Rep. Afendoulis fights to end governor’s flawed COVID-19 nursing home policy

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, supported a House resolution Thursday opposing Gov. Whitmer’s order requiring long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, to accept COVID-positive patients, putting the lives of Michigan seniors in danger. Rep. Afendoulis spoke on the floor about her experience with her 84-year-old mother who has dementia and is living…

Glenn hand-delivers Midland disaster request to Pence

STERLING HEIGHTS – Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, Thursday said she hand-delivered to Vice President Mike Pence’s staff a copy of her letter urging President Trump to declare Midland County a federal disaster area and received assurance from Pence himself that a declaration is coming in a matter of days. Glenn said she typically doesn’t attend…

Michigan House approves plan to demand transparency from governor with COVID-19 data

The Michigan House today approved a concurrent resolution authored by state Rep. Luke Meerman, of Coopersville, to demand transparency from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with information related to COVID-19. “Throughout this devastating COVID-19 crisis the governor has issued over 100 executive orders based on healthcare data and science she has gathered,” Meerman said. “Unfortunately, that data…

Rep. Lightner, House vote to permit outdoor social drinking zones, cocktails to-go

Bipartisan measures to help local establishments adapt to COVID-19 times State Rep. Sarah Lightner this week joined her House colleagues in overwhelmingly approving bipartisan legislation giving Michigan bars and restaurants a new source of economic support in a time when they need it most. Lightner, of Springport, cosponsored the measures that would allow local municipalities…

Rep. Webber: House votes to permit outdoor social drinking zones, cocktails to-go

Bipartisan measures to help local establishments adapt to COVID-19 times The Michigan House this week approved bipartisan legislation spearheaded by Reps. Michael Webber (R-Rochester Hills) and Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) giving Michigan bars and restaurants a new source of economic support in a time when they need it most. The measures would allow local municipalities to…