Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a $106 million plan to provide relief to businesses and fund efforts to fight the economic impact of the coronavirus. Michigan unemployment benefits will be extended from 20 weeks to 26 weeks through the end of March.
Lawmakers approved changes to Michigan's sex offender registry after federal courts declared the current policy unconstitutional. The new rules would change aspects of registering and eliminate bans on registrants living or being within 1,000 feet of schools. It also would give an offender seven days to register upon conviction.
Members of Congress from the Northland voted along party lines in the second impeachment of President Donald Trump. Reps. Pete Stauber and Jack Bergman released statements saying the impeachment vote would further divide the nation.