Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp; audio on start of 2020 Fiscal Year

Rep. Whiteford, who chairs the subcommittee that oversees the budget for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, says the spending plan she ushered through the 2020 budget debate focuses on families and children, but says she is studying how the Governor’s vetoes affect her priorities.  The DHHS budget is the largest single budget…

Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco twp.; audio on Committee passage of DHHS budget

Rep. Whiteford talks about passage Wednesday by the full House Appropriations Committee of the state’s $26 billion Department of Health and Human Services budget for the 2020 fiscal year.   Rep. Whiteford says the measure includes important funding to combat human trafficking and assist children who have experienced trauma.  The plan now goes to the…

Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on DHHS budget

Rep. Whiteford, who chairs the budget subcommittee that oversees the budget for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, talks about how the department’s $26 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2020 was approved by the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday and sent to the full House.  

Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on start of FY 2020 budget process

House Appropriations Committee member Rep. Mary Whiteford looks ahead to Gov. Whitmer’s presentation of her budget proposal for the state’s 2020 Fiscal Year on Tuesday.  Rep. Whiteford is the Chair of the Appropriations Health and Human Services Subcommittee and says she’s focused on an accountable and timely budget process.  

Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on Kalamazoo River greenway plan

Rep. Whiteford talks about her meeting Friday with personnel from the Outdoor Discovery Center to discuss the development of the Kalamazoo River Greenway.  Rep. Whiteford helped facilitate a grant for the greenway and conducted hearings across the area during 2018.  Rep. Whiteford says her meeting Friday will chart a course for the implementation of plans…