Michigan News Digest

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

VIRUS OUTBREAK-MICHIGAN

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the state’s revenues could drop by $7 billion over the next 18 months, as she urged President Donald Trump to work quickly with Congress to send more federal aid to states and municipalities. In a letter announced late Wednesday, written with other Democratic governors in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, she said revenues could drop by $3 billion this fiscal year and $4 billion the next budget year. By David Eggert. SENT: 150 words. Developing.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ELECTION 2020-CAMPAIGNING FOR VP

CHICAGO — California Sen. Kamala Harris is raising money for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden while speaking out about the disproportionate number of African Americans with COVID-19. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer went on “The Daily Show” to plead for help addressing the pandemic while wearing a T-shirt with a jab at President Donald Trump. As Biden begins the process of choosing a running mate, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has become an unexpected part of the audition. The women believed to be top candidates are competing for the job by trying to show off their leadership on issues thrust into the spotlight by the virus. By Sara Burnett and Bill Barrow. SENT: 970 words, photos, video.

AROUND THE STATE:

VIRUS OUTBREAK-NURSES SUSPENDED

Nurse Mike Gulick was meticulous about not bringing the coronavirus home to his wife and their 2-year-old daughter. He’d stop at a hotel after work just to take a shower. He’d wash his clothes in Lysol disinfectant. They did a tremendous amount of handwashing. But at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, Gulick and his colleagues worried that caring for infected patients without first being able to don an N95 respirator mask was risky. Hundreds of doctors, nurses and other health care workers across the country say they’ve been asked to work without adequate protection. Some have taken part in protests or lodged formal complaints. By Martha Mendoza and Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 990 words, photo. Note Michigan material.

SPORTS:

FBN–LIONS-DRAFT PREVIEW

The Detroit Lions will likely have an opportunity to turn a weakness into a strength because Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah is expected to there if they choose to keep the No. 3 pick overall in the NFL draft By Larry Lage. SENT: 650 words, photos.

GLF–TOUR SCHEDULE

The PGA Tour laid out an ambitious plan Thursday to resume its season the second week of June and keep fans away for at least a month, conceding that any return to golf depends on whether it can be played safely amid the coronavirus outbreak. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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