Rep. Albert announces biggest buck contest

  State Rep. Thomas Albert has announced he will host a biggest buck contest for residents of the 86th House district, but deer can be taken from anywhere in Michigan. To enter simply take a picture of your buck, include its number of points and inside rack spread, and email it to ThomasAlbert@house.mi.gov by Dec….

Rep. Albert introduces bill to help college students plan finances, track debt

Legislation introduced today by state Rep. Thomas Albert would provide college students with more information about the implications of their student loans, which evidence shows leads to better financial planning. Albert’s bill would require colleges and universities to inform each student with a federal student loan about certain details each year. The report would tell…

Rep. Albert votes to protect first responders

State Rep. Thomas Albert, who has four first responders in his family, today voted to improve protections to fellow police, fire, corrections and emergency medical services personnel by supporting a three-bill package before the House Law and Justice Committee. “Our police, fire and emergency medical personnel are the people that respond to protect us, so…

Rep. Albert: Michigan must do more to keep e-cigarettes away from minors

A bill recently introduced by state Rep. Thomas Albert would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors in state law, making Michigan a healthier place to live. “We’ve got to do more to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of children,” Albert, of Lowell, said of the bill which also would classify e-cigarettes as tobacco…

Rep. Albert announces September office hours

State Rep. Thomas Albert welcomes residents to join him for his in-district office hours during the month of September. “It is important to hear from the people I represent on a regular basis,” Albert said. “I encourage all residents to attend one of my local office hours to offer their questions and concerns regarding state…

Rep. Albert announces August office hours

State Rep. Thomas Albert welcomes residents to join him for his in-district office hours during the month of August. “Open and honest communication is crucial to having a state government that is accountable,” Albert said. “I invite all residents to attend one of my local office hours to share their ideas and concerns.” Rep. Albert…

Rep. Albert: Retirees in Michigan deserve tax relief

State Rep. Thomas Albert today detailed his legislation to provide income tax relief to more retirees in Michigan, delaying some of the so-called “pension tax” changes made to state law earlier this decade. Albert’s bill would restore tax deductions on retirement income to those born before 1950 – covering more Michiganders than current law, which…

Rep. Albert introduces bill to make millage elections more transparent

State Rep. Thomas Albert, of Lowell, has introduced legislation to ensure more voices are heard during elections which determine the fate of local millage proposals. Albert’s bill limits local millage proposals to the November ballot, unless a statewide special election or recall election is being considered. “Voter turnout is historically roughly 30% in August and…

Rep. Albert introduces legislation to better compensate for Veteran’s military service

State Rep. Thomas Albert introduced a bill in the House yesterday allowing the state to treat veteran’s military experience as relevant work experience for the purpose of determining the veteran’s compensation. Albert’s proposed legislation adds to the strides the Michigan House of Representatives has taken in honoring Michigan veterans and encouraging public employers to hire…

Rep. Albert: Signing of school retirement reforms ‘important day for Michigan’

State Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell today welcomed a new law that will benefit public school finances by reforming Michigan’s school employee retirement system. “This is an important day for Michigan and a huge step forward for public education finances in our state. We’re improving prospects for the future while keeping our commitments to retirees…

Michigan House sends school retirement reforms to governor

Landmark legislation reforming the state’s school employee retirement system is now headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration, brightening the financial future of Michigan’s public schools. The Michigan House today approved a bill that will clear the path for more funding to go directly to the classroom and give new educators more control over…

Landmark school retirement reforms approved by Michigan House

The Michigan House today approved landmark reforms for the state’s school employee retirement system, clearing the path for more funding to go directly to the classroom. “This vote is a giant step in the right direction for Michigan,” said Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell, sponsor of the House legislation. “It keeps our promises to retirees…