“We’re not out of the woods on the state budget. Revenues look far rosier than the economic reality because revenues are artificially propped up by federal COVID relief, increased unemployment benefits and other temporary measures. It’s wildly unsustainable, and that’s why we must be careful with state spending, and continue to look for ways to make government more effective and efficient.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must take more steps toward reopening Michigan’s economy before the Legislature can have meaningful conversations about the next steps in allocating federal COVID-19 relief funds, House Appropriations Chair Thomas Albert said today.
Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell, chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after yesterday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol and after a threat earlier today temporarily closed the Michigan State Capitol:
Rep. Thomas Albert – the incoming chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – today said a veto from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hurts families and job providers at a time of critical need.
Rep. Thomas Albert – the incoming chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee for the 2021-22 legislative session – today selected Dave Greco III as his senior budget advisor.
State Rep. Thomas Albert, of Lowell, today testified before the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee on his plan to better protect Michigan’s natural resources and outdoor sportsmanship from the threat of chronic wasting disease (CWD).
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.