Michigan - Coronavirus Press Clips Archive

Michigan school chief to lawmakers: Ease attendance rules

Detroit News - 8/11/2020

Mich. lawmakers to Trump: Dont cut Guard funding

Detroit News - 8/11/2020

School districts struggle to set fall plans amid COVID-19

Detroit News - 8/10/2020

Mich. officials plead for resources as schools face new year with no funding certainty

Detroit News - 8/7/2020

Teachers call for remote learning during COVID-19

Detroit Free Press - 8/6/2020

$5.7 million in small business development CARES Act money is headed to Michigan

Mlive.com - 8/5/2020

Michigan National Guard to continue COVID work through years end

Detroit News - 8/4/2020

After nearly 1M jobs lost, Michigans fragile economic recovery likely to last years

Mlive.com - 8/4/2020

Protests stir Michigan lawmakers to seek lower jail arrests, but keep cash bail intact

Detroit News - 8/3/2020

Skubick: State Budget Director faces sea of red ink, tax hike talk

WLNS – 8/3/2020

Michigan Legislature cancels session after senator’s test

Associated Press – 8/3/2020


Whitmer signs bills to resolve $2.2 billion budget deficit

Associated Press – 7/31/2020

Budget bills to fill gaps caused by coronavirus signed by Whitmer

Mlive.com - 7/31/2020

Child vaccinations down across Michigan

Lansing State Journal - 7/30/2020

School funding requests fill Tuesday's primary ballot

Detroit News - 7/29/2020

Whitmer to reimpose limits in Northern Michigan, reopen Detroit casinos

Detroit News - 7/29/2020

State gives out $40 million in renter aid to local housing groups

Detroit News - 7/29/2020

Whitmer officials: 'Severe' cuts ahead in Michigan without more federal aid

Detroit News - 7/28/2020

Whitmer calls for more federal help for Michigan

Detroit Free Press - 7/28/2020

Michigan Democrats suggest skipping state standardized testing next school year over coronavirus concerns

Mlive.com - 7/28/2020

Michigan senator asks FEMA to help school districts buy masks, cover costs related to reopening

Mlive.com - 7/27/2020

State employee furloughs end Saturday

Detroit Free Press - 7/24/2020

Active COVID-19 cases in Michigan prisons down, but threat isnt over

Detroit Free Press - 7/24/2020

Senate Democrats block overriding Whitmer whistleblower veto

Detroit News - 7/23/2020

More health, school spending in 2020 budget revised by Michigan legislature Wednesday

Mlive.com - 7/22/2020

Michigan lawmakers move to fill $2.2 billion budget hole

Detroit News - 7/22/2020

State of Michigan details plan to erase $2.2B budget deficit

Detroit Free Press - 7/22/2020

State workers: Civil Service used pandemic to hinder unions

Lansing State Journal - 7/21/2020

GOP lawmaker pushing to override Whitmer veto of tax deferral bills

Mlive.com - 7/20/2020

Michigan families will get more food assistance through July

Mlive.com - 7/17/2020

Experts see path to safe school reopening in Michigan, but uncertainty lingers

Detroit News - 7/16/2020

Experts: Absentee voting will reduce coronavirus risks

Detroit Free Press - 7/16/2020

Rental aid to replace Whitmers eviction ban this week

Detroit News - 7/14/2020

Casino revenue decline delivers wallop to Detroit tax receipts

Detroit News - 7/14/2020

State workers soon must opt-in annually to pay union dues

Lansing State Journal - 7/13/2020

President Trump OKs major disaster declaration for mid-Michigan after severe flooding

Mlive.com - 7/9/2020

Whitmer: Concerned about schools reopening

Detroit News - 7/8/2020

COVID-19 modeling site says Michigan at 'high' risk for outbreak

Detroit News - 7/8/2020

Whitmer vetoes state worker whistleblower expansion

Lansing State Journal - 7/8/2020

Michigan reports highest single-day count in seven weeks

Detroit News - 7/8/2020

Whitmer vetoes bills to further delay taxes during pandemic

Associated Press – 7/7/2020

Michigan issued $8 million in unemployment benefits in error

Lansing State Journal - 7/2/2020

Jobless fund dips below $2.5B, triggers tax hike

Detroit News - 7/2/2020

K-12 education leaders seek to cancel state assessments for 2020-21

Detroit News - 7/1/2020

Michigan hospitals still expect to lose millions after $850M in federal funds

Detroit Free Press - 7/1/2020

Whitmer signs off on $880M supplemental made up of federal dollars

Detroit News - 7/1/2020


Whitmer's school plan: Students and teachers in masks, no visitors, spaced desks, cleaning

Detroit News - 6/30/2020

Whitmer, GOP leaders agree on patch to 2020 budget amid virus fallout

Detroit News - 6/29/2020

Whitmer and GOP lawmakers reach budget deal

Detroit Free Press - 6/29/2020

Whitmer extends eviction ban, offers $50 million in aid

Detroit News - 6/26/2020

Michigan State passes budget without tuition hike

Detroit News - 6/26/2020

University of Michigan board rejects budgets, tuition hike

Detroit News - 6/25/2020

Michigan will register inmates to vote upon release from prison

Mlive.com - 6/23/2020

Michigan Republicans propose $1.3 billion plan for reopening K-12 schools this fall

Mlive.com - 6/23/2020

Number of layoffs a moving target at Western Michigan University

Mlive.com - 6/23/2020

GOP lawmakers want in-person learning for young students

Detroit News - 6/23/2020

Michigan leaders urged to shield vulnerable students from education cuts

Detroit News - 6/23/2020

Citing coronavirus, Michigan State University cuts pay for professors and faculty

Mlive.com - 6/22/2020

Michigan schools need $1B to reopen safely, group says

Detroit News - 6/18/2020

Michigan lawmakers approve $880 million in spending for coronavirus response

Mlive.com - 6/17/2020

House, Senate send $880M funding bill for COVID-19 response to Whitmer

Detroit News - 6/17/2020

Michigan Senate approves bills to tax vaping products, allow flavored vaping

Detroit News - 6/17/2020

Recovery from coronavirus recession has begun, but Michigan unemployment remains among worst in U.S.

Mlive.com - 6/17/2020

Michigan communities awarded nearly $1 million for coronavirus recovery efforts

Mlive.com - 6/16/2020

College tuition freeze is gamble that students will stay

Detroit Free Press - 6/15/2020

Schools eyeing big cuts amid funding crash

Detroit Free Press – 6/15/2020

Budget chairs: Lift July deadline; Senate wants federal help

Associated Press – 6/12/2020

Whitmer plans to add more community members to policing board

Detroit News - 6/12/2020

State awash in federal money it cant spend

Detroit Free Press - 6/12/2020

Pandemic decimates funding for Michigan highway repairs

Detroit News - 6/9/2020

Whitmer: I dont support defundng the police

Detroit Free Press - 6/9/2020

Michigan prison population drop could be fastest in state history

Detroit Free Press - 6/9/2020

Wayne State freezes tuition, warns of budget cuts

Detroit News - 6/5/2020

Whitmer blasts state commission plan for new state employee union rules

Detroit News - 6/5/2020

340,000 unemployment claims flagged for fraud in Michigan

Detroit Free Press - 6/5/2020

Whitmer eviction ban set to expire Thursday

Detroit Free Press - 6/5/2020

Michigan school officials pitch tentative reopening plans

Detroit News - 6/4/2020

Survey: COVID-19 leads more Michigan teachers to consider leaving

Detroit News - 6/4/2020

Michigan school chief: Congress must halt steep aid cuts

Detroit News - 6/4/2020

Panel OKs $1.2B coronavirus bill; visitation rules relaxed

Associated Press – 6/3/2020

Whitmer calls federal coronavirus testing efforts uneven, asks Congress for help with budget shortfall

Mlive.com - 6/2/2020

Whitmer criticizes federal COVID-19 response, calls for more aid at congressional hearing

Detroit News - 6/2/2020


Macomb exec to Whitmer: It's time for a small business restart

Detroit News - 5/30/2020

State employees, others who are partially unemployed in Michigan, can still collect extra $600 per week from feds

Mlive.com - 5/30/2020

Coronavirus budget issues are an every city problem, Michigan mayor tells Congressional panel

Mlive.com - 5/29/2020

Groups want Whitmer to end lifetime ban theyve fought for years

Detroit Free Press - 5/29/2020

Michigan Lottery players waiting to be paid out nearly $20M in jackpot prizes as state offices remain closed

Mlive.com - 5/29/2020

Whitmer delays exploring budget cuts as GOP criticizes foot dragging

Detroit News - 5/28/2020

Whitmer: Michigans budget crisis threatens schools

Detroit Free Press - 5/28/2020

Michigan reminds residents water bill relief is available during the coronavirus pandemic

Mlive.com - 5/27/2020

Michigan colleges make changes to ensure COVID-19 doesn't move in

Detroit News - 5/26/2020

Michigan extends food assistance program during coronavirus pandemic

Mlive.com - 5/26/2020

Whitmer says she has to censor herself speaking about Trump to get fed aid

Detroit News - 5/24/2020

Huge cuts to school programs loom if lawmakers dont provide relief funding, West Michigan educators say

Mlive.com - 5/22/2020

Michigan offers emergency relief for veterans during coronavirus crisis

Mlive.com - 5/22/2020

Mid-Michigans flooding adds to states pandemic woes

Detroit Free Press - 5/20/2020

Trump threatens Michigan funding over Bensons decision to mail absentee apps

Detroit News - 5/20/2020

Local governments, small biz to get some CARES Act money

Detroit Free Press - 5/19/2020

Michigan to receive $315M for testing, contact tracing

Detroit News - 5/19/2020

All state registered voters to be mailed Aug., Nov. absentee ballot applications

Detroit News - 5/19/2020

Michigan residents hanging on to $50 million in can, bottle returns

Detroit Free Press - 5/18/2020

1 of Michigan colleges biggest coronavirus problems isnt inside the classroom

Detroit Free Press - 5/16/2020

Michigan school leaders seek help to avert $1.2B hit to existing budgets

Detroit News - 5/15/2020

Coronavirus causes $3.2B drop in state revenue

Lansing State Journal - 5/15/2020

Coronavirus prompts projected $3.2B drop in Michigan tax revenue, more losses expected

Mlive.com - 5/15/2020

Whitmer forms panel to figure out way to reopen school in fall

Detroit Free Press - 5/15/2020

92 percent of Michigans unemployed workers receiving share of $5.6B in benefits

Mlive.com - 5/15/2020

Report: Michigan facing $2.6B budget deficit during COVID-19 pandemic

Detroit News - 5/14/2020

Michigan settles suit after landmark right to read ruling

Detroit Free Press - 5/14/2020

Growing Medicaid rolls could cost Michigan $500M during budget crunch

Detroit News - 5/13/2020

Senate directs $524M in federal aid to public safety workers, childcare costs

Detroit News - 5/13/2020

Michigan: 92% of eligible unemployment claims have been paid

Detroit News - 5/13/2020

Michigan plans to furlough 64% of workforce, save $80M to deal with budget woes

Detroit News - 5/13/2020

State to furlough 31,000 employees

Lansing State Journal - 5/13/2020

Senator warns of potential 25% cut in state school funds

Detroit News - 5/12/2020

COVID-19 fails to stop Mich. pot industry as sales explode during pandemic

Detroit News - 5/12/2020

Michigan hospitals getting $900M in fed COVID-19 aid

Detroit News - 5/8/2020

Report: State tax revenue in April down $1B or 43% from last year

Detroit News - 5/8/2020

Michigan tax revenues plunged more than 40% in April

Detroit Free Press - 5/8/2020

Michigan's CARES Act aid ranks near bottom of nation when rated by COVID-19 cases

Detroit News - 5/7/2020

Michigan students to get access to food assistance

Detroit Free Press - 5/5/2020

Whitmer creates own oversight panel for coronavirus spending

Detroit News - 5/4/2020

GOP cites weapon in fight with Whitmer: Money

Detroit Free Press - 5/4/2020

Michigan liquor sales increased in March, despite bar closures

Mlive.com - 5/1/2020


GOP lawmakers plan to sue Whitmer over emergency powers

Lansing State Journal - 4/30/2020

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announces plan for free college tuition for frontline workers

Fox 2 -4/29/2020

Michigan pledges $130M to help parents afford child care

Detroit News - 4/29/2020

Mich. needs help paying coronavirus unemployment

Lansing State Journal - 4/28/2020

Michigans universities and colleges bleeding revenue amid coronavirus closures

Mlive.com - 4/28/2020

Whitmer: Extend state of emergency by 28 days

Lansing State Journal - 4/27/2020

One million people in Michigan have received unemployment benefits since mid-March

Mlive.com - 4/27/2020

FEMA awards $124.6M to state in COVID-19 pandemic response

Detroit News - 4/25/2020

Michigan mortgage lenders partner with state to provide borrowers coronavirus financial relief

Mlive.com - 4/25/2020

Republicans vow to cut Gov. Whitmer’s emergency powers

Associated Press – 4/23/2020

Whitmer: Laying off 2,900 state employees was the right thing to do during coronavirus pandemic

Mlive.com - 4/22/2020

Whitmer begins 2,900 temporary layoffs amid COVID-19 pandemic

Detroit News - 4/22/2020

CARES Act shortchanges small cities, local officials say

Lansing State Journal - 4/22/2020

Budget cuts, layoffs, tuition increases possible at Wayne State amid COVID-19

Detroit News - 4/22/2020

Coronavirus could mean temporary windfall for health insurers

Detroit Free Press - 4/22/2020

Michigan restaurant owners seek help after chains gobble up initial federal funds

Mlive.com - 4/21/2020

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will give up 10 percent of salary during coronavirus pandemic

Mlive.com - 4/20/2020

Adhering to stay-at-home order now will help businesses reopen sooner, Whitmer says

Mlive.com - 4/20/2020

UM officials taking pay cuts amid projections of up to $1B in losses from COVID-19

Detroit News - 4/20/2020

Michigan OKs plan to help startup businesses

Lansing State Journal - 4/17/2020

Whitmer partners with governors in 2 other states, asks Trump for more money during coronavirus battle

Mlive.com - 4/17/2020

Michigan set to lose billions in tax revenue as coronavirus hits state budgets nationwide

Mlive.com - 4/17/2020

Protesters urge Whitmer to release Michigan inmates facing risk of coronavirus in state prisons

Mlive.com - 4/16/2020

Growing opposition ruptures unity behind Whitmers COVID-19 response

Detroit News - 4/14/2020

Michigan adding servers, call centers to handle record unemployment claims

Detroit News - 4/14/2020

Key Michigan lawmakers encourage layoffs of nonessential state workers

Detroit News - 4/13/2020

Michigan college students stuck paying rent ” for nothing

Detroit Free Press - 4/13/2020

Michigans self-employed workers can file jobless claims

Detroit News - 4/10/2020

Economists expect jaw-dropping coronavirus downturn

Lansing State Journal - 4/10/2020

Michigan tourism engine idled, waiting for coronavirus storm to ebb

Mlive.com - 4/10/2020

Detroit's three casinos, closed for COVID-19, report sharp revenue declines

Detroit News - 4/7/2020

Front-line state workers to get coronavirus bonus pay

Lansing State Journal - 4/6/2020

$500 grants available to Michigan restaurant employees out of work due to coronavirus

Mlive.com - 4/6/2020

Coronavirus spreading fast in Michigan prisons

Detroit Free Press - 4/5/2020

Michigan Lottery sales dropping; should they stop?

Detroit News - 4/3/2020

Michigan leaders preparing for $1B-$3B budget hole

Detroit News - 4/3/2020

Furloughs, pay cuts, benefit trims hit Michigan hospitals during COVID-19 outbreak

Detroit News - 4/2/2020

Whitmer closes K-12 schools for the rest of the school year

Detroit News - 4/2/2020

Michigan braces for budget hit of up to $3B

Detroit Free Press - 4/2/2020

Agencies helping the poor struggle to meet needs amid pandemic

Detroit News - 4/1/2020

Whitmer declares disaster, asks Legislature to extend emergency powers by 70 days

Detroit News - 4/1/2020


Coronavirus cost-cuts hit student state workers

Lansing State Journal - 3/31/2020

Whitmer joins GOP governor in coronavirus plea

Detroit Free Press - 3/31/2020

Report: Michigan schools could be closed for remainder of year due to coronavirus

Mlive.com - 3/30/2020

Whitmer OKs $150M to fight pandemic, vetoes other spending

Associated Press – 3/30/2020

Michigan 'several weeks' from peak in COVID-19 cases

Detroit News - 3/30/2020

Whitmer signs emergency COVID-19 response bills, vetoes nearly $80M in other spending

Detroit News - 3/30/2020

Whitmer considers releasing some state prisoners amid coronavirus

Detroit Free Press - 3/30/2020

Gov. Whitmer orders state hiring freeze

Detroit Free Press - 3/30/2020

Whitmer order seeks to slow spread of virus among inmates

Detroit News - 3/29/2020

Whitmer orders that homes water service be restored

Detroit News - 3/28/2020

Trump approves Michigan disaster declaration; more masks arrive

Detroit News - 3/28/2020

Whitmer: 'Very unlikely' K-12 schools will reopen this school year

Detroit News - 3/27/2020

Michigan musicians feel sting from coronavirus stay-at-home order

Mlive.com - 3/24/2020

State school chief urges lawmakers to waive time, test mandates

Detroit News - 3/23/2020

Michigan jobless claims surge to 108,000

Detroit Free Press - 3/22/2020

Whitmer 'dismayed' as MDE says online learning won't count toward instructional time

Detroit News - 3/20/2020

Whitmer suspends evictions statewide until April 17

Detroit News - 3/20/2020

Casinos wants bailout, says shutdown affects 19,681 employees in Michigan

Detroit News - 3/20/2020

Whitmer requests federal funding for full use of Michigan National Guard

Lansing State Journal - 3/20/2020

Whitmer bans tax foreclosures statewide

Detroit Free Press - 3/18/2020

Mich. small businesses hit by COVID-19 get extra time to file monthly tax payments

Detroit News - 3/18/2020

House leader shares concerns over consequences of govs COVID-19 orders

Detroit News - 3/18/2020

Coronavirus response gets $125 million from state

Lansing State Journal - 3/18/2020

Michigan Legislature approves $125 million more for coronavirus response

Detroit News - 3/17/2020

Michigan education leaders ask DeVos for test waiver

Detroit News - 3/17/2020

Mich. chief justice: Courts must meet challenge of 'public health crisis'

Detroit News - 3/16/2020

Whitmer to Trump: Step up coronavirus response

Detroit News - 3/16/2020

All three Detroit casinos to close for at least two weeks

Detroit News - 3/16/2020

State Supreme Court issues order on 'emergency measures'

Detroit News - 3/15/2020

How the coronavirus outbreak is hurting Michigans economy

Detroit Free Press - 3/14/2020

Michigan lawmakers OK $25M for coronavirus response

Detroit Free Press - 3/12/2020

First cases of coronavirus confirmed in Michigan; Whitmer declares state of emergency

WXYZ – 3/11/2020

Michigan deal funds virus outbreak, tuition aid, tourism ads

Associated Press – 3/10/2020