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State officials talk about heating assistance programs, business leaders encourage people to shop local, and state lawmakers say gridlock over pandemic legislation is likely to continue. This is your news roundup for Friday, November 27. 

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As the weather gets colder, the State of Michigan continues to offer help for residents who find themselves in crisis situations where they cannot pay their utility bills, buy heating fuel, or fix a broken furnace or boiler.

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After a lot of action in the Spring, the state legislature has been quiet on COVID for months.

Instead they’ve focused on legal and political battles.

Legislators say that gridlock over the pandemic is likely to continue.


The Michigan Retailers Association is asking residents to safely support local businesses over the holiday.