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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2020 Contact: press@michigan.gov Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year Executive Order sets guidelines for remote learning, ensures teachers, school employees will be paid for remainder of school year LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive...

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Michigan retailers warn lottery tickets lines are unsafe during coronavirus pandemic

Some are calling upon the state to shut down the sale of lottery tickets, saying it's a nonessential business. They note that lottery tickets can be purchased online. "They're endangering the store owners, the customers," said Martin Manna, president of the Chaldean Chamber of Commerce, which advocates for numerous stores in metro Detroit. "They've been asking: why is the...

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Governor Announces New Programs to Increase and Expand Unemployment Benefits for Workers Affected by COVID-19; Benefits increased for all unemployed workers, expanded to self-employed and low-wage workers

Contact: Jason Moon, 517-282-0041 (media only) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced new programs for workers affected by COVID-19. The governor, under the federal CARES Act, signed an agreement between Michigan and the U.S. Dept. of Labor to implement Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Compensation programs that grant benefits to workers who do not already qualify for...

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New unemployment filing schedule to help Michiganders apply for benefits

To help Michiganders receive unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has developed a schedule for workers to file for benefits based on the first letter of their last name. The agency continues to see a historical increase in working families seeking emergency financial relief and this new schedule will improve...

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