Rep. Afendoulis: Michigan’s income tax filing deadline extended to July 15

Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township – chair of the House Tax Policy Committee – issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer declared Michigan’s income tax filing deadline will be extended until July 15 due to the coronavirus outbreak: “Extending the deadline to file income taxes in Michigan to July 15th was the right…

Chair Hernandez: Michigan income tax filing deadline is delayed until July 15

Rep. Shane Hernandez – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – today issued a statement after Gov. Whitmer extended the state’s income tax filing deadline to July 15, mirroring a recent change at the federal level. The order also extends filing deadlines for city income taxes to July. Earlier this week, Hernandez called for…

Rep. Calley: SOS Benson overstepped by mailing absentee ballot applications

House Elections chair has concerns with SOS acting without authority State Rep. Julie Calley today said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office overstepped when it reportedly mailed absentee ballot applications to registered voters throughout the state earlier this week – especially considering Benson had previously issued guidance giving school districts and communities until today to…

Rep. Brad Paquette statement on new COVID-19 case in Cass County

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Niles, today issued the following statement related to coronavirus cases that were recently identified in Cass and Berrien Counties: “Earlier this week we learned of Berrien County’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19 – today Cass County’s first case was also reported. My heart goes out to the individuals and their…

Rep. Schroeder: Maintaining mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

By Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township As we are forced into the COVID-19 culture, we’ve spent countless hours focused on our physical and financial health. We check for signs of fever. We check our finances. It is the nature of the world in which we live these days. But as we incorporate scary-sounding phrases…

Rep. Hall urges governor to seek major disaster declaration

Lawmaker: Federal funds needed to combat COVID-19 State Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall, this week sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urging her to request a major disaster declaration in order to utilize available federal resources to supplement Michigan’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. By requesting a declaration of major disaster from the Federal…

Rep. Allor responds to first COVID-19 case in Iosco

State Rep. Sue Allor today advised families of the 106th District to stay vigilant but calm after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in the area. The state announced an additional 507 cases today, which brings the total number of confirmed to 2,295 – one of those cases is in Iosco County. “It’s definitely…

House Appropriations Chair Hernandez: Governor needs to get priorities in line

Michigan House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez today issued the following statement after it was revealed Governor Whitmer has not yet asked the federal government for a disaster declaration or signed the $125 million coronavirus spending bill that’s been sitting on her desk since last week: “This is exactly why you don’t play politics during a…

Rep. Calley to host coronavirus update during tele-town hall

State Rep. Julie Calley will host a live tele-town hall update on Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m. on the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan and what steps are being taken to combat the virus. Joining her on the call will be Anne Klein Barna, the Planning, Promotion, and Evaluations Manager of the Barry-Eaton District Health…

Rep. Bellino responds to governor’s stay- at-home order, COVID-19

State Rep Joe Bellino, of Monroe, issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered her Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order: “I know times are tough right now because of the coronavirus, but I know we will get through this together. We can all do our part by staying home and taking responsible precautions…