State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, and Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, today said they both support a new state budget approved by the Michigan House that protects funding for K-12 schools, local communities and other shared top priorities of Upper Peninsula families.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen recently testified before the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee in support of his plan to improve access to child care for Upper Peninsula families.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen today lead the Michigan House in approving a measure that would allow veterinarians to consult with pet owners in Michigan about the use of products containing CBD oil and THC for their animals.
A column by State Rep. Greg Markkanen From first-time drivers to new car owners to residents simply seeking renewed vehicle registrations, people across the Western Upper Peninsula are growing impatient waiting on the Secretary of State. Nothing new, right? Sure, there’s a joke there somewhere about the long lines we’ve all come to expect during […]
State Reps. Beau LaFave (Iron Mountain) and Greg Markkanen (Hancock) and Sen. Ed McBroom (Waucadeh Township) today expressed deep disappointment and frustration that not a single Upper Peninsula resident was selected to serve on the state’s first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, which will redraw the boundaries of Michigan’s state and Congressional election districts.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen today joined the Legislature in approving a bipartisan agreement to help get students safely back to school – whether it’s in-person, online or a hybrid approach.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen today called on the governor to work with the Legislature to develop a responsible plan to allow Michigan students to return to their schoolwork safely this fall. Markkanen, of Hancock, helped sponsor the Legislature’s Return to Learn plan, which the House approved last month. The governor, however, has indicated that she […]
Michigan has recorded about 6,400 COVID-19-related deaths since the virus first appeared in Metro Detroit back in March. About a third – 2,005 of them, to be exact – were residents of nursing homes. This is a heartbreaking statistic we should be doing more to address. At first, many long-term care facilities took quick action […]
State Rep. Greg Markkanen today voted to approve a plan offering important legal protections to Michigan health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Markkanen, of Hancock, said health care professionals have been forced to make incredibly difficult decisions while caring for patients under strained circumstances due to the coronavirus. Giving them […]
Imagine working in an industry where the rules that dictate how you do your job haven’t been updated in more than 40 years. Might be time to re-evaluate some things, right? Unfortunately, that is the reality for the many Upper Peninsula businesses that work on projects regulated by the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). These […]
Resolution sponsored by U.P. representative approved by Michigan House State Rep. Greg Markkanen today urged state and federal authorities not to delay issuing the permits needed to proceed with the construction of the Great Lakes Tunnel Project. Markkanen, of Hancock, introduced a resolution voicing support for the project and the job opportunities it will provide […]
‘Return to Learn’ plan includes distance learning options, safety measures State Rep. Greg Markkanen of Hancock today announced details of the Michigan Legislature’s plan to ensure the safety of Michigan students as learning resumes in the fall. The Return to Learn plan, unveiled this morning during a Capitol press conference, requires local school districts and […]
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