State Rep. Thomas Albert today was named House Appropriations Committee chair for the upcoming 2021-22 legislative session by Speaker-elect Jason Wentworth, filling an important leadership position tasked with crafting the state of Michigan budget.
State Rep. Thomas Albert today led the Michigan House in approving a bipartisan plan to protect businesses, non-profit organizations, child care centers and other Michigan job providers from becoming the target of unwarranted lawsuits related to COVID-19.
State Rep. Thomas Albert today supported a plan to rectify the governor’s fatal error that may have contributed to the COVID-related deaths of at least some of the nearly 2,000 nursing home residents who have died in Michigan. Albert, of Lowell, said the mandate to put COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities alongside uninfected residents […]
Legislator says governor’s recent actions are ‘bridge too far’ State Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell today issued the following statement after the governor has issued numerous executive orders in recent days: “A substantial number of people have reached out to me expressing their frustration with Gov. Whitmer’s recent decisions. More specifically, people have been asking […]
State Rep. Thomas Albert today called on a state board to protect the health of Michigan’s school employee retirement fund – a move he said will benefit both teachers and students in the long run.
“Last night Grand Rapids became a warzone. I am deeply proud of all law enforcement and first responders. In the chaos and fog of battle these amazing professionals did not blink or stumble.
State Rep. Thomas Albert today voted for a plan to restore the normal balance of powers between the branches of state government and end the broad, unchecked control given to the governor during a state of emergency. Albert, of Lowell, said the plan also puts many of the virus-related executive orders into state law, ensuring […]
Legislature forms COVID-19 emergency oversight committee State Rep. Thomas Albert today said he is pleased the governor decided to heed the recommendations of legislators who have insisted she allow certain workers to return to their jobs and loosen restrictions on the sale of goods and services, outdoor activities like golf and motorboating, and the freedom […]
Legislator: Overreaching orders taking toll on people’s physical, mental health State Rep. Thomas Albert praised a plan introduced in the House today to rein in the broad powers given to the governor during states of emergency and help protect the people of Michigan from gubernatorial overreach in the future. Albert, of Lowell, said state law […]
Common-sense adjustments needed so people can return to work safely State Rep. Thomas Albert today said the governor moved in the wrong direction when she put even more restrictions on Michigan workers while extending her stay-at-home order through April 30. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered that stores no longer sell what she considers non-essential items and […]
State Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s ‘stay home’ order goes too far and needlessly threatens to derail Michigan’s economy while raising serious constitutional concerns. Albert’s statement: “The governor’s order is an overreaction,” Albert said. “While I acknowledge we are largely in uncharted territory, the governor’s continued use of executive orders […]
A version of this column appeared in Crain’s Detroit Business and can be found here. By state Rep. Thomas Albert Governor Whitmer’s recent state budget proposal raids the public-school pension fund to pay for other programs. This is a particularly shocking move by the governor because for decades Democrats have accused Republicans of using the […]