Glenn welcomes National Guard response to flooding

MIDLAND, Mich. – Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs and State Police, Wednesday said she’s encouraged that Michigan National Guard units from Bay City, Saginaw, Port Huron, and other nearby communities have responded to requests from the Michigan State Police (MSP) for assistance following massive flooding…

Rep. Green announces Facebook Live legislative update

State Rep. Phil Green announced he will hold a legislative update via Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. The change from his normal office hours comes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This has been a difficult time for many people in our community,” Green said. “Even though we are facing unprecedented…

MDARD offers guidance to U-Pick operations in advance of opening for the season

Social distancing, wearing masks, enhanced cleaning among protocols As warmer weather approaches, so does Michigan’s U-pick season. State Rep. Triston Cole said farm operations across the state are working so they can safely open and operate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) outlined key…

Chair Crawford: Governor should not extend nursing home order

State Rep. Kathy Crawford, of Novi, today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should not extend one of her directives that has forced nursing homes below 80-percent capacity to admit patients infected with COVID-19, jeopardizing the health of residents and caregivers at these facilities. Concerns over the governor’s COVID-19 protocols for Michigan’s nursing homes have grown in…

Bipartisan Resolution Declares Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

State Representatives Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) and Mike Mueller (R-Linden) introduced House Resolution 261 today, declaring May as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects nearly 30,000 children and adults nationwide, causing an abnormally thick, sticky mucus to clog the lungs. This can result…

Legislators respond to State of Emergency declaration; extreme flooding and collapsed bridges

Edenville Dam collapses in Midland County, Sanford Dam breached Midland County’s state legislative delegation late Tuesday night responded to the governor’s State of Emergency declaration in Midland County due to devastating flooding and the breach of the Edenville and Sanford dams. State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and state Reps. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, and Roger Hauck,…