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Governor Whitmer vetos bill that would violate federal law
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 01:18:42 EDT
Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed a republican sponsored bill that would have stopped a 300 dollar a week federal supplement that is being added to unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic. The extra payment is due to end September 4th under federal law. The GOP controlled legislature wanted to terminate it July 31 and is saying the money discourages people from rejoining the workforce. Whitmer says the bill would have violated federal law by ending the payment without a 30 day notice. She also notes the legislation would not have taken effect until 2022, by which time it would have been moot anyway.