Rep. O’Malley talks about a series of bills being discussed in the House Oversight Committee Thursday that would reform the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, including his bill to create an ombudsman within the UIA.
Rep. Farrington talks about House passage Wednesday of her HB 5190, which would modify the Michigan Merit Curriculum to include successful completion of a half-credit course in personal finance as a graduation requirement. Currently, students must take two full credits of a language other than English to graduate. The bill would adjust this requirement to 1½ […]
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Thomas Albert talks about committee passage Wednesday of legislation devoting almost a third of a billion dollars to improving public safety in Michigan. Rep. Albert says the plan focuses on retention and recruitment of law enforcement, and includes $10 million for school resource officers, and could pass the full House […]
After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer dropped one federal lawsuit targeting Enbridge’s Line 5 to focus on a case in the state court system, state Rep. John Damoose of Harbor Springs today called on the governor and Attorney General Dana Nessel to end all their attempts to shut down the oil and natural gas pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac:
“My heart goes out to students, staff and their families after the despicable shooting at Oxford High School. I am praying for a quick recovery for those who have been wounded, and comfort for families and friends grieving lost loved ones. A tragedy like this shocks us all, and we need to support the people who endured this horrific trauma. Our community is unified in the face of this heinous act of violence, and we are especially grateful to our law enforcement officers and first responders for their efforts.”
Rep. Damoose talks about testimony Tuesday as the House Education Committee began to take up his HB 5557, which would allow community colleges in Michigan to grant four-year bachelor of science degrees in nursing. Rep. Damoose says serving communities and improving local health care is exactly the mission of a community college.
Rep. Whiteford talks about receiving a national award Wednesday from Mental Health America for her work on Michigan’s Crisis and Access Line, which, by 2023, will provide a one-step mental health hotline across Michigan. The hotline began service in April 2021.
State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today announced pivotal child care grants are available for licensed providers to help deliver needed care for more Michigan families. The current year budget allocated $1.4 billion for child care, with half earmarked for grants which would go to child care providers directly. The first application stage remains […]
State Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer withdrew a federal lawsuit against Enbridge. The lawsuit sought to revoke a 1953 easement agreement allowing for the Line 5 pipeline to exist. A separate lawsuit in state court still is attempting to shut down Line 5: “This was a […]
House Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert tells Capitol reporters Tuesday that the Michigan Legislature has appropriated almost $500 million for COVID testing, and that about $210 million of that amount remains unspent.
Rep. Roth talks about testimony Tuesday as the House Education Committee began to take up his HB 5556, which would allow community colleges in Michigan to grant four-year bachelor of science degrees in nursing. Rep. Roth says the legislation is badly needed in his community.