Rep. Berman: Movement to defund police is wrong

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, on Wednesday introduced a House Resolution opposing a recent movement – both in Michigan and across the country – to defund police efforts. “Law enforcement is a necessary function of government,” Berman said when addressing the resolution on the House floor. “Our local officers play a crucial role…

House committee approves Rep. Whiteford measure to establish crisis stabilization units

Units would assist patients as a short-term alternative to psychiatric hospital care A bill introduced by state Rep. Mary Whiteford establishing crisis stabilization units in Michigan has been approved by the House Health Policy Committee. Crisis stabilization units are small inpatient facilities that provide care for people during a mental health crisis. Currently, if someone…

Rep. Bollin fights to end dangerous COVID-19 nursing home policy

Legislator: Reckless policy endangering lives of state’s most vulnerable residents State Rep. Ann Bollin today stood up on behalf of the many vulnerable people in Michigan nursing homes whose lives have been put in danger because of a reckless COVID-19 policy put in place by the governor. Bollin, of Brighton Township, helped sponsor a resolution…

Glenn $6 million flood relief bill passes House 107-1

LANSING, Mich. – A flood relief bill sponsored by Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, passed the state House of Representatives late Wednesday by a near-unanimous, overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 107-to-1. Glenn, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military & Veterans Affairs and State Police, announced during a news conference less than a week ago in…

Rep. Hall supports COVID-19 relief, including assistance for first responders and unemployed workers navigating benefits system

Supplemental legislation assists front-line workers, small businesses and families State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, today voted to approve the appropriation of roughly $880 million in federal funding to help offset costs accumulated during COVID-19. The funding included in the measure – Senate Bill 690 – will be devoted to areas such as improving the…

Rep. Kahle supports Michigan’s front-line workers, small businesses, domestic violence victims and the unemployed during COVID-19 era

Rep. Bronna Kahle today voted to approve the distribution of $880 million in federal funding to help Michigan rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure approved by the Michigan House includes $4 million for organizations supporting victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault – a provision Kahle championed and helped secure. The support will provide…

Chair Hernandez leads Michigan House approval of COVID-19 relief for front-line workers, small businesses and families

The Michigan House, led by Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez, today approved federal funding to help the state bounce back from COVID-19. The $880 million included in the measure will assist small businesses restarting after the COVID-19 shutdown and provide relief for front-line workers. The legislation also supports families across the state – from food banks…

Rep. Mueller fights to protect Michigan restaurants from unfair practices by third-party delivery services

State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, today testified before the House Commerce and Tourism Committee on his plan to protect restaurants from being taken advantage of by independent delivery services. The measure would prohibit third-party distribution companies from using any likeness, trademark, or other intellectual property of a merchant without consent, Mueller said. “Some delivery…

Rep. Reilly to host outdoor office hours

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township will host in-person office hours on Monday, June 22 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at 20th Front Street, 20 Front St. in Lake Orion. “As our state continues to reopen, I plan to resume my in-district office hours in a safe and sensible fashion,” Reilly said. “We have…

Rep. Alexander joins in rally calling for improvements to unemployment system

Legislator: Residents out of work due to COVID-19 deserve better service State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today joined other state legislators and residents for a rally on the state Capitol lawn to urge Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) to immediately help Michigan families. The UIA has been unable to help tens of thousands of…