From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer is pressing state lawmakers to allocate billions in federal COVID-19 aid, warning that a delay could slow Michigan’s vaccination rate and efforts to reopen schools and help ailing businesses. The push Tuesday coincided with Senate Republicans’ release of a $2.2 billion coronavirus relief plan, less than half of what the Democratic
governor proposed. Six weeks after Congress and then-President Donald Trump enacted the most recent round of funding, the GOP-led Legislature and governor have not agreed to disburse the aid – for vaccine distribution and virus testing, K-12 schools, businesses, emergency rental assistance and other priorities.
Full story at: https://www.wsjm.com/2021/02/10/whitmer-delayed-aid-may-slow-vaccines-senate-has-2b-plan/