Rep. Whiteford calls for transparency surrounding civil rights director’s comments

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today issued the following statement calling for transparency regarding inappropriate comments made by Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director Agustin Arbulu: “The lack of transparency surrounding the investigation into Director Arbulu’s transgressions reflects poorly on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and undermines the public’s trust in the department. The people of…

Rep. Whiteford announces August office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford announced several upcoming opportunities for Allegan County residents to meet with her during scheduled office hours later this month. “It is the conversations I have locally that help me know what is working, what’s not, and what I can do to help,” Rep. Whiteford said. “I genuinely value the input, so…

Rep. Whiteford invites residents to town hall meeting on road funding

State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township will co-host a town hall meeting with Rep. Bradley Slagh of Zeeland on Monday, August 19 to provide an update on the recently passed auto insurance reform legislation and hold a larger discussion on road funding. “The House recently passed a bipartisan solution to reform our state’s broken…

Rep. Whiteford approves plan to help Allegan County farmers devastated by record rain

The Michigan House and Rep. Whiteford today approved a plan to help farmers whose crops have been delayed or damaged by this spring’s record-setting rain. The plan would help private lenders provide low-interest loans to qualified farmers at no financial risk to the state. “Day after day of rainfall this spring has been annoying for…

Whiteford: DHHS budget delivers care effectively and responsibly

The Michigan House today approved the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) budget proposal, announced Rep. Mary Whiteford, who chairs the DHHS Subcommittee. Whiteford said the plan for the 2019-2020 budget year dedicates tax dollars responsibly and efficiently to allow the department to effectively deliver care to the people of Michigan. “Government should always…

Rep. Whiteford hosts summer reading program for students

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today announced a summer reading program for Allegan County students that aims to keep them reading over the summer months. Students first through fifth grade are eligible to participate in the program. To enter, students simply pick up Rep. Whiteford’s customized summer bookmark from their local library, read ten books, and…

Rep. Whiteford appointed to task force to investigate state government’s information technology inefficiencies, cost overruns

Rep. Mary Whiteford today was appointed to a special task force to investigate and help resolve cost overruns and inefficiencies with state government information technology projects. Whiteford – chair of the budget subcommittee overseeing the Department of Health and Human Services – was appointed to the bipartisan panel by House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez. “When…

Rep. Whiteford announces seminar to help fight identity theft

State Rep. Mary Whiteford has scheduled a consumer education seminar in partnership with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to educate residents on identity theft. The forum will provide an opportunity to learn about the signs of identity theft, how to protect personal information such as Social Security and credit card numbers, and what to do…

Whiteford on board to reform car insurance, deliver guaranteed savings to Michigan drivers

House approves long-overdue bipartisan no-fault solution  State Rep. Mary Whiteford today joined colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to deliver significant rate relief for drivers across the state. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for…

Rep. Whiteford welcomes Pfc. Laura Velderman to state Capitol

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, welcomed local high school student and U.S. Marine Laura Velderman to the state Capitol on Wednesday to honor her with a special tribute on the House floor. At just 17 years old, Velderman had the necessary classes and credits completed to graduate from Hopkins High School. Instead of…

Rep. Whiteford announces June office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford will meet with Allegan County residents during scheduled office hours next month. “By personally listening to your questions and concerns, I can ensure I am delivering results for local residents,” Rep. Whiteford said. “I hope you’ll join me next month to share what’s on your mind!” Rep. Whiteford will be available…

Rep. Whiteford votes to put auto insurance reform into overdrive

House approves historic reforms after decades of gridlock The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix what Rep. Whiteford calls Allegan County’s number one issue, the state’s broken car insurance system. Whiteford voted in favor of the plan to offer drivers personal injury coverage options, rein in medical costs and fight fraud –…