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Whitmer continues to push for GOP approval of COVID-19 relief plan

Courtesy Governor Whitmer's Twitter

With billions of federal dollars waiting to be allocated, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is again appealing to the Republican-led legislature to pass a COVID relief plan.

Speaking at a news conference this afternoon (WED), Whitmer said GOP leaders need to get to the bargaining table.

“But it's time that we figuratively get in the room and negotiate the details and get it done," said Whitmer. Because every day that goes by, that's $5 billion that could be infused into our economy and our efforts to protect people.”

Whitmer’s COVID plan would spend more than five billion dollars quickly to put cash toward schools, small businesses and vaccine expansion. The Republican plans would roll the money out slowly – leaving billions of federal dollars unused.