Rep. Allor issues statement on new PFAS commission

State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, issued the following statement in response to the governor’s creation of a new panel to study the water advisory limit for PFAS: “I applaud Governor Whitmer building on the work performed by the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) over the past 15 months in working to protect the safety…

Rep. Allor issues statement on new PFAS commission

State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, issued the following statement in response to the governor’s creation of a new panel to study the water advisory limit for PFAS: “I applaud Governor Whitmer building on the work performed by the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) over the past 15 months in working to protect the safety…

Rep. Allor to DOD: Clean up your mess

State Rep. Sue Allor today sharply criticized the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) after recent reports that the DOD has been lobbying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a more lenient standard for cleaning up PFAS in groundwater. For decades, the DOD used fire-fighting foam laden with PFAS for training exercises on Air Force…

Rep. Allor’s open records plan approved by Michigan House

State Rep. Sue Allor’s plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan was unanimously approved today by the Michigan House. Allor, of Wolverine, said Michigan is one of just two states that still exempts its governor and state legislators from open records laws. Her legislation is part of a bipartisan plan…

Rep. Allor recognizes local Medal of Honor recipient

State Representative Sue Allor recently introduced a bill which renames a portion of US-23 after Medal of Honor recipient, Peter C. Lemon. If passed, the portion of highway beginning at the M-55 intersection in Tawas City and extending south to the Tawas River Bridge would be renamed the “Peter C. Lemon Highway.”  Lemon, a combat…

Rep. Allor announces March office hours

State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, announced she will meet with residents during multiple scheduled office hours later this month. “The best way to find solutions for Northern Michigan is to listen to feedback from those I represent,” Rep. Allor said. “I encourage residents to attend and look forward to hearing their thoughts.” Rep. Allor…

Rep. Allor to governor: Reauthorize PFAS action team now

Rep. Sue Allor called upon Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to reauthorize the Michigan PFAS Action Response TEAM (MPART). This interagency response team has been on the frontlines of managing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in public drinking water across Michigan and has helped affected communities respond to contamination. “I write today to strongly encourage you to…

Rep. Sue Allor calls on Gov. Whitmer for action on PFAS response team

January 25, 2019 Dear Governor Whitmer, I write today to strongly encourage you to reauthorize the Michigan PFAS Action Response TEAM (MPART), or similarly-organized expert team, so this first-in-the-nation interagency structure may continue conducting the important work of protecting our state’s families from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS contamination is an evolving and nationwide…

Rep. Allor continues to serve key role in Michigan’s budget process

State Rep. Sue Allor has been appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve on the House Appropriations Committee during the 2019-20 legislative session. Allor, of Wolverine, will chair the House subcommittee charged with setting the budgets of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Quality. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to…

Allor still pushing for increased government transparency

Bipartisan solution would give people access to more public information State Rep. Sue Allor, along with a bipartisan group of House colleagues, today introduced a comprehensive plan to increase the transparency of state government. Allor, of Wolverine, said Michigan is one of a very few states that still exempts its governor, lieutenant governor and the…

Rep. Allor’s plan to help sexual assault survivors is now law

State Rep. Sue Allor’s plan to ensure survivors of sexual assault have access to critical health exams has been signed into law. “No one who experiences the trauma of a sexual assault should ever have to worry about whether they can afford an exam,” said Allor, of Wolverine. “Forensic examinations provide important information to help…

Rep. Allor announces January office hours

State Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine invites residents to join her for local office hours this month. “I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable to the people,” Rep. Allor said. “Local residents who are interested in discussing legislative matters or have questions related to state government are encouraged to stop by at…

Rep. Allor helps secure funding for Oscoda water, Alpena bridge projects

Rep. Sue Allor today successfully helped secure funding to assist two important Northern Michigan infrastructure projects. A budget plan approved by the Legislature includes $2.7 million to support the Bagley Street bridge rehabilitation in Alpena, and $580,000 for the installation of water lines in the Oscoda community affected by PFAS contamination from the former Wurtsmith…

Rep. Allor: Budget plan again boosts resources to escalate fight against PFAS

Michigan Legislature approves funding Rep. Sue Allor today said more resources are on the way to help northern Michigan fight PFAS and other environmental contamination. The Michigan Legislature approved $69 million for an environmental cleanup fund which also will help boost local recycling programs, plus a separate $20 million specifically to boost ongoing efforts to…