Rep. Whiteford announces March office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford announced her availability today to meet with residents of Allegan County in March.  “Communication is the most important part of my job,” Whiteford said. “Hosting monthly office hours provides a great way to keep the lines of communications open. I look forward to a great turnout and continuing the conversations with…

Rep. Whiteford: House committee unanimously approves bipartisan plan to improve state information technology systems for Michigan residents, taxpayers

Rep. Mary Whiteford’s bipartisan plan to help prevent cost overruns and inefficiencies hindering state of Michigan information technology projects was unanimously approved today by the House Appropriations Committee. Whiteford was part of a five-member Information Technology Task Force appointed last summer by Michigan House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez. The task force is making several reform…

Whiteford responds to governor’s budget recommendations

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, today issued the following response to the governor’s budget presentation: “I am pleased the governor recognizes we must address the high rate of infant mortality in Michigan, and that the best way to do that is to offer evidence-based home…

Rep. Whiteford: Helping Michigan’s state government improve the information technology systems residents rely upon every day

  Rep. Mary Whiteford today was part of a five-member bipartisan legislative task force presenting recommendations to help prevent cost overruns and inefficiencies plaguing state of Michigan information technology projects. The Information Technology Task Force – appointed last summer by Michigan House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez – already has sparked an Auditor General review, and…

Rep. Whiteford represents Michigan at White House Summit on Human Trafficking

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Reps. Mary Whiteford (left) of Casco Township and Bronna Kahle of Adrian attended the White House Summit on Human Trafficking today. The event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. They are pictured holding an executive order signed today by President Donald Trump. The order expands human trafficking prevention…

Rep. Whiteford’s mental health support hotline proposal signed into law

State Rep. Mary Whiteford’s plan to establish a hotline connecting individuals experiencing a mental health crisis with the support they need was signed into law today. Once established, the hotline will be available 24 hours a day and provide access to any Michigan resident in need. Whiteford, a registered nurse and chair of the House…

Rep. Whiteford announces February office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford announced today she will be available to meet and talk with members of her district in February. “We have had a great start to the new year in Lansing,” Whiteford said. “Hearing the concerns of those I represent is vital to our continued success.” Rep. Whiteford will be available Monday, Feb….

Rep. Whiteford welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Mary Whiteford welcomed Pastor Joe Shaler to lead Wednesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Shaler is the lead pastor of Otsego United Methodist Church in Otsego. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.