Rep. Whiteford to chair DHHS budget committee

Legislator will serve on House Appropriations Committee State Rep. Mary Whiteford has been appointed to serve on the Michigan House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. She will serve as chair of the Health and Human Services Subcommittee. The House Appropriations Committee is responsible for helping determine the state government budget and ongoing supplemental budget appropriations. At…

Whiteford applauds new Michigan CARES Hotline

Hotline will provide direction for those experiencing mental health crisis State Rep. Mary Whiteford, who previously served on the House C.A.R.E.S. Mental Health Task Force, says she was proud to support the general fund supplemental appropriations bill, which included the creation of a mental health crisis hotline pilot program. Whiteford made this recommendation to the…

Rep. Whiteford takes ceremonial oath of office on House floor

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township was sworn in for her second term as representative of the 80th District today. Administering the Oath of Office on the House Floor was Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman. Joining Rep. Whiteford was her four-year-old granddaughter, Reese. ###  

Whiteford’s plan is now law: ensures patients receive help quickly, efficiently

Psych bed database inspired by C.A.R.E.S. Task Force recommendation State Rep. Mary Whiteford’s plan to ensure every person experiencing a mental health crisis has a place to go has been signed into law. House Bill 5439 establishes the Inpatient Psychiatric Bed Registry, a statewide database of all inpatient psychiatric beds. The Department of Health and…

Rep. Whiteford announces January office hours

  State Rep. Mary Whiteford will meet with Allegan County residents during scheduled office hours this month. “I want to begin this new legislative term by hearing directly from residents,” Rep. Whiteford said. “I encourage anyone with ideas or questions about state government to attend and look forward to seeing everyone.” Rep. Whiteford will be…

Rep. Whiteford continues perfect voting record

State Rep. Mary Whiteford (R-Casco Twp.) has finished her first full term in the state House with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,554 votes during the 2017-2018 session. “Being a voice for our district at the state Capitol is something I take very seriously,” Rep. Whiteford said. “I have not missed a…

Rep. Whiteford announces December office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford announced plans to meet with residents of Allegan County during scheduled office hours. “I want to have the opportunity to meet with as many people in the community as possible,” Whiteford said.  “Office hours are an excellent way to meet with constituents from Allegan County and hear what matters most to…

Rep. Whiteford will help determine House committees

Legislator will serve on temporary Committee on Committees State Rep. Mary Whiteford will help determine House committee assignments for the 2019-20 Michigan House legislative session after being named a member of the Committee on Committees by Speaker-elect Rep. Lee Chatfield. Whiteford, of Casco Township, said she is looking forward to helping establish committee assignments based…

Rep. Whiteford elected to 2019-20 House leadership position

Allegan County lawmaker will serve as assistant floor leader State Rep. Mary Whiteford has been elected by her peers to serve as assistant floor leader for the 2019-20 legislative session of the Michigan House of Representatives. “I am humbled and honored to be selected by my colleagues to help lead the House next session as…

Rep. Whiteford to sit down with local residents

State Rep. Mary Whiteford invites local residents to join her for local office hours on Monday, Oct. 15. Office hours are an opportunity for people to address the representative face-to-face with any questions or concerns about state government. “I have so much respect for the people of Allegan County, and I am humbled that they…

Whiteford’s plan would better connect people in crisis with mental health experts

Solution developed from House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force recommendation State Rep. Mary Whiteford today delivered testimony before the House Health Policy Committee regarding her plan requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to create a hotline telephone referral system connecting those in crisis to a local mental health provider. Under this plan, the experts operating…

Rep. Whiteford welcomes local guests to Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, today welcomed Saugatuck Township Fire District Chief Greg Janik (right) and Allegan County Emergency Management Director Scott Corbin (left) to the Capitol rotunda as her guest for the Michigan House of Representatives Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders from their communities to be…

Rep. Whiteford announces September office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, will host local office hours this month on Monday, Sept. 17. “I take my responsibility representing my friends and neighbors very seriously,” Whiteford said. “Office hours are a wonderful opportunity for me to listen to thoughts and concerns from our community.” Office hours will take place at the…

Rep. Whiteford: Michigan vigilant in identifying, combating PFAS contamination

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today said the state must continue to take proactive action to identify and address chemical contamination in Michigan. Whiteford, of Casco Township, said Michigan’s vigilance on the issue is what led to the recent identification of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water in Parchment and Cooper Township in Kalamazoo…

Rep. Whiteford: Budget plan benefits environment, keeps families safe

Legislator votes for 2018-19 spending blueprint   State Rep. Mary Whiteford today voted for a state budget that reins in state spending while reducing debt and preserving key environmental safeguards. Whiteford, of Casco Township, serves on the House Appropriations Committee and chairs the Appropriations Environmental Quality Sub-Committee. “The most important responsibility that we have as…