Rep. Bollin participates in Children’s Services Agency virtual town hall

State Rep. Ann Bollin, of Brighton Township, this week participated in a Children’s Services Agency virtual town hall. Bollin was joined by JooYeun Chang, Executive Director of Michigan’s Children’s Services Agency, and Doug Williams, Southeast Regional Director for Michigan’s Children’s Services Agency. Rep. Bollin was tapped by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services…

Rep. O’Malley urges Tom Eckerle to resign due to racist comments

State Rep. Jack O’Malley today released the following statement: “After speaking with a number of individuals in the district today, I must say that I am shocked and disappointed to hear of the comments that were made by Leelanau County Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle before a recent road commission meeting. I called Mr. Eckerle to…

Reexamining penalties for minor offenses in Michigan

By State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden As a sheriff’s deputy, my goal was always to help people. Now, as a state representative, my goal is no different. One of the most important ways we can help people is to ensure that good citizens do not end up stuck in the criminal justice system. That…

Rep. Bellino: Michigan health care workers deserve protection from COVID-19 lawsuits

State Rep. Joe Bellino today said health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan deserve the legal protections provided in a plan recently approved by the Legislature. Bellino, of Monroe, said health care professionals have been forced to make incredibly difficult decisions while caring for patients under strained circumstances due…

Rep. Alexander: Michigan health care workers deserve protection from COVID-19 lawsuits

State Rep. Julie Alexander today said health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan deserve the legal protections provided in a plan recently approved by the Legislature. Alexander, of Hanover, said health care professionals have been forced to make incredibly difficult decisions while caring for patients under strained circumstances due…

Rep. Frederick fights to give Michigan health workers COVID-19 legal protection

State Rep. Ben Frederick today said health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan deserve the legal protections provided in a plan recently approved by the Legislature. Frederick, of Owosso, said health care professionals have been forced to make incredibly difficult decisions while caring for patients under strained circumstances due…

Rate relief for U.P. drivers has arrived

By state Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain After nearly 50 years of being forced to pay what became the highest car insurance rates in the nation, rate relief Michigan drivers have long asked for and deserve has finally arrived. Earlier this month, our state said goodbye to its much-maligned no-fault system by gutting and…

Rep. Kahle: Michigan’s dangerous COVID-19 nursing home policies must be changed

This column written by Rep. Bronna Kahle originally appeared in The Daily Telegram. By Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian About one-third of the COVID-19 deaths in Michigan have occurred at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. As the former director of a senior center in Lenawee County, this saddens me beyond words. My sadness turns…

Rep. Crawford says governor is playing games with lives of nursing home residents

State Rep. Kathy Crawford, chair of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee, issued the following statement after the governor vetoed the Legislature’s plan to improve COVID safety measures for Michigan’s nursing home residents:   “The governor has shown time and time again that she cares more about her own optics than she does about…