Rep. O’Malley: Governor must end dangerous, reckless COVID-19 nursing home policy

State Rep. Jack O’Malley has put his full support behind a newly introduced House Resolution opposing policies which have put the lives of Michigan seniors in danger. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has continued on with a COVID-19 response plan that places COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities – putting individuals who have tested positive under the…

Rep. Wozniak: Seniors should not be made more vulnerable than they already are

Legislator: Governor must put an end to reckless nursing home practice State Rep. Douglas Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today put his full support behind a newly introduced House Resolution opposing policies which have put the lives of Michigan seniors in danger. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has continued on with a COVID-19 response plan that places COVID-19…

COLUMN: No, I don’t want to cut school funding for your child

By State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township Over the past few days, I have heard concerns over my support for a recently introduced House Resolution which opposes the idea of unrestricted bailout money from the federal government to help with state budget shortfalls created by COVID-19. Some clarity is needed. First and foremost, I…

Rep. Calley calls on governor to reopen unemployment offices for appointments

State Rep. Julie Calley today called on the governor to reopen regional unemployment offices for appointments to better serve Michigan residents who are out of work due to COVID-19. Calley, of Portland, said the Unemployment Insurance Agency continues to be a source of fury and frustration for tens of thousands of people who are still…

Rep. Cole continues fight to help local communities, law enforcement receive share of federal COVID-19 funding

Rep. Triston Cole today renewed his efforts to help northern Michigan communities and law enforcement agencies receive federal support related to COVID-19. Cole is asking Gov. Whitmer to help ensure funding to support virus response reaches rural Michigan – not just state government agencies and the state’s five largest municipalities. In particular, Cole is fighting…

Rep. Glenn recognizes Women Veterans, announces vets funding for Midland County

Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Wednesday introduced a resolution declaring June 12, 2020, as Women Veterans Recognition Day in Michigan. In addition to introducing the resolution, Glenn also announced that Midland County, along with 11 other counties, have collectively been awarded nearly $1.1 million total…

Rep. Vaupel supports Howell police efforts related to state employee threat; demands answers from DHHS

            State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, today released the following statement supporting Howell police efforts seeking charges against a state employee who made a social media threat about burning the city down and asking the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to publicly detail disciplinary action: “Like many in Livingston County, I am…

Rep. Berman: Governor’s nursing home plan for COVID-19 proving fatal

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today introduced a House Resolution opposing policies which have put the lives of Michigan seniors in danger. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has continued on with a COVID-19 response plan that places COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities – putting individuals who have tested positive under the same roof as…