Rep. Calley, Michigan House approve funding for Barry County recreation projects

Rep. Julie Calley and the Michigan House this week approved funding for two Barry County recreation projects – helping extend the Paul Henry-Thornapple Trail and adding a shooting range to the Barry State Game Area. The projects are included in recommendations from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The recommendations are made to the Legislature,…

Rep. O’Malley: House approves support for several Northern Michigan parks

Rep. Jack O’Malley and the state House this week approved funding for several northern Michigan outdoor recreation projects – including an addition to Ludington State Park. The projects are included in recommendations from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The recommendations are made to the Legislature, which is working to finalize and authorize the plan….

Rep. Wozniak introduces bipartisan plan to help reduce prescription costs in Michigan

State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, has introduced a bipartisan plan to improve prescription drug price transparency in Michigan. The plan requires drug manufacturers to submit information about how their products are priced to the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Wozniak said this will provide a necessary level of consumer protection and…

Rep. Bellino: House approves Return to Learn plan

State. Rep. Joe Bellino and his colleagues in the Michigan House last night approved a plan to ensure the safety of Michigan students as learning resumes in the fall. The Legislature’s plan empowers local school districts and health departments to work together to develop health and safety standards that are best for their unique areas….

Rep. O’Malley votes to advance pair of COVID-19 response proposals

Plans focus on nursing homes, flexibility for schools A pair of proposals helping Michigan respond to COVID-19 effectively while keeping people safe were advanced Wednesday thanks to votes by state Rep. Jack O’Malley. Senate Bill 956 addresses Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s mandate which puts COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities alongside healthy residents. “From the beginning,…

House passes Glenn bill to count online learning toward school aid funding

Plan includes robust distance learning, safety measures and flexibility The Michigan House of Representatives Wednesday approved a plan spearheaded by state Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, to ensure the safety of Michigan students as learning resumes in the fall. The “Return to Learn” plan empowers local school districts and health departments to work together to develop…

Glenn supports new tax relief plan for flood, virus victims

Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, Wednesday joined her colleagues in supporting a new plan to provide property tax relief to families in Bay and Midland counties who’ve been impacted by severe flooding and the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Bill 943 was passed 57 to 47 by the state House of Representatives Wednesday evening. Glenn said the bill,…

Rep. Lower: Second attempt at providing property tax breathing room advances

Plan creates deferral for those impacted by COVID-19 shutdown, dam flooding State Rep. James Lower, of Greenville, today voted to advance a plan granting more flexibility for 2020 summer property taxes – after spearheading an earlier effort to provide relief for families across Michigan that was vetoed by Governor Whitmer. “The governor made the wrong…

Rep. Wozniak supports “Return to Learn” plan for Michigan students

Legislation allows for flexibility and informed decisions as school year approaches State Rep. Douglas Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today helped advance a proposal ensuring the safety of Michigan students as learning resumes in the fall. The House-Senate plan empowers local school districts and health departments to work together to develop health and safety standards that…

Glenn votes to overturn Whitmer nursing home order

Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, Wednesday voted in favor of bipartisan legislation to overturn Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s fatal policy of forcing nursing homes to accept the placement of COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities alongside uninfected residents. More than 1,947 nursing home residents have died of COVID since the pandemic began. Senate Bill 956, which passed…

Rep. Griffin, House approve Return to Learn plan

Innovative plan implements robust distance learning, safety measures State. Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, and her colleagues in the Michigan House today approved a plan to ensure the safety of Michigan students as learning resumes in the fall. The legislature’s plan empowers local school districts and health departments to work together to develop health and…