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.
Rep. Whiteford looks ahead to Governor Snyder’s State of the State Address Tuesday night, saying she hopes to hear about mental health reform, the expansion of rural broadband and an increased emphasis on career technical education.
Rep. Whiteford talks about some of her priorities for the next two years as the 99th Michigan Legislature convenes at the state Capitol on Wednesday.
Rep. Whiteford talks about the signing into law Thursday of HB 4822, a comprehensive literacy measure designed to make sure Michigan students are reading at grade level as they leave the third grade. Joining Rep. Whiteford under the Capitol dome for the signing of the legislation was a group of fourth grade students from Otsego…
Rep. Whiteford talks about Wednesday’s visit to the Capitol by several students from the Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center, who had been invited to the Capitol to display for legislators an underwater robot they constructed. Rep. Whiteford says the focus on science in her House district bodes well for the area’s future.
Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on Capitol visit by Saugatuck students studying human trafficking
Rep. Whiteford talks about Wednesday’s visit to the state Capitol by four Saugatuck High School Students who spent a trimester working to increase awareness about human trafficking. The students spent time with Rep. Whiteford, testified before a Senate committee, and attended a bill signing for legislation that would post the number for a human trafficking…
Rep. Whiteford talks about her first two weeks at the state Capitol and looks forward to spending time working in her district.
Rep. Whiteford talks about her priorities as a lawmaker just after being sworn in as the new Representative for the 80th District at the state Capitol Tuesday.