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 as early as Thursday.
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after today’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference:
Chair Albert talks about House passage Tuesday of legislation devoting more than one billion dollars to testing, workforce assistance and the distribution of monoclonal antibodies across Michigan.
The Michigan House today approved plans to expand the state’s capacity to provide early treatment for COVID-19 patients and address a critical shortage of health care workers, along with several other important initiatives while closing the books on the state’s most recently completed fiscal year.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Thomas Albert talks about a new, $1.2 billion plan expanding early treatment capacity for COVID-19 patients, easing worker shortages in the health care system and keeping schools open for in-person learning. The supplemental budget measure is funded entirely by federal COVID relief dollars allocated to the state.