State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today issued the following statement calling on the governor to repeal MDHHS Director Robert Gordon’s latest COVID-19 restrictions:
“What concerns me about these new rules is the blatant disregard for privacy that the people of Michigan are entitled to. I fail to see how supplying a restaurant with a customer’s phone number will protect them from contracting COVID-19.
“The MDHHS contact tracing mandate was complete Orwellian overreach, unsupported by data and constitutional authority. The restaurant industry has been exemplary in their handling of COVID. So much so that they are traced to a miniscule 2 percent of positive cases. Industries with much higher rates are exempt, so what justifies this mandate on restaurants?
“Per Gov. Whitmer style, absolutely nothing about this obscure order makes sense. It has left more questions than answers, leaving our already frustrated business owners in a panic because of lack of details and illogic reasoning.
“We must consider the rights and livelihoods of Michiganders before implementing rules that do very little to address the looming health crisis. We can keep the economy open, respect our freedoms, all while keeping vulnerable people healthy to the best of our capabilities. It’s time for the governor to remove these senseless new rules.”
Michigan House Communications and Technology Committee Chair Michele Hoitenga today criticized a high-speed internet directive unveiled by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and upcoming legislative plans to accompany it – saying the proposals replicate failed practices from other states and are “press fluff opportunities” that lack an action plan.
House Oversight Committee member Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today issued the following statement after the committee heard testimony from former Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon. The committee subpoenaed Gordon to speak on a $155,000 payment as part of a separation agreement following his resignation from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration. The agreement […]
State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today issued the following statement on a recent Secretary of State policy shift which has eliminated walk-in services in favor of a new appointment-based system. Hoitenga currently serves on the House Oversight Committee, which will further explore the change over the next few weeks. The hearings will allow people to share their concerns as the Legislature examines critical services provided to residents through the state:
LANSING – Michigan residents and communities would be able to participate in Michigan’s growing solar economy under bipartisan legislation introduced today by state Reps. Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton) and Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids).