Rep. Green, Michigan House vote to protect essential services including rural hospitals

Rep. Phil Green today voted with the Michigan House to reverse the governor’s cuts to health care, public safety and other essential services important to residents of the Thumb. Green, of Millington, is leading the fight to restore the more than $16 million the governor vetoed supporting rural hospitals with relatively higher rates of Medicaid…

Rep. Allor votes to reverse governor’s damaging budget cuts

Rep. Sue Allor today voted with her colleagues in the House to reverse some of Governor Whitmer’s budget cuts from earlier this year, including: support to rural hospitals and health care programs,  funding to local law enforcement, and assistance for Michiganders with autism. A measure sponsored by Allor – restoring a $15 million program assisting…

Rep. Kahle: Michigan House votes to protect students, seniors and vulnerable residents

Rep. Bronna Kahle today voted with the state House to reverse the governor’s cuts to public safety, Alzheimer’s care and programs for seniors, support for families with autistic children, and several other programs helping Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. Kahle and the House also voted to restore a tuition grant program helping students at independent colleges…

Rep. Afendoulis: Statement on House voting to reverse governor’s damaging budget cuts

Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township – chair of the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee — today issued the following statement after the House voted to restore funding for essential services vetoed by Gov. Whitmer: “With these votes, the House makes significant strides toward mending the damage done to Michigan’s most vulnerable residents by…

Rep. Griffin joins House in reversing governor’s harmful budget cuts

Earlier today, state Rep. Beth Griffin and the Michigan House approved a budget plan to reverse many of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s misguided budget vetoes – a key step in the effort to restore funding for school safety grants, veterans services, education and other vital programs. Whitmer vetoed nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding when she…

Rep. Albert continues fight to restore funding for critical programs

Rep. Thomas Albert today voted with the state House to reverse the governor’s cuts to public safety, education, veterans’ services, health care, and several other programs the people of Michigan rely on every day. In total, $459 million was restored to critical government programs and $114.5 million was restored to the school aid fund. “This…

Rep. Filler: Michigan House votes to protect students, veterans and vulnerable residents

Legislator takes action to reverse governor’s budget cuts Rep. Graham Filler today voted with the state House to reverse the governor’s cuts to public safety, education, veterans’ services, health care, and several other programs helping the people of Michigan. “People in our community are understandably upset by these devastating cuts,” said Filler, of DeWitt. “I’ve…

LaFave: Michigan House votes to restore funding for local governments, veterans services

State Rep. Beau LaFave and the Michigan House today approved a budget plan to reverse many of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s politically motivated budget vetoes – a key step in the effort to restore funding for local governments, law enforcement, veterans services and other vital programs. Whitmer cut nearly $1.6 billion in Legislature-approved funding. The House…

Rep. Berman ho-ho-hopes to see state income tax credit for charitable donations

It’s the season of giving, and legislation from state Rep. Ryan Berman will allow for more people to do just that while strengthening Michigan’s communities. House Bill 4993 creates an income tax credit for donations to community foundations. The proposal, which is part of a bipartisan two-bill package, incentivizes taxpayers to contribute to worthy charitable…

Rep. Markkanen, state House approve plan to restore funding vetoed by governor

Legislator continues fighting on behalf of critical access hospitals State Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, today joined the Michigan House of Representatives in the passage of a plan to restore budget funding vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year. The governor vetoed nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding when she signed the budget plan…