Rep. Frederick helps spearhead assistance for drivers with communication difficulties

State Rep. Ben Frederick today applauded advancement of a trio of bills which will help both law enforcement and those with communication impediments during routine traffic stops or emergencies. The bipartisan legislation – which Frederick had earlier helped to develop in the House – creates a designation for people who have difficulty communicating, which would…

Rep. Yaroch to host tele-town hall update

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch invites residents to join him for a tele-town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23 to provide a legislative update and speak with residents about concerns they may have.“My goal is to keep you informed and remain accessible to you despite being unable to host my regular listening tour,”…

Rep. Schroeder: House committee approves plan aimed at saving Michigan students from suicide

‘Save our Students’ proposal would help connect troubled youth with crisis hotline Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s ‘Save Our Students’ plan to help prevent suicides among Michigan’s young people is advancing in the state House of Representatives. Schroeder’s legislation would require schools that issue identification cards to include a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention hotline on each…

Glenn urges governor to fire state unemployment officials

Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, last week joined a bipartisan appeal by her legislative colleagues in calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to fire state Unemployment Insurance Agency officials, saying the agency’s leaders “have failed Michigan families at a time when competent performance of UIA’s duties was needed most.” Glenn joined eighteen Republican legislators and one Democrat…

Rep. Kahle, legislators call for immediate changes to the governor’s controversial nursing home policy

Medical lab facility, health care organizations, constituents detail flaws Novi – Rep. Bronna Kahle this week joined several colleagues and local residents to speak on behalf of some of Michigan’s most vulnerable residents and their families in Novi. Residents in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 and are considered to…

Rep. Hall seeks additional answers from UIA Director

COVID-19 committee chair underscores new concerns since previous testimony Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic Chair Matt Hall today sent a letter to Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve Gray, asking that he testify before the committee next week. Gray previously appeared before the bipartisan body on May 13, disclosing roughly 134,000 people across…

Rep. Filler presents tribute to EMT supporting St. Johns cheese plant

State Rep. Graham Filler presents an official state tribute to Susan Payne, an EMT with CORE Safety Group, LLC, which has been working with Shambaugh & Son, L.P. to provide services to MWC. “Susan has been an inspiration to our community during this time,” Filler said. “Despite the challenges that come with being an EMT…

Legislators highlight emerging issues with governor’s failed nursing home policy, call for immediate changes

Medical lab facility, health care organizations, constituents detail flaws A group of House Republican legislators and local residents today detailed the failures of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s controversial policy that has forced contagious COVID-19-positive patients into Michigan nursing homes and demanded immediate changes. The coalition called for the Whitmer administration to release information about the decision…

Legislators highlight emerging issues with governor’s failed nursing home policy, call for immediate changes

Medical lab facility, health care organizations, constituents detail flaws A group of House Republican legislators and local residents today detailed the failures of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s controversial policy that has forced contagious COVID-19-positive patients into Michigan nursing homes and demanded immediate changes. The coalition called for the Whitmer administration to release information about the decision…

Rep. Whiteford tours Kalamazoo River dam removal projects

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, last week joined Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Congressman Fred Upton on a tour of two Kalamazoo River Superfund dam removal projects. They visited the completed Otsego Township dam first, and then the currently underway Trowbridge dam. This project, including contaminated sediment removal, is…