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Senate votes on COVID measures last week set scene for this week's House vote

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Senate Republicans have voted to limit the length of coronavirus restrictions issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration, unless they are extended by the GOP-controlled legislature.

The bill would be vetoed if it reached the Democratic governor’s desk.

Senators did find common ground, though, on other pandemic-related measures last week. They voted unanimously to keep intact unemployment changes for an additional three months and to provide $250 million in funding. Water shutoffs would be prohibited statewide under a separate bill.

The voting set the stage for final House action this week before lawmakers adjourn for the year.

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