Fallout from shutdown of Ambassador Bridge spills onto US soil, causing concerns for businesses
The fallout from the shutdown on the Canadian side is spilling into the U.S., causing concerns for businesses and even with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. We’re here at the truck entrance to Canada, and the trucks are lined up, but the line went way past what we can see here in the video player above.
COVID relief funds battle: Why Republicans won’t budge on Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s $5.5B request
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking state Legislature for $5.5 billion to battle COVID. In a statement, the office said “There is $40 million in the pipeline for release to local public health departments. Local health departments may need to take some actions to accept the funding, but money should be very close to being released.”AdHowever, Frederick said that that is not enough. Whitmer proposes $67 billion state budget that prioritizes pandemic recoveryREAD: Michigan Gov.
Parents weigh in on Gov. Whitmer’s push to resume in-person in learning by March
Gretchen Whitmer announced on Friday her push for Michigan public schools to resume in-person learning by March 1. Whitmer encourages Michigan public schools to reopen for in-person learning by March 1Ibrahim has two kids in elementary in the Farmington Public Schools. Kids need their education... Our children are the future.”Like other parents, David Phillips, who has two kids in school in Fraser, knows that kids are better in school. And I think we’re putting our kids in harm’s way,” he said.
Michigan State of Emergency expires at midnight; governor wants 28-day extension
The Michigan Legislature is meeting Thursday to continue debating the State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Gretchen Whitmer wants to extend the emergency another 28 days after it expires Thursday night at midnight. The state Legislature is slated to vote on the governor’s request before it expires. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has risen to 40,399 as of Wednesday, including 3,670 deaths, state officials report. State officials say the rate of growth is continuing to slow, while testing rates continue to rise.