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State House votes to end COVID unemployment payments

Could the federal unemployment bonus be a thing of the past here in Michigan?


Along nearly a party line vote Thursday afternoon the State House passed a resolution that would end the weekly federal COVID unemployment payments of $300. It will now move on to the Senate -- which like the House -- is controlled by Republicans where it's expected to pass.


But Governor Gretchen Whitmer has said she would veto that bill.


Opponents of the continued federal payments say the money is incentivizes people not to work which has left employers unable to fill open positions.


Proponents of the payment said it's not fair to punish those who lost their job through no fault of their own.

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