Rep. Crawford welcomes local small business owners to highlight struggles amidst governor’s directives

COVID-19 select committee hears testimony from job providers across state           Small business owners from across Michigan trying to make ends meet offered testimony today before the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, outlining the hardships that were created and continue to exist because of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders and directives.             In…

Rep. Glenn: SNAP program to include online grocery shopping, ‘Quarantine Care Kits’

Midland Republican urged changes in April Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, today announced that Michigan families who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will now be able to buy their food online from major retailers Amazon and Walmart. The state is also rolling out “quarantine care kits” with essential goods for families with low…

Rep. Glenn wins bipartisan support for independent investigation of dam failures

Democrats join GOP lawmaker in urging Whitmer to “reverse course” on review Midland, Mich. — Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, is winning bipartisan support for calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Wednesday to reverse course and secure an independent investigation into the failure of the Edenville and Sanford dams, which last week resulted in severe flooding and…

Rep. Albert issues statement on violent protests in Grand Rapids

State Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell, today issued the following statement after a peaceful protest devolved into a riot Saturday night in Grand Rapids: “Last night Grand Rapids became a warzone. I am deeply proud of all law enforcement and first responders. In the chaos and fog of battle these amazing professionals did not blink or…

Glenn announces new website for people to connect during coronavirus pandemic

Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, today announced a new website – www.MICovidStory.com – to allow the people of Bay and Midland counties to share their stories during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan has reportedly lost over 5,000 dead to COVID-19, and executive orders from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in response to the crisis have upended the lives and…

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 wetlands 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…