Rep. O’Malley: Locals should decide standards for upcoming school year, not state

$1.3 billion plan provides needed resources, works to keep kids safe State Rep. Jack O’Malley, who serves on the House Education Committee, today supported a new proposal that will give northern Michigan school districts a greater say in decisions as students resume school this fall. A joint House-Senate proposal announced Tuesday morning during a press…

Reps. O’Malley, Marino: House committee approves plan to help local corrections officers

Proposal would give corrections officers access to arbitration The House Commerce and Tourism Committee this week approved a plan to give local corrections officers the same benefits as other police officers and firefighters. State Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann sponsored the plan, which would allow corrections officers to engage in an arbitration process during…

Rep. O’Malley: Governor must end dangerous, reckless COVID-19 nursing home policy

State Rep. Jack O’Malley has put his full support behind a newly introduced House Resolution opposing policies which have put the lives of Michigan seniors in danger. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has continued on with a COVID-19 response plan that places COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities – putting individuals who have tested positive under the…

Rep. O’Malley: Chain of command, reasoning still unclear on governor’s COVID-19 decisions

COVID-19 committee hears from LARA Director in Thursday hearing State Rep. Jack O’Malley, a member of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, today said Michigan residents deserve more answers about decisions to reopen parts of the state’s economy while others sectors remained closed. The bipartisan committee today heard testimony from Department of Licensing…

Rep. O’Malley welcomes input into state’s COVID-19 response through new website

Website will chronicle experiences of impacted citizens State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, 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. O’Malley: More stories of withheld unemployment payments means more work to be done

Legislator: Fast remedies needed from struggling UIA for struggling people State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today welcomed concerned citizens from around the state who have been forced out of work and unable to secure needed unemployment benefits as agencies charged with overseeing claims struggle to keep up. “These are powerful stories from folks…