‘We Simply Cannot Afford to Wait’: Several States Consider Stimulus Bills

Route Fifty: Following months of debate and disagreement that stalled a new round of federal coronavirus relief, some governors and state legislatures are taking stimulus proposals into their own hands.

In Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, last week asked Republican legislative leaders to push through a $100 million Covid-19 relief package before the end of the year. “Michigan families are hurting, and while we must continue to advocate for meaningful support from the federal government, we simply cannot afford to wait,” Whitmer wrote.

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