Rep. Berman announces plan investing in students and teachers while keeping them safe

$1.3 billion will go to robust distance learning, safety measures State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today helped unveil a plan that crafts educational and safety standards for the coming school year as COVID-19 continues to impact the state. Berman joined House and Senate colleagues this morning at the Capitol to announce the proposals….

Rep. Berman: Movement to defund police is wrong

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, on Wednesday introduced a House Resolution opposing a recent movement – both in Michigan and across the country – to defund police efforts. “Law enforcement is a necessary function of government,” Berman said when addressing the resolution on the House floor. “Our local officers play a crucial role…

COLUMN: No, I don’t want to cut school funding for your child

By State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township Over the past few days, I have heard concerns over my support for a recently introduced House Resolution which opposes the idea of unrestricted bailout money from the federal government to help with state budget shortfalls created by COVID-19. Some clarity is needed. First and foremost, I…

Rep. Berman: Governor’s nursing home plan for COVID-19 proving fatal

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today introduced a 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 same roof as…

Legislators highlight emerging issues with governor’s failed nursing home policy, call for immediate changes

Medical lab facility, health care organizations, constituents detail flaws A group of House Republican legislators and local residents today detailed the failures of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s controversial policy that has forced contagious COVID-19-positive patients into Michigan nursing homes and demanded immediate changes. The coalition called for the Whitmer administration to release information about the decision…

Rep. Berman: Missed school days will be addressed as coronavirus crisis continues

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today issued a statement offering reassurance in the evolving coronavirus situation as it relates to Michigan schools, students and teachers: “As we proceed forward, I feel it is necessary to set the record straight on information that has been circulating about the remainder of the school year and…

OPINION: Safety, proactive measures prove critical as coronavirus response intensifies

By state Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township  Keeping Oakland County communities and residents safe has been my priority throughout my first legislative term in the Michigan House, but it has been especially brought into focus now – amidst what is quickly becoming the biggest sudden disruption of daily life our country has seen since…

Rep. Berman issues statement on Oakland County coronavirus cases

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today issued a statement about newly confirmed cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19, within Oakland County: “I am actively engaging with state experts, local officials and first responders to monitor this situation and help mitigate coronavirus spread in Oakland County and throughout southeast Michigan. The Michigan House recently approved…

Rep. Berman: Gun buy-back programs aren’t high on taxpayers’ priority lists

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today provided a statement on his recent support for House Bill 5479, which would outlaw firearm buy-back programs funded by taxpayer dollars: “I don’t feel it is government’s role to dedicate taxpayer dollars to purchase firearms from law-abiding gun owners. As a state government, I feel there are…