Rep. Rendon: Legislature fights for democracy in state’s COVID-19 response

State Rep. Daire Rendon today said the Legislature is fighting to ensure the voices of Northern Michigan families are considered as the state continues to respond to COVID-19 by seeking intervention from the Court of Claims. Rendon, of Lake City, said the Legislature was forced to file the lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because she…

Leutheuser: Rate relief arrives July 1; drivers to see greater than anticipated savings

House car insurance website includes a how-to guide for drivers to receive savings State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today announced the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates – the legislative panel that led efforts to reform Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system – has added helpful new information to its website at www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com. The website…

Rep. Huizenga: Patience of Michigan workers running thin due to administration’s lack of clarity

State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today issued the following statement in response to reports of workers refusing to adhere to executive orders mandating their businesses remain closed during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. A barbershop in Owosso, Mich. has been a notable example. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest ‘stay home’ order, which prohibits “non-essential businesses” from…

Rep. O’Malley: Governor’s re-opening focus must include rural Michigan

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to look at re-opening more sectors where it’s safe within rural Michigan amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, instead of merely focusing on larger southeast Michigan industries. “I have seen the planned resumption of manufacturing and auto workers getting back to work. I am…

Rep. Meerman, statewide health professionals urge governor to relax restrictions on preventative and routine health care

Patients are unable to access basic health care under executive order State Rep. Luke Meerman has sent a letter urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to consider the health of all Michigan patients, not just those affected by COVID-19, by relaxing restrictions currently prohibiting routine and preventative health care. Meerman said the governor should trust health care…

Rep. Whiteford: The governor continues to ignore the voice of the people

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed against the governor to restore representative democracy in Michigan: “As a registered nurse, I understand the gravity of the current health crisis. By filing a lawsuit against the governor’s recent actions, the Legislature is not claiming the COVID-19 pandemic is…