LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers have begun voting to authorize the federal government’s supplemental $300-a-week unemployment benefit and provide $6 million in state funding for costs related to devastating flooding in the Midland area.
The legislation cleared the House Tuesday and will receive Senate approval Wednesday.
The $2.9 billion spending measure — almost all of it federal dollars — includes the $300 jobless benefit created by President Donald Trump after talks broke down with Congress.
Also included is $6 million to match federal funds to clean up and respond to a May dam failure that led to flooding in Midland and Gladwin counties.
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