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DMGS Michigan Update: Coronavirus Legislation

In Michigan, lawmakers recently passed a package of legislation to address various COVID-19 policies, including those related to extending unemployment benefits and addressing COVID-19 liability. Unemployment Benefit Extension Senate Bill 0886 amends the Michigan Employment Security Act to add several provisions regarding COVID-related unemployment benefits. The bill essentially codifies and makes law Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-76. Currently, someone eligible for unemployment benefits in Michigan may receive benefits for […]

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Louisiana Special Sessions

Refresh: What is a Special Session? Unlike a regular legislative session, legislatures hold special sessions to deal with specific issues or topics, limiting the session’s scope to these issues.  Each state has its own rules and laws for special session procedures, including how they are initiated.  In 14 states, only the Governor can call for a special session.  Meanwhile, either a state’s Governor or legislature can call a special session […]

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