State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s rejection of funding to extend unemployment benefits will further families and job providers at a time of critical need.
The governor’s veto eliminates a six-week extension of benefits – from 20 weeks to 26 weeks – that was set to take place in January. The extension of benefits included in Senate Bill 604, which the governor signed, was contingent on the $220 million she vetoed from Senate Bill 748.
“I could not be more disappointed with the governor,” Hoitenga said. “This will create an even bigger burden on business owners who the governor has forced to shut down, ultimately further harming their employees – Michigan families will suffer as a result of this decision.”
Hoitenga called the governor’s elimination of this support the latest example of how she has put politics ahead of people throughout this pandemic.
“It’s a problem I will seek to fix as soon as the next Legislature convenes in January,” Hoitenga said.
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).