Rep. Lightner: Governor’s new ‘stay home’ order a step in the wrong direction

Common-sense adjustments needed without compromising public health State Rep. Sarah Lightner today said the Governor’s extended and expanded ‘stay home’ executive order is too restrictive, putting more limitations on Michigan job providers and infringing on residents’ constitutional rights. “I don’t envy the position the Governor is in at all, and with that in mind I…

Rep. Lightner: Latest executive order ends in-person school instruction

By Rep. Sarah Lightner of Springport The fight against coronavirus continues on many fronts – and one of the areas where it has had the most dramatic impact is in our schools. A new executive order – issued by the governor with bipartisan input from the Legislature – will keep schools closed for the rest…

Rep. Lightner urges residents to stay calm, heed governor’s stay-at-home order

State Rep. Sarah Lightner urged residents to remain calm and follow the stay-at-home order issued today by the governor to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. Lightner, of Springport, said the order directs residents to stay in their homes unless they’re working a job in a critical service industry, engaging in outdoor activities,…

Community support is paramount amid coronavirus pandemic

By state Rep. Sarah Lightner of Springport   The world, our country and state are truly in unprecedented times as we face the rapidly evolving challenges of a global health pandemic. A lot has transpired recently, including reported coronavirus cases in both Jackson and Eaton Counties, as well as Michigan’s first confirmed deaths as a…

Rep. Lightner votes for more resources to support coronavirus response in Michigan

Rep. Sarah Lightner today voted to provide more money for state and community response to coronavirus, including resources to boost testing and help health care providers keep up with demand. Lightner joined the Michigan House in approving an additional $125 million for coronavirus response. The measure brings the total state funding approved in the past…

Reps. Lightner, Alexander committed to helping community combat coronavirus

Jackson County reports first positive case of COVID-19 State Reps. Sarah Lightner and Julie Alexander today said they have been in constant communication with state and local health officials about the spread of coronavirus in Michigan and remain so after the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 was identified in Jackson County last night. The…

Rep. Lightner cancels March office hour

Out of precaution amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, state Rep. Sarah Lightner of Springport has canceled her March office hour, which was previously scheduled for 11 a.m. on March 27 at Brooklyn Big Boy. “While I value accessibility to my constituents, their safety is most important to me” Rep. Lightner said. “My Lansing office will remain…

Rep. Lightner statement on coronavirus prevention in Michigan

State Rep. Sarah Lightner today issued the following statement related to coronavirus prevention: “Coronavirus is a concern for many people in our great state, especially in the Eaton Rapids area today. I want to stress that our state and health care industry are working diligently to contain the virus and protect Michigan residents. “The Michigan…

Rep. Sarah Lightner backs budget supplemental to help fund essential programs

Plan addresses agriculture, skills gap, infrastructure State Rep. Sarah Lightner, of Springport, on Tuesday voted in favor of a supplemental budget plan to restore support for the state’s Department of Agriculture, promote job growth across Michigan, invest in infrastructure projects and provide funding to many essential programs and services around mid-Michigan. “These budget restorations are…

Rep. Lightner announces local office hours for March

State Rep. Sarah Lightner of Springport has scheduled March office hours to meet with residents of the 65th District. “Meeting with my constituents is my favorite part of the job,” Rep. Lightner said. “I invite all to attend for a legislative update and to discuss ways we can move our state forward.” Office hours are…