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25% of Michigan Attorney General staff temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 closures

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Posted at 10:41 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 11:45:46-04

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has temporarily laid off about 25 percent of her office, in the first reduction in state government related to the coronavirus.

That is more than 100 people who have been furloughed.

“While certain areas of the department’s legal work have dramatically increased as a result of this emergency, other areas have slowed,” according to spokeswoman Kelly Rossman-McKinney.

Read the full statement below:

“The COVID-19 public health emergency has impacted everyone, including the Department of Attorney General. While certain areas of the Department’s legal work have dramatically increased as a result of this emergency, other areas have slowed. Yesterday, we issued temporary layoff notices to more than 100 people, about 25% of our workforce, which reflects the difficult reality that we all face. The staff at this Department do amazing work on behalf of the people of this State every single day. We will continue to do that, regardless of the challenges that arise in the future.”

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