Rep. Hall seeks additional answers from UIA Director

COVID-19 committee chair underscores new concerns since previous testimony Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic Chair Matt Hall today sent a letter to Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve Gray, asking that he testify before the committee next week. Gray previously appeared before the bipartisan body on May 13, disclosing roughly 134,000 people across…

Rep. Filler presents tribute to EMT supporting St. Johns cheese plant

State Rep. Graham Filler presents an official state tribute to Susan Payne, an EMT with CORE Safety Group, LLC, which has been working with Shambaugh & Son, L.P. to provide services to MWC. “Susan has been an inspiration to our community during this time,” Filler said. “Despite the challenges that come with being an EMT…

Legislators highlight emerging issues with governor’s failed nursing home policy, call for immediate changes

Medical lab facility, health care organizations, constituents detail flaws A group of House Republican legislators and local residents today detailed the failures of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s controversial policy that has forced contagious COVID-19-positive patients into Michigan nursing homes and demanded immediate changes. The coalition called for the Whitmer administration to release information about the decision…

Legislators highlight emerging issues with governor’s failed nursing home policy, call for immediate changes

Medical lab facility, health care organizations, constituents detail flaws A group of House Republican legislators and local residents today detailed the failures of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s controversial policy that has forced contagious COVID-19-positive patients into Michigan nursing homes and demanded immediate changes. The coalition called for the Whitmer administration to release information about the decision…

Rep. Whiteford tours Kalamazoo River dam removal projects

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, last week joined Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Congressman Fred Upton on a tour of two Kalamazoo River Superfund dam removal projects. They visited the completed Otsego Township dam first, and then the currently underway Trowbridge dam. This project, including contaminated sediment removal, is…

Michigan House approves Rep. LaFave’s measure to allow after-hours gasoline sales

The legislation will allow customers in sparsely populated areas such as the Upper Peninsula to have access to fuel 24 hours a day. Most states already allow this practice with unattended stations, including neighboring states such as Wisconsin. “I’m pleased this plan passed the House and is advancing,” LaFave said. “Most other states do not…

COVID-19 Committee seeks governor’s testimony

Chair Matt Hall (R-Marshall) and Vice-Chair Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic have sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asking for her participation in an upcoming hearing. Hall and Nesbitt explained more answers are needed for the people of Michigan as the outbreak of COVID-19 – along with…

Rep. Frederick nominated to serve on Michigan Workforce Development Board

State Rep. Ben Frederick today was nominated by the Speaker of the House to serve on the newly formed Michigan Workforce Development Board. The board, established by the governor on May 29, will be responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the workforce development system in Michigan. The board will help develop, implement and…