State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, and state Sen. Aric Nesbitt, of Lawton, today issued the following joint statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reversed her position and allowed the resumption of indoor youth swimming instruction with certain capacity requirements. The decision came just hours after the Joint Select Committee on COVID-19 heard testimony on Wednesday, July 29 from people who laid out the important, life-saving skills their business provides Michigan’s children. Hall and Nesbitt, who both chair the panel, said the governor’s change through Executive Order 2020-160 underscores the importance of legislative oversight and providing a platform for Michigan residents to have their voices heard:
“We heard from people who simply want to teach children how to swim and help parents keep their kids safe when they’re in the water. The lessons these local businesses provide help keep kids from drowning and the governor was not allowing that essential, live-saving work to be performed. We heard compelling testimony from individuals who felt they could do this work sensibly with the safety of their customers and instructors at the forefront. It’s good to see the governor re-evaluate her initial measures and implement a smarter approach after our committee provided these people with a platform.
“There are additional people who spoke before our committee on Wednesday who feel they can resume their lives safely and sensibly. They have submitted ways to do so to Gov. Whitmer’s office, but those detailed plans have been ignored for months. It’s important for them to be heard too.
“Most importantly – the public, as well as legislators who serve as their voice, must receive more from the governor on the thinking behind these decisions instead of having to wait months for her to change her mind.”
State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, today joined other supporters of the Convention of States movement as efforts are made to rein in the size and scope of the federal government by restoring state powers like the framers of the Constitution intended. Joining Hall for a rally on the steps of the state Capitol building […]
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State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, is working on a new joint resolution to limit federal power, federal spending, and establish term limits for Congress and/or federal judges, ultimately returning more power to the people and the state of Michigan. Hall’s House Joint Resolution E would enable Michigan to join fifteen other states that have […]