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Michigan News And Capitol Report, Week Ending Fri., March 20, 2020

Business Community Wanted More Ramp-Up Time, Now Wants More Answers

"To her credit, her administration has been open to input including, from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and other business leaders," Rich Studley, president of the Chamber told MIRS on Monday. "We've been working very hard to help the administration understand, 'Yes, we must take action to protect the public health but we also must work to make sure we don’t do undue harm.’"

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UIA Staff Working OT To Process 1,500% More Unemployment Claims

State unemployment official are helping customers during business hours but processing claims "after business hours" to handle the influx of unemployment claims in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Strategic Fund OKs $20M In Emergency Aid For Small Businesses

In a special meeting held virtually today, the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) Board approved $20 million in aid for helping businesses affected by the closures ordered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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No Foreclosures During Pandemic, Gov Says

No one should lose their house to foreclosure in the middle of a global pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said, so she issued an executive order Wednesday bumping back the deadline to pay back taxes.

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