and talked to at least three people about the possibility of running for governor, MIRS has learned."
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State, Former UIA Head Can't Disparage Each Other In Separation Deal
"Both the state and former Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) Director Steve GRAY agreed to "not make any statements or take any action disparaging the reputation of the other" in the separation agreement between the parties released by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) today."
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Theis Empowered With Subpoena Power To Capture Education Data
"The chair of the Senate's education committee is asking the Department of Education to turn over by March 9 certain data it hopes will allow the committee to analyze student academic growth and compare student outcomes classroom-by-classroom."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It appears that our Governor thinks that losing $1 billion to fraud and faiing to serve our citizens deserves a golden parachute. It's like we're in bizarro world."

- Rep. Jeff YAROCH (R-Richmond) on news that former Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve GRAY received close to $86,000 in buy-out money to leave his post as part of a severance agreement.