Rep. Wakeman supports efforts to combat state psych worker shortage

Retired psych employees returning to work will keep pensions State Rep. Rodney Wakeman has voted in support of a House plan to combat the ongoing shortage of psychiatry workers in Michigan. The issue was brought to the Legislature’s attention last term during the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force statewide tour, which aimed to find ways to…

Rep. Green continues efforts to ensure Thumb residents’ access to psychiatric care

Bill ensures retired psych employees returning to work will keep pensions State Rep. Phil Green, of Millington, has voted in support of a House plan to combat the ongoing shortage of behavioral health professionals in the Thumb area and across Michigan. The issue was brought to the Legislature’s attention last term during the House C.A.R.E.S….

Norton Shores boy scout joins Rep. VanWoerkom at state capital

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. VanWoerkom presents a tribute to Mason Schlafer, of Norton Shores, on the House Floor. State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, welcomed Mason Schlafer, a boy scout from Troop 1053 to the state capital yesterday and presented him with a tribute for his achievement of becoming the second highest selling popcorn sales…

Rep. Kahle supports plan to combat statewide psych worker shortage

Retired psych employees returning to work will keep pensions State Rep. Bronna Kahle has voted in support of a House plan to combat the ongoing shortage of psychiatry workers in Michigan. The issue was brought to the Legislature’s attention last term during the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force statewide tour, which aimed to find ways to…

Rep. Schroeder unveils district photo winners in Lansing

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township today hosted winners of the district photo contest at her Lansing office. In addition to officially unveiling the photos selected to represent the natural beauty of the 43rd District, Rep. Schroeder had the constituent photographers join her for the day around the Capitol. State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of…

Rep. Lightner resolution honors public safety telecommunicators

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a resolution proposed by state Rep. Sarah Lightner to recognize April 14-20, 2019 as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Michigan. House Resolution 67 recognizes the important role telecommunicators have in the safety and well-being of a community. They are often the first point of contact in an emergency, and…

Rep. Schroeder supports plan to combat state psych worker shortages

Plan allows retired employees to return to work and keep pensions State Rep. Andrea Schroeder today voted in support of a House plan to combat the ongoing shortage of behavioral health professionals in Michigan. The plan allows certain retired mental health professionals to come back to work with the Department of Health and Human Services…

Rep. Reilly plan provides full review of Michigan’s administrative rules

State Rep. John Reilly is spearheading a bipartisan effort to eliminate unnecessary regulations that hurt residents and small businesses in Michigan. Reilly, of Oakland Township, said Michigan’s Administrative Code has grown into an overly complex set of regulations, making it difficult for people to stay in compliance with the law. “Burdensome regulations complicate people’s lives…

Michigan House approves Rep. Whiteford’s mental health support hotline

State Rep. Mary Whiteford’s plan to create a permanent, statewide mental health hotline to connect people in need with vital support services was overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan House. The Legislature previously approved a plan authorizing a temporary pilot program in at least three geographically diverse areas. Whiteford’s new legislation would make a permanent…

Rep. Wozniak supports plan to combat state psych worker shortage

Retired psych employees returning to work will keep pensions State Rep. Doug Wozniak today voted in support of a House plan to combat the ongoing shortage of psychiatry workers in Michigan. The issue was brought to the Legislature’s attention last term during the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force statewide tour, which aimed to find ways to…

Rep. Berman: ‘Raise the Age’ reforms approved by House committee

Plan ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court The House Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved state Rep. Ryan Berman’s plan to improve the way 17-year-olds are treated in Michigan’s criminal justice system. Berman, who sponsored the plan alongside a bipartisan group of his colleagues, said Michigan is one of just four…