Albert’s victim statement bill approved by state House

Plan is part of bipartisan package in response to Larry Nassar scandal The state House today approved state Rep. Thomas Albert’s plan to ensure that victims, parents and other loved ones are given a voice by sharing victim impact statements during a court proceeding. “Victims, their families and loved ones all should have the right…

Rep. Albert helps advance funding for local recreation projects

State Rep. Thomas Albert today advanced plans to add nearly $50 million to recreation projects in Michigan, including three local projects. Albert, of Lowell, said funding for local projects totals more than $2.1 million. Funding is comprised of revenue from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. “These grants are going to fund projects which will…

Victim impact statements to be expanded by Rep. Albert bill

Plan is part of House bill package in response to Larry Nassar scandal State Rep. Thomas Albert today testified in the House Law and Justice Committee on his legislation to ensure that victims, parents and other loved ones are given a voice in court. The legislation is part of a bipartisan reform plan developed following…

Rep. Albert to host senior seminar in Ionia County

State Rep. Thomas Albert will host a consumer education seminar for senior citizens in Ionia County. The seminar will focus on ways that seniors can protect themselves from phone, mail and e-scams. Rep. Albert will be joined by Carol Hillman from the attorney general’s office. “It is essential to inform the community on how to…

Reps. Albert and Afendoulis to host senior seminar

State Reps. Thomas Albert and Chris Afendoulis will host a seminar for senior citizens in Kent County. The senior seminar will focus on consumer protection and information to defend against identity theft. Reps. Albert and Afendoulis will be joined by Harry Werkema from the attorney general’s office. “It is important to keep the community informed…

House plan protects Michigan deer from deadly disease

State Reps. Jim Lower, Tom Barrett and Thomas Albert today introduced a proactive plan to protect Michigan deer from chronic wasting disease. Chronic wasting disease, a lethal illness that has decimated deer, elk and moose populations in other states, was first identified in Michigan in May 2015. As of March 2018, 57 free-ranging deer have…

Rep. Albert introduces bill to enact high standards for breeding of large carnivores

Bill promotes conservation and safety of animals and patrons LANSING – State Rep. Thomas Albert today introduced new legislation that would provide high standards for the breeding of large carnivores to promote conservation and animal safety. “This important legislation promotes the health and safety of animals and creates high standards for conservation breeding programs in…

Rep. Albert: Region will get more road repair money through new law

Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell today said additional road repair money is headed to Kent and Ionia counties for immediate use this year beyond what was originally planned. With Albert’s support, an additional $175 million in statewide transportation funding was signed into law today by the governor — with much of the money headed directly…

Albert joins House in approving grant to expand local veteran services

Lawmaker cosponsors bill providing counties with grant for veteran services            State Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell today joined his colleagues in the House in passing legislation providing Michigan counties grants to establish and maintain veteran service offices. Under the legislation Albert is co-sponsoring, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would…

Rep. Albert announces March office hours

State Rep. Thomas Albert welcomes residents to join him for office hours during the month of March. “I hold office hours on a regular basis to listen to the thoughts and concerns of my community and bring their ideas back to Lansing,” Albert said. “I invite everyone to attend my office hours.” Rep. Albert will…

Michigan House approves Rep. Albert’s bill to further improve school employee retirement fund

The Michigan House today unanimously approved Rep. Thomas Albert’s legislation to build upon recent reforms improving the financial prospects of the school employee retirement system. Albert’s legislation provides a more stable and predictable method of paying into the system to erase debt and preserve retirement benefits for teachers. He said it’s an important step to…