House Appropriations Chair Hernandez: Governor needs to get priorities in line

Michigan House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez today issued the following statement after it was revealed Governor Whitmer has not yet asked the federal government for a disaster declaration or signed the $125 million coronavirus spending bill that’s been sitting on her desk since last week: “This is exactly why you don’t play politics during a…

Rep. Calley to host coronavirus update during tele-town hall

State Rep. Julie Calley will host a live tele-town hall update on Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m. on the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan and what steps are being taken to combat the virus. Joining her on the call will be Anne Klein Barna, the Planning, Promotion, and Evaluations Manager of the Barry-Eaton District Health…

Rep. Bellino responds to governor’s stay- at-home order, COVID-19

State Rep Joe Bellino, of Monroe, issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered her Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order: “I know times are tough right now because of the coronavirus, but I know we will get through this together. We can all do our part by staying home and taking responsible precautions…

Rep. Allor responds to governor’s stay- at-home order, COVID-19

State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered her Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order: “I understand how confusing it is right now for our friends, family members, and neighbors in Northeast Michigan as we work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. I know this is unlike…

Rep. Bellino: Helping employees, small businesses during the coronavirus outbreak

This column by Rep. Joe Bellino originally appeared in The Monroe News. In tough times like these, public health is and should be the top concern of everyone – including government. That’s rightly been the primary focus in the days since coronavirus rocked our world. It’s also important to remember the economic consequences of the…

Rep. Reilly: Gov. Whitmer’s stay-at-home order goes too far

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order goes too far and needlessly threatens to derail Michigan’s economy while raising serious constitutional concerns: “Issuing a stay-at-home order is a dangerous overreaction that will cause dramatic economic damage, more so than has already been caused,” Reilly said. “While I realize…

Rep. Glenn urges Midland, Bay county families to work together in stopping COVID-19

Lawmaker responds to governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, today announced her support for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, put in place to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Glenn said as the number of reported positive cases of COVID-19 continues to increase, it is vital Michiganders do their…

Rep. Griffin provides details on latest efforts to slow spread of COVID-19

State Rep. Beth Griffin today advised Kalamazoo and Van Buren families to follow the stay-at-home order issued by the governor to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. Executive Order 2020-21 directs Michigan residents to stay in their homes unless they’re working a job in a critical service industry, engaging in outdoor activities, or…

Rep. Kahle: Lenawee County, we will get through this together

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a ‘stay home’ order effective at least the next three weeks: “I have confidence in the people of Lenawee County, the state of Michigan, and our entire nation – we will get through this, and we will get through…