A state program has distributed nearly $1 million dollars to Mid-Michigan households struggling to pay rent and utilities due to pandemic related hardships. The funds come from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Despite Michigan having the highest rate of new COVID-19 infections – per capita – in the country, new restrictions to limit the spread of the disease aren’t coming. However, the decision might be more political than scientific.
The Michigan Bureau of Elections says a petition campaign to initiate a law to curtail the governor’s use of emergency powers has gathered the signatures it needs. Now, the next step is to have that ratified by a state board.