House panel votes out Albert’s plan preventing youth e-cigarette usage

Initiative bans possession, sales of e-cigs to minors, helps enforce regulation The House Regulatory Reform Committee today overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Thomas Albert’s safety measure banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, as well as possession by individuals under 18. “For each day that passes without critical action, teenagers across the state are exposing themselves…

Rep. Albert to host local office hours

State Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell will host district office hours on Friday, March 29 to meet with local residents of the 86th District. “As your state representative, it is important for me to hear your opinions,” Rep. Albert said. “I hope you will take this opportunity to directly participate in your state government.” Office…

Rep. Albert issues statement after governor’s budget presentation

“Governor Whitmer is proposing to nearly triple the fuel tax for road repairs and other budget items. While Michigan needs a real and meaningful solution to fix our roads, this is not it. Despite the governor trying to sell measures that would lessen the impact on the wallets of some taxpayers, this plan will hurt…

Albert: Michigan must do more to prevent youth e-cigarette usage

Initiative bans sales of e-cigs to minors, helps enforce regulation State Rep. Thomas Albert today testified before the House Regulatory Reform Committee in support of his plan banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors as well as the possession by individuals under 18. “This critical first step is to keep hazardous chemicals out of the…

Rep. Albert announces educator recognition project

State Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell announced today the launch of his third annual Outstanding Educator Award project. Rep. Albert is seeking exceptional educators throughout the 86th District to recognize for their dedicated service. “Every educator deserves recognition for their tireless work for our children,” Rep. Albert said. “They invest daily in the future of…

Rep Albert: Whitmer’s conditions for Ionia prison facility sale were extreme

State Rep. Thomas Albert today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer effectively blocked plans to sell a former prison facility in Ionia by creating strict stipulations to which developers were unable to commit. Albert, of Lowell, said shortly after Gov. Whitmer took office she inserted additional stipulations into the Deerfield Correctional Facility Development Agreement. They ranged from…

Rep. Albert issues statement after governor blocks sale of vacant Ionia prison

State Rep. Thomas Albert today issued the following statement following Gov. Whitmer’s decision to block Ionia city officials from proceeding with plans to sell a former prison facility: “I would really like to know what the governor’s plan is to bring 250 well-paying jobs to Ionia and how she plans to clean up the long-vacant…

Rep. Albert to host local office hours

State Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell will host district office hours on Friday, Feb. 22 to meet with local residents of the 86th District. “As your voice in Lansing, I want to know your thoughts and questions,” Rep. Albert said. “This is a great way to directly hear from you on state government. I hope…

Albert, Outman: Michigan must do more to prevent youth e-cigarette usage

Plan would ban sale of e-cigs to minors, make state a healthier place   State Rep. Thomas Albert and state Sen. Rick Outman today unveiled a plan to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors as well as possession by individuals under 18. “Simply put, the long-term health effects of vaping are endangering our kids,”…

Rep. Albert plan adds warning labels to marijuana products sold in Michigan

State Rep. Thomas Albert today introduced a plan to warn expectant and breastfeeding mothers of the harmful effects marijuana use can have on babies. “The unborn in Michigan deserve a fair shot and exposure to harmful products unfairly inhibits both brain development and subsequent life opportunities,” Albert said. “Putting warning labels on marijuana products is…

Rep. Albert joins House Appropriations Committee for 2019-20 legislative session

State Rep. Thomas Albert is joining the House Appropriations Committee for the new legislative session,  protecting Michigan taxpayers while helping shape the state’s investments in education, law enforcement, the prison system and several other areas. Committee assignments for the Michigan House’s 2019-20 legislative term were announced this week by Speaker Lee Chatfield. Albert’s background makes…