Nightside Report Feb. 28, 2021: Proposed bill would allow Michigan bars to stay open until 4 a.m., House Dems vow to raise federal minimum wage


Bill would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. in Michigan

Those working the late shift could catch last call and bars could pocket extra sales after missing out heavily during coronavirus restrictions under legislation under consideration in Michigan that would allow alcohol sales at bars and restaurants until 4 a.m.

Bill sponsor Rep. Ryan Berman testified in front of a state House committee last week that the measure would allow local municipalities to adopt their own rules to extend the pre-pandemic cutoff of 2 a.m. to make it 4 a.m.

Currently, indoor dining, including bars has a 10 p.m. curfew due to state COVID-19 restrictions. Berman said having the extension ready and waiting for businesses is important to help them financially recover from the pandemic because there’s a market for late night alcohol sales.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 587,581; Death toll now at 15,522

Metro Detroit weather: Final round of scattered rain falls Sunday evening

Lower temperatures are on the way with a line of rain showers ahead of it. Sunday evening will have temperatures fall from the 50s to the 40s, with scattered rain migrating across all of southeast Michigan. Precipitation will be light.

See the full forecast here.

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