Whitmer plans to use federal COVID funds to boost Michigan economy

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Governor Whitmer has announced a plan that will fire up Michigan’s economy by using federal COVID funding to raise hourly wages.

Whitmer proposes spending 300 million dollars to help businesses pay their workers $15 an hour. State grants would cover the raises for three months if the business would commit to continuing the pay increase for and additional three months. She says that investment would be a big shot in the arm to the state’s economy.

The plan would need the approval of the Republican-controlled state legislature. There are ongoing negotiations about how to allocate the remaining $2 billion in COVID aid for Michigan.

 

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  1. ” $15 an hour. State grants would cover the raises for three months if the business would commit to continuing the pay increase for and additional three months.”

    The first hit is free…

    The PROPER solution for this is to block the extended COVID unemployment benefits like so many red state governors have. There’s no incentive to work when you make $35k per year on unemployment. Protip: $15/hr is only $30k/year so this isn’t going to help anyway. It’s just another leftist money waster.

  2. I really think that isn’t fair to the essential workers that have worked throughout this whole pandemic and have a license and they receive nothing….. especially when we work in the dental field…..

  3. It’s just a way for her to be Santa Claus. or buying votes. etc.
    So when the money runs out the wages go back and they lose the employee.
    I say give it to all those companies you put out of business because you were acting like a dictator.

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