*Michigan is suffering in a major way and it doesn’t appear that anyone will be coming to the rescue.

State officials and lobbyist organizations that are trying to cut the state’s massive deficit supported a bill to extend the unemployment benefits for residents that are out of work and would be losing their benefits next month.

But now they are beginning to backpedal on their decision to back the bill because of the harshness of the compromise being made to receive it. (more…)