coronavirus

Marjorie Taylor Greene in new attack on Fauci demands his salary be stripped

BY: - June 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia on Tuesday led a group of House Republicans calling for the firing of Dr. Anthony Fauci, formalizing their intense criticism of his public statements and actions throughout the coronavirus pandemic into legislation. Those GOP lawmakers can’t actually oust Fauci from his post as director of the National […]

State reports 182 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths

BY: - June 15, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 892,651 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,574 have died from the virus — an additional 182 cases and 26 deaths since Monday. The deaths included seven identified during a vital records review, which the department conducts three times […]

Troubled Maryland plant told to toss part of the J&J vaccine ingredient it manufactured

BY: - June 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators have instructed Maryland’s Emergent BioSolutions to scrap some batches of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine substance manufactured at the company’s troubled Baltimore plant, while clearing a small portion to be used in the U.S. or sent abroad. Two batches of the J&J vaccine substance made in Baltimore were deemed “suitable […]

Whitmer calls for $1.4 billion spending on Michigan childcare

BY: - June 14, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday announced a proposal to invest $1.4 billion in federal child care funding to expand access to high-quality child care, make child care more affordable, and support child care professionals as part of her administration’s Economic Jumpstart Plan. “All families deserve access to quality child care that meets their needs and […]

Michigan reports 338 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday

BY: - June 14, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that a total of 892,469 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,548 have died from the virus — an additional 338 cases and eight deaths since Saturday. The new numbers combine both Sunday’s and Monday’s recorded cases and deaths, as DHHS does not […]

State reports 318 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths

BY: - June 11, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 891,933 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,487 have died from the virus — an additional 318 cases and 8 deaths since Thursday. DHHS also reports that an additional 104,823 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, […]

State reports 301 new COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths since Wednesday

BY: - June 10, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Thursday that a total of 891,615 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,479 have died from the virus — an additional 301 cases and 40 deaths since Wednesday. The department reports that 28 of the deaths reported resulted from a vital records review that […]

State reports 419 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday

BY: - June 7, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that a total of 890,764 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,376 have died from the virus — an additional 419 cases and 11 deaths since Saturday. The new numbers combine both Sunday’s and Monday’s recorded cases and deaths, as DHHS does not […]

Michigan reports 446 new COVID-19 cases Friday

BY: - June 4, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 889,957 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,293 have died from the virus — an additional 446 cases and 27 deaths since Wednesday. DHHS also reports that an additional 104,549 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, […]

Whitmer unveils plan to boost jobs, childcare with federal COVID relief funds

BY: - June 3, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced a new plan to invest in Michigan workers and small businesses by using a portion of federal relief funds. The “Michigan Economic Jumpstart Plan” would increase incentives for higher wages, give grant money to small businesses and expand childcare access for working families. “As we continue to take steps […]

State reports 510 new COVID-19 cases, 57 deaths Thursday

BY: - June 3, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Thursday that a total of 889,511 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,266 have died from the virus — an additional 510 cases and 57 deaths since Wednesday. The state notes that 62 deaths added to the overall total on Thursday come from the […]

Michigan Senate panel votes to chop corporate taxes

BY: - June 3, 2021

Updated, 2:19 p.m., 6/3/21 with additional comments The GOP-led Michigan Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday convened to discuss and vote on various bills seeking to reform the state’s tax system — including rolling back the corporate income tax.  SB 392, introduced by Sen. Jon Bumstead (R-Newaygo), aims to cut the corporate income tax from 6% […]