State Rep. Mary Whiteford voted Wednesday in support of a plan to expand broadband access across Michigan’s rural areas. The change comes in tandem with the Legislature’s passage of its state budget proposal, which includes $14.3 million for rural broadband infrastructure.
Rep. Mary Whiteford today said that while federal funding has helped balance the state budget, a safely and fully reopened Michigan economy is needed to protect essential services in the months ahead.
Whiteford spoke about federal and state legislative efforts to address human trafficking in law. She has personally spearheaded sweeping legislation to protect Michigan human trafficking survivors and help regain normalcy in their lives.
The House Health Policy Committee has approved Rep. Whiteford’s plan to combat the serious shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in Michigan. While the federal government provides a structure for psychiatric residential treatment facilities, there is currently no structure provided at the state level. Whiteford’s legislation would require the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) […]
State Rep. Mary Whiteford, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, today supported a plan to rectify the governor’s fatal error that undoubtably contributed to the COVID-related deaths of more than 1,947 nursing home residents. The mandate to put COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities alongside uninfected residents was decided by […]
Bipartisan plan makes preventative and routine health care more accessible for Michigan patients and families A bill introduced by state Rep. Mary Whiteford to improve access to health care for Michigan Medicaid patients via telehealth has been signed into law. Currently, telemedicine visits between patients and health care providers must be done in real time […]
Units would assist patients as a short-term alternative to psychiatric hospital care A bill introduced by state Rep. Mary Whiteford establishing crisis stabilization units in Michigan has been approved by the House Health Policy Committee. Crisis stabilization units are small inpatient facilities that provide care for people during a mental health crisis. Currently, if someone […]
Lawmaker calls on UIA’s response to coronavirus pandemic State Rep. Mary Whiteford today led a rally at the state Capitol, calling on Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) to immediately help Michigan families. The UIA’s response to COVID-19 has been anything but ideal, Whiteford said. The agency has been unable to help tens of thousands of […]
State Rep. Mary Whiteford will lead a rally to call on Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) to immediately help Michigan families at the state Capitol lawn near the steps on Tuesday, June 16. The UIA has been unable to help tens of thousands of laid-off workers receive the unemployment benefits they deserve. The agency has […]
State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, last week joined Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Congressman Fred Upton on a tour of two Kalamazoo River Superfund dam removal projects. They visited the completed Otsego Township dam first, and then the currently underway Trowbridge dam. This project, including contaminated sediment removal, is […]
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