Whitmer signs supplemental spending bill
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has approved 384 million dollars in COVID-19 relief for child care and public safety.
Ten million of those dollars are for emergency relief after severe flooding in Southeast Michigan.
The governor signed Senate Bill 27 in Ypsilanti on Monday.
She says climate change means weather events like the floods will get more frequent and severe.
“I know that people are exhausted and stressed, and I know that after cleaning a basement, only to set it back up and to see it flood again, and again, in some cases, is just beyond frustrating.”
Whitmer thanked the legislature for coming together to allocate the money and says it will help Michigan families in the coming weeks and months.