Whiteford calls on DHHS for more COVID-19 transparency

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today sent a letter to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon requesting more detailed information pertaining to personal protection equipment in Michigan hospitals. Whiteford, a registered nurse, said it is imperative that the Legislature be given access to this data in order to make informed decisions that…

Rep. Whiteford cancels all district meetings until further notice

Rep. Mary Whiteford announced today she will postponed all in-district meetings until further notice in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “As chair of the Department of Health and Human Services in the House, I understand the severity of this virus,” Rep. Whiteford said. “The health and safety of our residents is my top priority. I…

Rep. Mary Whiteford supports emergency investments to address soil erosion

Rep. Mary Whiteford has voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to support residents facing soil erosion in Allegan County and throughout all Michigan lakeshore communities. “Lakeshore residents rightfully expect the Legislature and the governor to work together to protect our Great Lakes communities,” Whiteford said. “Our area has been plagued for months by…

Rep. Whiteford launches social media challenge to raise awareness about human trafficking

Michigan is second in the nation for human trafficking complaints State Rep. Mary Whiteford today launched a social media challenge to help raise awareness about human trafficking in Michigan. Whiteford, of Allegan County’s Casco Township, said most Michigan residents have little awareness about human trafficking. Many believe human trafficking is the kidnapping of young women…

Rep. Whiteford spearheads plan to help survivors of trafficking rebuild their lives

Bipartisan proposal aims to combat human trafficking in Michigan State Rep. Mary Whiteford today announced a sweeping bipartisan plan to support survivors of human trafficking and help them rebuild their lives after escaping their captors. Whiteford, of Allegan County’s Casco Township, said the legislation was inspired by testimony she heard from survivors and others during…

Rep. Whiteford announces March office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford announced her availability today to meet with residents of Allegan County in March.  “Communication is the most important part of my job,” Whiteford said. “Hosting monthly office hours provides a great way to keep the lines of communications open. I look forward to a great turnout and continuing the conversations with…

Rep. Whiteford: House committee unanimously approves bipartisan plan to improve state information technology systems for Michigan residents, taxpayers

Rep. Mary Whiteford’s bipartisan plan to help prevent cost overruns and inefficiencies hindering state of Michigan information technology projects was unanimously approved today by the House Appropriations Committee. Whiteford was part of a five-member Information Technology Task Force appointed last summer by Michigan House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez. The task force is making several reform…

Whiteford responds to governor’s budget recommendations

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, today issued the following response to the governor’s budget presentation: “I am pleased the governor recognizes we must address the high rate of infant mortality in Michigan, and that the best way to do that is to offer evidence-based home…

Rep. Whiteford: Helping Michigan’s state government improve the information technology systems residents rely upon every day

  Rep. Mary Whiteford today was part of a five-member bipartisan legislative task force presenting recommendations to help prevent cost overruns and inefficiencies plaguing state of Michigan information technology projects. The Information Technology Task Force – appointed last summer by Michigan House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez – already has sparked an Auditor General review, and…