COVID-19 Recovery Plan From Governor Whitmer
According to the Lansing State Journal, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has a plan that she says will cripple COVID-19, get students back in schools and residents back to work.
This new proposal was announced Tuesday, and it's called the Michigan COVID recovery Plan.
This plan relies on roughly $5 billion in federal funds already awarded to the state. The plan is to provide grants for businesses and more money for school districts.
Let's take a look at what this new plan has to offer:
1. Help families in need of food or assistance paying their rent or utilities with billions on federal funding.
2. Expand a tax incentive for businesses that relocate and grow in Michigan.
3. Provide funding for new job training programs.
4. Establish a pilot program for 400 single parents pursuing higher education through existing state avenues.
5. Offer $5 million for a Capitol security weapons ban.
The initial news release and Whitmer announcement notes hundreds of millions of dollars will go to school districts and toward vaccine distribution, increased testing, tracing and lab capacity. (LSJ)
Governor Whitmer says this plan is needed. The plan outlines how the governor wants to vaccinate more people, provide new and additional funding to small businesses and schools.
The plan also includes feeding those most in need and extend benefits for those unable to work because of the pandemic and related health orders.