Michigan Workers Eligible for up to $500 in Aid

Michigan workers affected by the pandemic are eligible for $500 in support. What happened?


Starting today, hospitality workers who have temporarily lost their jobs due to COVID-19 can receive up to $500 in aid.
  • The funds are available after a $2.5 million dollar grant was pushed through from the Michigan Department of Treasury to the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association, with support from governor Gretchen Whitmer.
  • To qualify, hospitality workers must provide proof of employment and notice of their furlough or termination.
  • Those impacted can apply here.


reporting from the left side of the aisle


  • Points out that more needs to be done for Americans suffering from the economic impacts of COVID-19.
  • Reports that democrats are working hard to try and bring about more aid, but receive pushback from republicans
  • Reports that budget funds intended for COVID-19 relief have been abused instead of going to the people that need it.



  • Argue that money intended for hardworking Americans is being co-opted by liberals.
  • Points out that getting more aid will only be more difficult in the absence of a full Supreme Court.
  • Reports that Democrats’ approach to coronavirus relief has actually made things worse for Americans.


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