Chair Crawford: Governor should not extend nursing home order

State Rep. Kathy Crawford, of Novi, today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should not extend one of her directives that has forced nursing homes below 80-percent capacity to admit patients infected with COVID-19, jeopardizing the health of residents and caregivers at these facilities. Concerns over the governor’s COVID-19 protocols for Michigan’s nursing homes have grown in…

Bipartisan Resolution Declares Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

State Representatives Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) and Mike Mueller (R-Linden) introduced House Resolution 261 today, declaring May as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects nearly 30,000 children and adults nationwide, causing an abnormally thick, sticky mucus to clog the lungs. This can result…

Rep. LaFave honors law enforcement with Police Week resolution

The Michigan House today honored the brave men and women in law enforcement by approving state Rep. Beau LaFave’s resolution declaring May 10-16, 2020, as Police Week in the state of Michigan. Dedicating a week to honor the significant contributions made by members of law enforcement has been a cherished tradition dating back to 1962,…

Rep. Webber drafts plan to permit outdoor drinking districts in Michigan

In a time when they need it most, Michigan bars and restaurants may get a new source of economic support under a measure introduced today by State Rep. Michael Webber, of Rochester Hills. Webber’s plan would allow local municipalities the option to establish designated drinking areas where people can purchase alcoholic beverages on the go….

Rep. Whiteford: It’s time to restart Allegan County’s economy

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today said West Michigan is ready to reopen for business. Whiteford, a registered nurse, said the number of COVID-related deaths across Michigan are dwindling to the lowest reported numbers the state has seen in weeks. “The goal was to flatten the curve, and we have achieved that goal,” said Whiteford, chair…

Rep. Hall: Protecting voter information, election integrity key points in new House Oversight recommendations

State Rep. Matt Hall, chair of the House Oversight Committee, today led the unveiling of recommendations aimed at improving procedures within Michigan’s Bureau of Elections. The committee’s recommendations would improve the accuracy of voter lists, incentivize training of election officials, and improve review of political candidate and lobbying reports. The recommendations stem from an Auditor…

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…