Rep. Green, Michigan House vote to protect essential services including rural hospitals

Rep. Phil Green today voted with the Michigan House to reverse the governor’s cuts to health care, public safety and other essential services important to residents of the Thumb. Green, of Millington, is leading the fight to restore the more than $16 million the governor vetoed supporting rural hospitals with relatively higher rates of Medicaid…

Rep. Green announces Michigan Strategic Fund grant in Caro

State Rep. Phil Green announced a major investment in the heart of downtown Caro by the Michigan Strategic Fund. A Community Development Block Grant of $984,625 will be used to create a permanent home for the existing farmers market in Caro. “I am very excited to announce this investment,” Green said. “This is big news…

Rep. Green honors photo contest winner in Lansing

Rep. Phil Green honored Kathy and Don Zimmerman from Port Austin as one of the winners of Green’s photo contest. Kathy sent in the winning photo below for the “family fun” category and was rewarded with an invitation to the state Capitol.

Rep. Green: Car insurance fee reduction is ‘good start’ for Michigan drivers

A rate reduction announced by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association will allow drivers to save money on their car insurance while providing choice to maintain top-notch health coverage, Rep. Phil Green said today. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association announced it will charge a $100 per vehicle assessment for the year-long period beginning July 2, 2020…

Rep. Green announces October office hours

State Rep. Phil Green invites residents to attend his local office hours on Monday, Oct. 28. “Holding regular office hours is a great way to ensure I continue to fight for what is important to you,” Green said. “I encourage everyone with questions, thoughts, and ideas to attend.” Rep. Green will be available at the…

Rep. Green introduces plan to restore funding Whitmer slashed for rural access hospitals

State Rep. Phil Green has introduced a plan to undo one of Governor Whitmer’s many line-item vetoes, restoring funding to rural access hospitals. Green, of Millington, said there’s a critical need for rural access hospitals throughout Michigan and the governor’s veto was a “serious oversight.” “I believe the strength of communities is directly related to…

Rep. Green: The Caro Center WILL BE BUILT in Caro!

State Rep. Phil Green, of Millington, issued the following statement regarding the governor’s approval of a new Caro Center: “I am pleased that we have reached a compromise with the governor and that she was willing to work with me on this issue. “The governor has approved a total of 100 beds at Caro, funding…

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…