Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Tuesday of her HCR 18, which calls for a scientific focus on contamination related to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Michigan. The Resolution encourages the state’s PFAS Action Response Team to Create a scientific advisory committee made up of scientific experts with various background and to evaluate the…
Rep. Whiteford talks about Tuesday’s State of the State address and says she’s is pleased the Governor focused on two of her priorities, the opioid crisis and rural broadband.
Rep. Whiteford looks ahead to next Tuesday’s State of the State Address at the Capitol and says she hopes rural broadband will be addressed by the Governor next week and the Legislature in the coming year.
Rep. Whiteford, comments on the release of the report Wednesday of the CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education, Safety) mental health task force, saying she hopes to see a statewide hotline that could help direct families in crisis to resources in their community.
Rep. Whiteford talks about bi-partisan auto insurance reform legislation unveiled in the House this week, and says the message she’s hearing from her constituents is that the current no-fault system is becoming unsustainable.
Rep. Whiteford talks about Monday’s auto insurance townhall meeting in Fillmore Township, saying that continuing the state’s current auto insurance system is unsustainable and that reforms are necessary.
Rep. Whiteford talks about the townhall meeting she will hold on auto insurance reform Monday night at the Fillmore Township Hall, 4219 52nd St in Holland, where she will be joined by House Insurance Committee Chair Rep. Lana Theis of Brighton.
Rep. Whiteford,a Registered Nurse, talks about Thursday’s meeting of the House Mental Health Task Force at Hope Network in Grand Rapids and says policy makers heard from representatives of the legal and health care systems, as well as families, who painted a picture of a complex problem with no easy answers. The task force Thursday…
In a week when Representatives will see new revenue projections for the next fiscal year, House Appropriations Committee member Rep. Mary Whiteford says there is already good news to share about funding for public education, police, firefighters and roads.
Rep. Whiteford talks about the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Salmon in the Classroom program and how students in Fennville recently planted salmon in the Kalamazoo River. Salmon in the Classroom allows enables students across the state to raise salmon from fall until spring, at which time the salmon are released in a local waterway…
Rep. Mary Whiteford, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Environmental Quality, says she looks forward to the presentation of the state’s 2018 Fiscal Year budget Wednesday, adding she’s focused on an effective DEQ spending plan both for the state and her own Allegan County.
Rep. Whiteford says she is pleased that part of Tuesday’s State of the State address focused on mental health issues, saying Allegan County has been a statewide leader in mental health reform.