It's the latest development in a controversy over how Republicans who control government in Shiawassee County, population 68,000, handled a windfall from the federal government.
"The economy is doing very very well, so you can’t go backward for vaccinations unless there’s a new strain or something so where we are," he said. "The stock market is still within 2 percent of the all-time high and we think there’s a lot more to go."
Long-time employees are resigning at a fast clip. According to Oxford Economics, 2.5 million Americans have retired since Covid started. That’s twice as many people who retired in 2019.
The council approval came Tuesday by a 6-2 vote. The mayor has said $400 million is for restoring the city’s budget with the remaining $426 million going toward community investments. See which here.
An evaluation of Michigan's 83 counties found over the past 16 months that the state had a 38 percent increase in people experiencing food insecurity and for children that number rose 63 percent.
Expanding the program would open up free tuition at community colleges to an additional 22,000 people who worked during the pandemic in an essential role.
How that money is spent is worrying Michigan corrections officials. Some of the payouts are going to family and back taxes, but some could add to drug problems in prisons as well.
"A lot of people are very scared, they are fearful that they will be kicked out on June 30," said Kirsten Elliott, Community Housing Network. "We have a call center letting them know there's a whole process that their landlords have to work with."
Starting July 15, monthly child tax credit payments will begin going out to millions of American families. Here’s what you need to know.
Kennedy Russell, the 16-year-old owner of "Kennedys Confections," says she is making around 7 cakes a week for her customers.
Restaurant owners say they risk being closed if they can not find staff to work as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Detroit received the fifth-most money of any city after the American Rescue Plan was passed this year. Now it wants input from the community on how to spend that money.
Republicans are calling into question Whitmer's plan to pay a bonus of $300 a week to some workers to get back on the job.
Parents say they have questions about if they should get their child vaccinated. Dr. Patrick Gordon of St. Joseph hospital addresses those parents concerns,
Under federal law, schools with higher numbers of poor students will receive a larger share of the extra money. Another $2.2 billion was approved for rent and local governments.
Currently, the federal government offers an additional $300 for unemployed workers. A new proposal which will be presented next week would allow employees to collect that on top of their paycheck.
"I think used cars are the way to go right now," he said. "I think (in) 2022 I think the chips won't be an issue, it is more of the 2021 models. Right now a used car is a great value still."
Low- and middle-income parents can expect to receive $3,000 for every child ages 6 to 17 and $3,600 for every child under age 6.
Barely more than a year after the coronavirus caused the steepest economic fall and job losses on record, the speed of the rebound has been so unexpectedly swift that many companies can’t fill jobs or acquire enough supplies to meet a pent-up burst of customer demand.
So far, over 2 million people have signed an online Change.org petition calling for recurring $2,000 per month payments.