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Karoub Report – June 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 30, 2020

COVID-19 continues to shape legislation as Republican lawmakers introduce a $1 billion “Return to Learn Plan” which steers federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to local school districts so officials craft their own safety protocols, learning plans, academic calendars and extracurricular activities addressing COVID-19 concerns; Unlock Michigan is seeking to repeal a 1945 law giving the Governor emergency powers; Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends State of Emergency, lifts Stay at Home Order and issues a ‘Play Ball’ EO; The Legislature passed an $880 million supplemental bill, sent to Gov. Whitmer, which allows the state to hire 500 additional Unemployment Insurance Agency employees and provides more PPE, rental and childcare assistance, and COVID-19 testing and equipment; COVID-19 nursing home patients would be separated and sent to a dedicated facility in one of Michigan’s eight health care regions under Senate Bill 956; The state is mandating regular COVID-19 testing of nursing home residents; The Legislature passed a ‘Cocktails to go’ bill for Michigan bars sent to Gov. Whitmer, who is expected to sign the bill.

For more information on these and other legislative initiatives, please click on the June 2020 Karoub Report below.

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