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…

Rep. Green: Governor’s plan to raise state’s gas tax is concerning

State Rep. Phil Green today voiced his concern over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 45-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase that distributes revenue for road repairs based on usage and ‘economic importance.’ “In this state, weather treats both rural and urban roads harshly,” said Green, of Millington. “As I understand it, this plan means that rural areas pay…

Rep. Green’s legislation supporting Michigan outdoor recreation, natural resources approved by House Appropriations Committee

State Rep. Phil Green’s legislation to support outdoor recreation and natural resource protection projects across Michigan was approved today by the House Appropriations Committee. Green’s measure would approve $26 million for 34 recreational development projects and 30 land acquisition projects statewide, including one in Huron County. The money would come from the Natural Resources Trust…

Rep. Green attends governor’s State of the State address

State Rep. Phil Green of Millington attended the governor’s State of the State address Tuesday at the state Capitol. “Rural advancement is the single biggest issues I am fighting for in Lansing. Giving these areas of the state the tools to thrive will present opportunities for job providers and residents in our communities,” Green said….