Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic holds first hearing

Bipartisan House-Senate body will ensure transparency, accountability State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, led proceedings today in a new joint bipartisan oversight committee that will review decision-making and preparedness from the governor and state departments in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. The Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic features legislators from both parties…

Rep. Filler: Car insurance savings will be greater than expected

State department, insurance industry accelerating toward July 1 rollout State Rep. Graham Filler, of DeWitt, today announced the first wave of rates approved by state regulators under terms of Michigan’s new no-fault car insurance law indicate substantial savings are in store for drivers. “The highly anticipated July 1 rollout of our new car insurance system…

LaFave urges governor to open all health care facilities in Upper Peninsula

State Rep. Beau LaFave and all hospitals in the Upper Peninsula are urging Gov. Whitmer to allow all life-saving medical procedures to resume. LaFave said the U.P.’s 14 hospitals have communicated to him that they need Gov. Whitmer to ease her executive orders to allow them to resume quality of life care and preventative procedures….

Legislators: Governor needs a new map for reopening Michigan’s economy

Initial plan from advisory group places St. Clair, Lapeer counties in Detroit region A group of Michigan House members today said the governor should revise an initial COVID-19 economic reopening map that places St. Clair and Lapeer counties in the Metro Detroit region. Reps. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron, Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township, Gary…

Legislators: Governor needs a new map for reopening Michigan’s economy

Initial plan from advisory group places St. Clair, Lapeer counties in Detroit region A group of Michigan House members today said the governor should revise an initial COVID-19 economic reopening map that places St. Clair and Lapeer counties in the Metro Detroit region. Reps. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron, Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township, Gary…

Legislators: Governor needs a new map for reopening Michigan’s economy

Initial plan from advisory group places St. Clair, Lapeer counties in Detroit region A group of Michigan House members today said the governor should revise an initial COVID-19 economic reopening map that places St. Clair and Lapeer counties in the Metro Detroit region. Reps. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron, Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township, Gary…

Howell commends Governor for revised order

Landscapers, greenhouses and boaters now able to operate safely State Representative Gary Howell (R-Deerfield Twp.) announced today that he is pleased to have worked with a number of constituents and the Lapeer County Farm Bureau to convince Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to revise her emergency orders. At the behest of Lapeer County residents who contacted him,…

Rep. Frederick urges governor to remove restrictions on medical services

State Rep. Ben Frederick today urged Gov. Whitmer to allow Michigan hospitals to perform elective surgeries, procedures and necessary care which have been halted by Executive Order since March 21.  Many hospitals, medical centers and other essential medical providers are facing dire financial hardships and inability to serve patients in need due to the coronavirus restrictions….

Rep. Green: New committee provides oversight of state’s COVID-19 decisions

Rep. Phil Green of Millington today issued a statement after the Michigan Legislature created a new committee to help ensure accountability and oversight of state government’s response to COVID-19. The Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic will include a total of 10 members from the House and Senate: “The people of Huron and Tuscola…

Rep. Leutheuser: Legislature ramps up COVID-19 response oversight as governor revises stay-at-home order, with modifications allowing more people to work

Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale today supported the creation of a new committee within the Michigan Legislature that will ensure accountability and oversight of state government’s response to COVID-19. The Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic will include a total of 10 members from the House and Senate with bipartisan representation, serving as a…