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. 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.