Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills Extending Unemployment Benefits Until Year End

On Tuesday, October 20, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bills 886 and 991, expanding unemployment benefits to Michiganders. The bills will extend unemployment benefits for Michiganders who have lost work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic from 20 to 26 weeks until the end of the yearSenate Bills 886 and 991 were both sponsored by Senator Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth)

“No Michigander should have to worry about how to put food on the table or pay their bills, especially during a global pandemic,” said Governor Whitmer. “These bipartisan bills are an important step in providing immediate relief for working families, but given the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Michigan, I urge the legislature to take further action to make this permanent. 40 states, including all of our neighbors, automatically provide at least 26 weeks of unemployment relief. Michiganders deserve better than a short-term extension that expires at the end of the year. It’s time to work together on a long-term solution for working families.” 

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  • Michael Cornelius
    published this page in NEWS 2020-10-21 09:41:30 -0400
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