Rep. Mueller, a retired sheriff’s deputy, talks about the package of jail-reform legislation unveiled at the Capitol Wednesday, saying that the public benefits when jail is meant for individuals posing a threat to public safety, rather than people with unpaid tickets.
Rep. O’Malley talks about Wednesday’s meeting of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Response and testimony from Michigan State Police Captain Kevin Sweeney, who oversees the state’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division. Rep. O’Malley says he’s troubled by Monday’s statewide emergency alert on masks, poor communication and the fact that Captain Sweeney assumed…
Rep. Hall, the Chair of the Joint Select Committee on the State’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, talks about Wednesday’s committee testimony from Dearborn manufacturer Al Siblani, who says he has made repeated efforts to provide 3-D printed swabs to the state but has never heard a definitive answer.
Rep. Hall, the Chair of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, talks about the Committee’s meeting this coming Wednesday and how members will listen to Michigan State Police and emergency management officials.
Rep. O’Malley, a member of the House Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, talks about the Committee’s meeting this week and how members heard differing stories on the state’s procurement of personal protection equipment from state and private sector sources.
State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, issued the following statement after testimony in today’s Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic hearing revealed Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration did not follow up with companies who wished to assist the state with personal protective equipment at fair cost as the state sought it during outbreaks: “As COVID-19…
Rep. Green talks about his appointment to the Ag Subcommittee of the American Legislative Exchange Council, saying it gives the Thumb a national voice in shaping policies that promote a safe and solid food chain.
Moving into the holiday weekend, Rep. O’Malley says Michiganders need to be mindful of COVID-19 precautions, as well as being safe on and in the water.
Rep. Rendon’s auto insurance reform tele townhall, with Rep. Jason Wentworth, Chairman of the House Select Committee on Car Insurance Reform.
Rep. Hall, the Chair of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, says the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency needs to reopen local UIA offices by appointment and focus more on responding to Michiganders counting on their help.
Rep. Green looks to the 2020-21 school year and says his goal is to provide local schools with concrete direction, coupled with flexibility and resources.
Rep. O’Malley says that the past few months have demonstrated the possibilities of remote learning, adding that while there are some challenges, there are also opportunities.
Rep. Calley questions Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve Gray on what she says is a culture of poor communication at the Agency that has a direct impact on the people she represents.
Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on COVID Committee meeting on Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency
Joint Select Committee on the State’s Response to COVID-19 Chair Matt Hall says Wednesday’s hearing with Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve Gray reflects what he calls a culture of poor communication that leads to unacceptable results.
Rep. Markkanen talks about the Return to Learn plan announced at the state Capitol Tuesday that resumes school safely and flexibly in Michigan this fall.
House Education Committee Chair Rep. Pamela Hornberger talks about the bicameral Return to Learn plan for resuming school this fall. The $1.3 billion plan implements robust distance learning and safety measures.