Slagh announces plan for students to safely return to school in the fall

State Rep. Brad Slagh, of Zeeland, joined House and Senate colleagues in unveiling a plan to ensure the safety of Michigan students as learning resumes in the fall. The plan, announced Tuesday morning during a Capitol press conference, requires local school districts and health departments to work together to develop health and safety standards, for…

Ottawa County lawmakers: Our area is ready to reopen

State Reps. Bradley Slagh, Jim Lilly and Luke Meerman, along with Sen. Roger Victory, today said Gov. Whitmer owes Ottawa County an explanation in the form of transparent documentation and metrics that support her reasoning for keeping area restaurants, retailers, health care facilities and businesses from reopening. The governor announced Monday that the Upper Peninsula…

Rep. Slagh supports plan to begin reopening West Michigan’s economy

State Rep. Bradley Slagh today said he supports a regional, safety-focused approach to restarting Michigan’s economy and re-establishing a semblance of normalcy in the COVID-19 era. House Republicans today unveiled a blueprint to help move the state toward a rolling restart – an approach based on the prevalence and risk factors of the virus, which…

Rep. Slagh urges governor to listen to job providers, workers and Legislature

Common-sense adjustments would allow people to stay at work safely State Rep. Bradley Slagh today said the governor moved in the wrong direction when she put even more restrictions on people and job providers while extending her stay-at-home order until April 30. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered that stores no longer sell what she considers non-essential…

Rep. Slagh: Bipartisan education agreement reached with governor

Plan waives school days, ensures workers are fully compensated State Rep. Bradley Slagh today announced the Legislature has reached a bipartisan agreement with the governor regarding education response in the wake of school closures brought on by coronavirus. The agreement closes all public and private school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year…

Rep. Slagh supports additional $125 million in emergency coronavirus response

State Rep. Brad Slagh has voted in favor of a new emergency budget plan adding an additional $125 million to help the state of Michigan and local communities respond to coronavirus. The measure brings the total state funding approved to $150 million, including the $25 million approved by the Legislature last week. The plan will…

Rep. Slagh cancels office hours for March

Rep. Bradley Slagh announced his March office hours are postponed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “To assist our state’s preventative efforts, our office will suspend all in-person constituent events at this time,” Rep. Slagh said. “The health and safety of residents is always the top priority, and I look forward to resuming in-person…

Rep. Slagh announces office hours for March

Rep. Bradley Slagh announced today his plans to meet with residents of Ottawa County in March. “Communication is critical to our success,” Rep. Slagh said. “The conversations I have with members of our community provides valuable input to the decisions I make daily.” Rep. Slagh will be available at the following times and locations: Monday,…

Column by Rep. Slagh: We need a plan that fixes all roads

As the former Treasurer of Ottawa County, I have seen responsible budgeting and fiscal planning up close from our county board, cities and townships.  When I was elected to the State House of Representatives, I was looking forward to rolling up my sleeves to find solutions to many issues, and working with colleagues from both…

Rep. Slagh announces local February office hours

Rep. Bradley Slagh announced today he will host local office hours to hear the concerns and issues of the community. “We are off to a strong start in the new year,” Rep. Slagh said. “Its important for me to hear from members of our community to continue the success we are having in Lansing.” Rep….