Rep. Reilly urges residents to share their experiences with COVID-19 pandemic

State Rep. John Reilly today announced a new website to allow the people of Michigan to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. MICovidStory.com is an accessible resource for concerned residents across the state. Michigan has now lost over 5,000 people to COVID-19, and executive orders and directives from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in…

Tax increases won’t solve upcoming budget dilemma

By state Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township As we approach the halfway point of 2020, it has become clear the response to the coronavirus pandemic has had more of an impact than many thought. The Legislature has already authorized $150 million in spending to address health care capacity, lab testing, monitoring, infection control, and…

Glenn praises flood mitigation by Dow, Ducks Unlimited

Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, today said she was glad to get her 2020 Ducks Unlimited membership card in the mail this week, especially after learning about a wetland’s conservation partnership between Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – funded in part by a grant from the Dow Chemical Company – that helped…

Rep. Wozniak: COVID-19 stories across Michigan can help address problems in real-time, future

Website will chronicle experiences of impacted citizens State Rep. Douglas Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today announced a new website to allow the people of Michigan to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. MICovidStory.com creates an accessible resource for concerned residents across the state. Michigan has now lost over 5,000 people to COVID-19,…

Rep. Markkanen announces grant to expand broadband internet service in Keweenaw County

Baraga Telephone Company awarded Connecting Michigan Communities grant State Rep. Greg Markkanen today announced Baraga Telephone Company has been selected as a finalist for a state grant to expand broadband to unserved areas of Keweenaw County. Markkanen, of Hancock, said the proposed project would expand service to areas of Lake Medora, Lac La Belle, Bete…

Rep. Calley urges residents to share their COVID-19 pandemic stories

State Rep. Julie Calley today announced a new website to allow the people of Michigan to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Calley, a member of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, said MICovidStory.com is an accessible resource concerned residents can use to share their stories with the committee. Michigan…

Committee website will allow Jackson County voices to be heard during COVID-19 pandemic

State Rep. Julie Alexander today announced a new website that will allow Jackson community residents to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. The website, which can be accessed at www.micovidstory.com, is an accessible resource for concerned residents across the state and to share their story. “I’ve heard from thousands of people in…

Reps. Vaupel, Bollin urge residents to share their COVID-19 pandemic stories

State Reps. Hank Vaupel and Ann Bollin today announced a new website to allow the people of Michigan to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. MICovidStory.com is an accessible resource for concerned residents across the state. Michigan has now lost over 5,000 people to COVID-19, and executive orders and directives from Gov….

Reps. Vaupel, Bollin urge residents to share their COVID-19 pandemic stories

State Reps. Hank Vaupel and Ann Bollin today announced a new website to allow the people of Michigan to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. MICovidStory.com is an accessible resource for concerned residents across the state. Michigan has now lost over 5,000 people to COVID-19, and executive orders and directives from Gov….

Rep. O’Malley welcomes input into state’s COVID-19 response through new website

Website will chronicle experiences of impacted citizens State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today announced a new website to allow the people of Michigan to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. MICovidStory.com creates an accessible resource for concerned residents across the state. Michigan has now lost over 5,000 people to COVID-19,…

Budget chairmen urge Whitmer to share details on balancing deficit

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Shane Hernandez on Thursday called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to begin working with legislative leaders to balance the current state budget. “The presence of COVID-19 in Michigan and the governor’s stay-at-home order have had a dramatic negative impact on revenues for our current budget…