Michigan Senate targets virus restrictions; OKs jobless, water bills
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Senate Republicans have voted to limit the length of coronavirus restrictions issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration, unless they are extended by the GOP-controlled Legislature.
The bill would be vetoed if it reached the Democratic governor’s desk.
Senators did find common ground, though, on other pandemic-related measures late Thursday. They voted unanimously to keep intact unemployment changes for an additional three months and to provide $250 million in funding.
Water shutoffs would be prohibited statewide under a separate bill.
The voting set the stage for final House action next week before lawmakers adjourn for the year.
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