The Michigan House, led by Appropriations Chair Thomas Albert, today finished approving its budget plan to continue the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and move the state forward to a brighter future.
Rep. Thomas Albert today said an advancing House budget plan invests in students and other priorities needed to help Michigan thrive – even if the economy wobbles as the state transitions from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today led the panel’s approval of the first pieces of a broad $13 billion plan to provide relief from the COVID-19 pandemic while laying the foundation for a brighter future in Michigan.
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today said the Flint water settlement should be paid all at once – which is exactly what would happen under terms of a supplemental budget bill pending in the Michigan House.
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today unveiled a broad $13 billion plan to continue supporting Michigan families, children and communities struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic — while planning for challenges ahead and making government more accountable.
“One of the Legislature’s main missions is oversight of how taxpayer money is spent. Moving to a quarterly system for reviewing and approving budgets will help us fulfill that mission. This change ensures more accountability, efficiency and transparency by building it right into the system four times a year through legislative review. It will help us ensure, on behalf of Michigan taxpayers, that their money is spent as intended.
“Governor Whitmer’s dismissal of criticism about DHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel’s out-of-state travel over spring break is another example of why her administration has a credibility problem when it comes to the state’s COVID-19 response. It’s another example of hypocrisy and failed leadership.
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, issued a statement today after the governor vetoed Senate Bills 29 and 114. The measures included $405 million to support struggling job providers, $150 million to support the unemployment system, $10 million to help families cover costs of summer school tutoring and transportation, and $87 million […]
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today led the chamber’s reapproval of more than $650 million in specifically targeted COVID-19 relief that the governor recently vetoed. The House again approved $405 million to support struggling job providers and the families that depend on them through an afflicted business survival program. The measures […]
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer vetoed significant portions of the Legislature’s COVID relief plan – including money to help people stay afloat financially and get kids back into the classroom: