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Whitmer Vetoes Unemployment Extension

LANSING, Mich., December 29, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox on Governor Gretchen Whitmer's decision to use her line-item veto power to block a provision which would have extended unemployment benefits for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"First, Governor Whitmer put people out of work with her shutdown orders. Then, through her administration's incompetence, it became almost impossible for out-of-work Michiganders to receive unemployment benefits. Now, Whitmer has vetoed extending aid to workers even though her draconian shutdowns continue. Clearly, the 'science' Whitmer is following doesn't include basic economics, and Michigan families are paying the price."