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Michigan News And Capitol Report, Week Ending, Fri., January 8, 2021

Why 60% Of MI's Unemployed Are Temporarily Without Benefits

The $300 in additional federal unemployment checks on the regular state program could begin by the end of next week. But for the 544,000 Michiganders whose benefits ceased on Dec. 26, they'll have to wait longer because those programs "will take longer to implement," according to the state Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) this week.

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Gov's Goal Is For Every School To Offer In-Person Option By March 1

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Friday announced the state has set a goal to have every Michigan school district offer some sort of in-person learning option by March 1, if not sooner.

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What 6 MI Residents Arrested On D.C. Have In Common

The six Michigan residents listed as being among the arrested in connection with the U.S. Capitol breach and unrest Wednesday have several things in common.

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No Lawyers Remain As State Senators; First Time In State History

Going back to when Michigan was admitted into the union in 1837, the Michigan Senate has never been without an attorney as one of its elected members. Until now.

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