Rep. Hall: Contact tracing contract continues to raise concerns

State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, today issued the following statement after receiving a document regarding a canceled state contract for managing data related to Michigan’s COVID-19 contact tracing project. The entity which had been awarded the state contract was found to be an arm of a Democratic campaign data management platform: “The governor’s account…

Rep. Hernandez asks special legislative committee to investigate COVID-19 contracts awarded to Democratic campaign operatives

Rep. Shane Hernandez today requested that a special legislative committee help ‘get to the truth’ of the Whitmer administration’s awarding of COVID-19 contracts to Democratic campaign operatives. Hernandez, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, referred documentation he gathered in the case to the new Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic. Hernandez said he has…

Rep. Griffin, House vote to discontinue state emergency; convert necessary COVID-19 protections into law

Plan continues CDC social distancing Guidelines State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, this week voted to discontinue Michigan’s state of emergency and convert some of the governor’s virus-related executive orders into state law with specific expiration dates. The plan, Senate Bill 858, includes protections for workers, taxpayers and consumers, and health care providers. The bill…

Legislature Takes Action to Demand Collaborative Response to COVID-19

Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron today voted for a plan to end the governor’s unilateral control during the COVID-19 response and restore the balance of powers between the branches of Michigan’s state government. Hernandez said he and other members of the Legislature have heard countless complaints about many of the governor’s decisions in the…

Rep. Allor: Governor Whitmer fails to work together – Again

Column by State Rep. Sue Allor For more than a month now, the growing concern over the threat of the coronavirus has dominated our daily lives – businesses are shuttered, classrooms are empty, and families and friends have been forced apart. There is no question COVID-19 has caused an enormous amount of disruption for all…