Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Friday of auto insurance reform legislation.
Rep. Whiteford talks about passage Wednesday by the full House Appropriations Committee of the state’s $26 billion Department of Health and Human Services budget for the 2020 fiscal year. Rep. Whiteford says the measure includes important funding to combat human trafficking and assist children who have experienced trauma. The plan now goes to the…
Rep. Whiteford, who chairs the budget subcommittee that oversees the budget for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, talks about how the department’s $26 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2020 was approved by the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday and sent to the full House.
Rep. Whiteford talks about her House Resolution declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Michigan that was approved by the House on Wednesday. A nurse, Rep. Whiteford says every family and community are touched by mental health issues. ]
Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Tuesday of her legislation that creates a permanent, statewide mental health hotline to connect people in need with vital support services. HB 4051 now moves to the Michigan Senate.
House Appropriations Committee member Rep. Mary Whiteford looks ahead to Gov. Whitmer’s presentation of her budget proposal for the state’s 2020 Fiscal Year on Tuesday. Rep. Whiteford is the Chair of the Appropriations Health and Human Services Subcommittee and says she’s focused on an accountable and timely budget process.
Rep. Whiteford, who chairs the budget subcommittee on the Department of Health and Human Services, looks ahead to Tuesday’s State of the State Address and says she hopes the Governor will touch on treating behavioral health issues in children. Rep. Whiteford adds that she hopes to also hear about a continued focus on the expansion…
Rep. Whiteford says she is not in favor of raising additional taxes to pay for road repairs, and points to hundreds of millions of new dollars just now making their way into road work for the 2019 construction season.
Rep. Whiteford talks about final legislative passage this week of her HB 4522, which would allow a family that dealt with the death of a stillborn infant an additional exemption equivalent to the personal and dependent exemption.
Rep. Whiteford talks about final legislative passage of her HB 5439, which creates a statewide database of psychiatric beds that hospital emergency room technicians can access identifying available beds categorized by patient gender, acuity, age, and diagnosis. The plan now goes to Governor Snyder.
Rep. Whiteford speaks on the House floor Tuesday evening prior to passage of SB 1175, which alters family sick time legislation approved earlier this year, saying the changes bring Michigan more in line with federal leave time guidelines.
Rep. Whiteford talks about her meeting Friday with personnel from the Outdoor Discovery Center to discuss the development of the Kalamazoo River Greenway. Rep. Whiteford helped facilitate a grant for the greenway and conducted hearings across the area during 2018. Rep. Whiteford says her meeting Friday will chart a course for the implementation of plans…