Michigan House Appropriations Chair Thomas Albert today issued the following statement after reports that Gov. Whitmer traveled out of state roughly a month ago:
“There are two sets of rules in Michigan – one for the governor and members of her administration, and one for everybody else. The governor’s ‘do as I say, not as I do’ nonsense must stop.
“I understand the desire to visit an ill relative, and I hope for good health for the governor’s family – but I have heard countless stories of heartbroken Michiganders who wanted to visit sick family members during this pandemic and haven’t been able to do so. I don’t understand how the governor thinks it’s OK for her and members of her administration to travel out-of-state, while issuing recommendations to the rest of us that we stay home. How can anyone be expected to follow such guidance when the governor and her staff doesn’t follow it themselves?
“It’s crystal clear now. If you want to enjoy your full rights and freedoms during the COVID pandemic, the key is to join the Whitmer administration.”
Rep. Thomas Albert today said the Whitmer administration’s use of the Michigan National Guard to confiscate COVID testing kits from schools is a “colossal mistake” that highlights the need for legislative oversight of relief funds.
The Michigan House Appropriations Committee, chaired by Rep. Thomas Albert, today approved an expanded plan to support law enforcement and public safety personnel while better protecting the people they serve.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Thomas Albert talks about committee passage Wednesday of legislation devoting almost a third of a billion dollars to improving public safety in Michigan. Rep. Albert says the plan focuses on retention and recruitment of law enforcement, and includes $10 million for school resource officers, and could pass the full House […]
House Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert tells Capitol reporters Tuesday that the Michigan Legislature has appropriated almost $500 million for COVID testing, and that about $210 million of that amount remains unspent.