Rep. Green introduces resolution to support fight against childhood cancer

State Rep. Phil Green has introduced a resolution declaring September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. Green said approximately 175,000 children age 14 and under are diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year. Cancer is also the leading cause of death by disease past infancy for children in the U.S. “No child…

Rep. Green kicks off bipartisan Caro4Michigan Rally at Capitol

State Rep. Phil Green today kicked off a rally on the Capitol steps in Lansing to support Tuscola County’s Caro Center and urge the executive administration to build a new facility on its grounds, a promise made to the community two years ago. In his opening statement, Green reinforced the desperate need Michigan has for…

Rep. Green: Caro Center is on path to closure under governor’s plan

State Rep. Phil Green, of Millington, issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services announced today that there would be no expansion or improvement at the Caro Center in Tuscola County: “The governor’s plan, whether she acknowledges it or not, is a back door closure of the Caro Center. The point…

Rep. Green announces summer photo contest

State Rep. Phil Green invites residents of Huron and Tuscola counties to participate in a summer photo contest with the theme “Summer Somewhere in the Thumb”. Winners will be chosen in the following categories: beach, family fun, nature, and community event. “We live in one of the most beautiful areas of the entire state, and…

Rep. Green approves plan to help farmers devastated by record rain

The Michigan House and Rep. Phil Green 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. “Many farmers have been affected by the record rain this…

Rep. Green commends emergency response to Tuscola County flooding

State Rep. Phil Green today applauded Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s declaration of a state of emergency in response to the recent flooding in Tuscola County. “The administration’s prompt response will help ensure our community is receiving the assistance necessary to recover from the damage caused by the heavy rainfall,” Green said. “I want to thank Governor…

Rep. Green: Help coming for more than 60 Michigan outdoor recreation projects

State Rep. Phil Green’s proposal to invest in outdoor recreation and natural resources projects across Michigan has been signed into state law. Public Act 12 – also known as House Bill 4244, sponsored by Green – provides $26 million for more than 60 recreational development and land acquisition projects. The money will come from the…

Rep. Green votes for lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

State Rep. Phil Green today cast a landmark vote to bring lower car insurance prices to residents and families in Huron and Tuscola counties, joining House legislators in approving a plan to reform Michigan’s no-fault system. After receiving input from Michigan residents over multiple months and holding 15 hearings through a special committee on the…

Rep. Green: Michigan Senate approves plan boosting outdoor recreation projects

State Rep. Phil Green’s proposal to invest in outdoor recreation and natural resources projects across Michigan easily cleared a significant hurdle today, winning unanimous approval from the state Senate. Green’s legislation provides $26 million for 34 recreational development projects and 30 land acquisition projects. The money would come from the Natural Resources Trust Fund, which…

Rep. Green continues efforts to ensure Thumb residents’ access to psychiatric care

Bill ensures retired psych employees returning to work will keep pensions State Rep. Phil Green, of Millington, has voted in support of a House plan to combat the ongoing shortage of behavioral health professionals in the Thumb area and across Michigan. The issue was brought to the Legislature’s attention last term during the House C.A.R.E.S….

Rep. Phil Green stands with Caro Center employees, Tuscola County

State Rep. Phil Green, of Millington, released the following statement after the governor’s announced she will halt funding for the Caro Center Psychiatric Hospital: “The governor’s decision to pause the Caro Center project is devastating to our community. As the second-largest employer in Tuscola County, this will shatter the lives of over 300 dedicated employees…

Michigan House approves Rep. Green’s legislation benefiting outdoor recreation projects

The Michigan House today approved State Rep. Phil Green’s legislation to support outdoor recreation and natural resource protection projects across the state. The vote is a key step toward final approval of Green’s measure providing $26 million for 34 recreational development projects and 30 land acquisition projects statewide, including one in Huron County. The money…