Rep. Whiteford to sit down with local residents

State Rep. Mary Whiteford invites local residents to join her for local office hours on Monday, Oct. 15. Office hours are an opportunity for people to address the representative face-to-face with any questions or concerns about state government. “I have so much respect for the people of Allegan County, and I am humbled that they…

Whiteford’s plan would better connect people in crisis with mental health experts

Solution developed from House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force recommendation State Rep. Mary Whiteford today delivered testimony before the House Health Policy Committee regarding her plan requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to create a hotline telephone referral system connecting those in crisis to a local mental health provider. Under this plan, the experts operating…

Rep. Whiteford welcomes local guests to Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, today welcomed Saugatuck Township Fire District Chief Greg Janik (right) and Allegan County Emergency Management Director Scott Corbin (left) to the Capitol rotunda as her guest for the Michigan House of Representatives Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders from their communities to be…

Rep. Whiteford announces September office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, will host local office hours this month on Monday, Sept. 17. “I take my responsibility representing my friends and neighbors very seriously,” Whiteford said. “Office hours are a wonderful opportunity for me to listen to thoughts and concerns from our community.” Office hours will take place at the…

Rep. Whiteford: Michigan vigilant in identifying, combating PFAS contamination

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today said the state must continue to take proactive action to identify and address chemical contamination in Michigan. Whiteford, of Casco Township, said Michigan’s vigilance on the issue is what led to the recent identification of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water in Parchment and Cooper Township in Kalamazoo…

Rep. Whiteford: Budget plan benefits environment, keeps families safe

Legislator votes for 2018-19 spending blueprint   State Rep. Mary Whiteford today voted for a state budget that reins in state spending while reducing debt and preserving key environmental safeguards. Whiteford, of Casco Township, serves on the House Appropriations Committee and chairs the Appropriations Environmental Quality Sub-Committee. “The most important responsibility that we have as…

Senate panel approves Whiteford plan setting standards for invasive medical treatments

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today announced the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved her plan to set specific standards for invasive medical procedures while requiring medical records for such exams be retained longer. “There are no guidelines in the state of Michigan for these changes, but the Larry Nassar scandal showed us all that standards must…

Rep. Whiteford welcomes local students to House floor

State Rep. Mary Whiteford recently welcomed students from Plainwell High School to the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives. The students were in Lansing attending the Michigan Association of School Boards Conference.  Rep. Whiteford discussed school safety, Title IX, and Gov. Snyder’s Marshall Plan for Talent with the students. “I was impressed with the…

Rep. Whiteford announces June office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township will host local office hours on Monday, June 18. “Receiving feedback from my constituents is a crucial part of my commitment to Allegan County residents,” Whiteford said. “I look forward to hearing what is important to people back home and making sure that follows me to Lansing.” Rep….

House approves Whiteford plan setting information standards for invasive medical treatments

The state House today approved State Rep. Mary Whiteford’s legislation to set specific standards for invasive medical procedures while expanding record retention requirements for such examinations. “A child’s safety is crucial to every parent. It should be just as important to every medical professional to share that responsibility,” said Whiteford, a registered nurse. “The specific…

Rep. Whiteford bill addresses rural broadband needs

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today offered testimony before the House Communications and Technology Committee on her plan to assist communities to fund broadband access to residents and businesses. House Bill 5670, the “Broadband Investment Act”, creates a seven-member board made up of individuals representing townships, counties and telecommunication providers. The team will be tasked with…

Rep. Whiteford to host local office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today announced plans to meet with Allegan County residents during her scheduled office hours. Office hours will take place on Friday, May 18 at Allegan County Transportation, 750 Airway Drive in Allegan from 9 to 10:30 a.m. “Engaging with residents in a casual setting is a great way to foster dialog…