COVID-19

State senate approves $508.7 million in coronavirus spending

The bill would send money to child care centers, front-line workers, and the unemployment system.

State senators on Wednesday agreed unanimously to approve $508.7 million in spending on coronavirus relief.

The money, sent to the state as part of the federal CARES act, would go toward funding child care systems, paying wages for front-line workers, shoring up unemployment benefits, and buying COVID-19 testing supplies.

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According to an article in Bridge Magazine, the allocation represents about a sixth of the total $3 billion the federal government sent to Michigan.

You can read the full story here.

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