With lawmakers away from Lansing for Thanksgiving break, attention turned from the Capitol to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state’s unemployment agency.

An audit released this week revealed the Unemployment Insurance Agency paid out nearly $4 billion dollars in improper payouts to claimants who were later deemed ineligible.

Faced with spiking COVID-19 infections, Michigan health officials have issued a public health advisory recommending that everyone over age 2 wear a mask at indoor public settings regardless of vaccination status.

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