Seven Midwest states to partner on reopening the economy

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Bench, COVID-19 lockdown, Photo Date: 4/2020
Photo: Chris O’Sullivan / MGN License

By DAVID EGGERT
Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Seven Midwestern governors announced Thursday that they will coordinate on reopening their state economies, after similar pacts were made earlier this week in the Northeast and on the West Coast. Thursday’s announcement covers Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The governors say they will work with experts and take a “fact-based, data-driven approach to reopening our economy in a way that protects families from the spread of COVID-19.” All together, the 17 states covered by the three pacts are home to nearly half the U.S. population.

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