Glenn asks Trump for disaster declaration for communities devastated by flooding

Representative leads bipartisan push for additional federal assistance Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, Monday sent a letter to President Donald Trump seeking additional federal assistance to help communities in Mid-Michigan recover from devastating flooding caused by two dam failures. The letter was signed by six Republicans and one Democrat, including Senate Appropriations Chair Jim Stamas and…

Rep. Kahle: Downtown Adrian awarded grant to help with COVID-19 economic recovery

Rep. Bronna Kahle today announced the Adrian Downtown Development Authority has been awarded a grant to help the community and its job providers rebound from the COVID-19 shutdown. The $49,984 grant can be used to help eligible small businesses support payroll expenses, rent or mortgage payments, utilities, COVID-19 relief or other similar expenses. The grant…

Rep. Alexander fights to remove harsh, unfair penalties for low-level snowmobile offenses

State Rep. Julie Alexander and Jackson County resident Robert Diamond testified this week before the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee in support of Alexander’s plan to re-evaluate the penalty for a mis-location of a snowmobile registration decal in Michigan. Alexander, of Hanover, introduced the plan after hearing from Diamond, an upstanding citizen who…

Rep. O’Malley: Governor must end dangerous, reckless COVID-19 nursing home policy

State Rep. Jack O’Malley has put his full support behind a newly introduced House Resolution opposing policies which have put the lives of Michigan seniors in danger. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has continued on with a COVID-19 response plan that places COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities – putting individuals who have tested positive under the…

Rep. Wozniak: Seniors should not be made more vulnerable than they already are

Legislator: Governor must put an end to reckless nursing home practice State Rep. Douglas Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today put his full support behind a newly introduced House Resolution opposing policies which have put the lives of Michigan seniors in danger. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has continued on with a COVID-19 response plan that places COVID-19…

COLUMN: No, I don’t want to cut school funding for your child

By State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township Over the past few days, I have heard concerns over my support for a recently introduced House Resolution which opposes the idea of unrestricted bailout money from the federal government to help with state budget shortfalls created by COVID-19. Some clarity is needed. First and foremost, I…

Rep. Calley calls on governor to reopen unemployment offices for appointments

State Rep. Julie Calley today called on the governor to reopen regional unemployment offices for appointments to better serve Michigan residents who are out of work due to COVID-19. Calley, of Portland, said the Unemployment Insurance Agency continues to be a source of fury and frustration for tens of thousands of people who are still…