Rep. Kahle co-sponsors resolution opposing Michigan’s COVID-19 nursing home policy

Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian today helped introduce a House resolution opposing nursing home policies which have put the lives of Michigan seniors in danger during the COVID-19 era. Gov. Whitmer has continued with a plan that places COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities – putting individuals who have tested positive under the same roof…

Rep. Berman: Governor’s nursing home plan for COVID-19 proving fatal

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today introduced a 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 same roof as…

Rep. O’Malley: Chain of command, reasoning still unclear on governor’s COVID-19 decisions

COVID-19 committee hears from LARA Director in Thursday hearing State Rep. Jack O’Malley, a member of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, today said Michigan residents deserve more answers about decisions to reopen parts of the state’s economy while others sectors remained closed. The bipartisan committee today heard testimony from Department of Licensing…

Rep. Frederick helps spearhead assistance for drivers with communication difficulties

State Rep. Ben Frederick today applauded advancement of a trio of bills which will help both law enforcement and those with communication impediments during routine traffic stops or emergencies. The bipartisan legislation – which Frederick had earlier helped to develop in the House – creates a designation for people who have difficulty communicating, which would…

Rep. Yaroch to host tele-town hall update

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch invites residents to join him for a tele-town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23 to provide a legislative update and speak with residents about concerns they may have.“My goal is to keep you informed and remain accessible to you despite being unable to host my regular listening tour,”…

Rep. Cole: Michigan House maintains commitment to strong COVID-19 safety protocols

Reps can now vote through online app while distancing in House chamber House Majority Floor Leader Triston Cole today said the Michigan House has taken strong actions to keep representatives and staff healthy and allow the people’s house to safely conduct business during COVID-19. This week, a new system has been implemented to allow legislators…

Rep. Schroeder: House committee approves plan aimed at saving Michigan students from suicide

‘Save our Students’ proposal would help connect troubled youth with crisis hotline Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s ‘Save Our Students’ plan to help prevent suicides among Michigan’s young people is advancing in the state House of Representatives. Schroeder’s legislation would require schools that issue identification cards to include a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention hotline on each…

Glenn urges governor to fire state unemployment officials

Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, last week joined a bipartisan appeal by her legislative colleagues in calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to fire state Unemployment Insurance Agency officials, saying the agency’s leaders “have failed Michigan families at a time when competent performance of UIA’s duties was needed most.” Glenn joined eighteen Republican legislators and one Democrat…