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Nessel to investigate canceled contract to trace infections

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Dana Nessel

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says her office will investigate how the state awarded a since-canceled contract to a Democratic political firm to help contact and warn people who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus, after Republicans raised questions. Nessel, a Democrat, agreed Thursday to probe the procurement process at the request of a Republican senator. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last week ordered the cancellation of her administration's contract to Great Lakes Community Engagement. The company is owned by a Democratic consultant who planned to use software developed by a firm with ties to Democratic campaigns.