Governor Whitmer sinks unnecessary ban on indoor youth swimming instruction following select committee’s hearing

State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, and state Sen. Aric Nesbitt, of Lawton, today issued the following joint statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reversed her position and allowed the resumption of indoor youth swimming instruction with certain capacity requirements. The decision came just hours after the Joint Select Committee on COVID-19 heard testimony on Wednesday,…

Rep. Hall: Gov. Whitmer leaving some Michigan small businesses in the dark

State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, issued the following statement today after the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic heard testimony from owners of local businesses – including fitness centers, training facilities and children’s swimming instruction – who have not received sufficient communication from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration in their continued efforts to resume…

Rep. Hall votes to protect nursing home residents from avoidable COVID-19 exposure

Legislator: Governor’s ongoing policy is reckless, wrong and jeopardizing lives State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, today helped advance a plan that corrects Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s policy that puts the health of vulnerable senior citizens at risk. Senate Bill 956 would put an end to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s current policy of placing COVID-19 patients into…

Rep. Hall, Sen. Nesbitt: Does governor have something to hide with veto of whistleblower protections?

State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, and state Sen. Aric Nesbitt, of Lawton, today criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for vetoing legislation designed to improve state government accountability and integrity. Senate Bill 686, sponsored by state Sen. Tom Barrett of Charlotte, prohibits state agencies from punishing an employee for communicating with a state legislator. The proposal…

Rep. Hall highlights new car insurance law taking effect today

State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, today underscored new no-fault reforms in Michigan that will deliver long-overdue relief to drivers throughout the state. Hall was instrumental in advancing the landmark legislation as it went through the Michigan House. For nearly 50 years, Michigan drivers have been forced to purchase what has become the most expensive…

Rep. Hall: UIA’s communication crisis creates mistrust, frustration as people continue to wait on unfulfilled claims

Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic Chair Matt Hall, of Marshall, today issued the following statement after hearing testimony Wednesday from Steve Gray, Director of Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency: “UIA is not communicating in an acceptable fashion with laid-off Michigan workers or the Legislature, which is actively trying to connect the agency with people…

Rep. Hall supports COVID-19 relief, including assistance for first responders and unemployed workers navigating benefits system

Supplemental legislation assists front-line workers, small businesses and families State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, today voted to approve the appropriation of roughly $880 million in federal funding to help offset costs accumulated during COVID-19. The funding included in the measure – Senate Bill 690 – will be devoted to areas such as improving the…

Rep. Hall seeks additional answers from UIA Director

COVID-19 committee chair underscores new concerns since previous testimony Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic Chair Matt Hall today sent a letter to Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve Gray, asking that he testify before the committee next week. Gray previously appeared before the bipartisan body on May 13, disclosing roughly 134,000 people across…