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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 Order 2020-35, which orders […]

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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 state […]

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Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2020   Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order Governor directs all non-critical businesses to temporarily close, all Michiganders to stay home or six feet away from others during COVID-19 crisis LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all […]

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Due to COVID-19, MDHHS closes lobbies except for appointments; suspends rules requiring office visits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 034 – March 17, 2020 Contact: Bob Wheaton, 517-241-2112 LANSING, MICH. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today announced that MDHHS will close its lobbies to visits from the public, except for appointments, and will stop requiring residents to visit MDHHS offices in order […]

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Chaldean Community Foundation receives $20,000 Consumers Energy Foundation Grant

Grant to Chaldean Community Foundation’s Capital Campaign Supports New Community Center to Expand Workforce Development Programs, Mental and Physical Health Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2020 Sterling Heights, MI – The Chaldean Community Foundation has received a $20,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation to expand its community center, supporting workforce development programs, mental […]

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PRESS ADVISORY: Reps. Levin and Lawrence to Host Vigil for Jimmy Aldaoud and Call for End to Iraqi Deportations

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) tomorrow evening will join the family of Jimmy Aldaoud, a Michigan Chaldean man who was deported to Iraq in June and died on August 6th of a diabetic crisis, for a vigil honoring his life and memory at the Chaldean Community Foundation in Sterling Heights. Mr. […]

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Deferred Removal for Iraqi Nationals Including Minorities Act

Congressmen Levin and Moolenaar Introduce Bill to Provide Relief for Iraqi Nationals Facing Deportation The bipartisan Deferred Removal for Iraqi Nationals Including Minorities Act will grant two years of relief from detention and deportation for Iraqi nationals with orders of removal. Washington, D.C. – Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI-09) and Congressman John Moolenaar (R-MI-04) late yesterday […]

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