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.
“I am grateful for this new opportunity to serve the people of Michigan,” said Albert, of Lowell. “There are challenges ahead, but I am committed to ensuring we do the best job possible for our state’s families, job providers and taxpayers.”
Albert was recently elected to his third term in the Michigan House. He currently serves as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, leading a subcommittee related to the state prison system. He also serves on panels related to School Aid, Military and Veterans Affairs and State Police, and Agriculture and Rural Development. In 2017-18, Albert chaired the House Financial Liability Reform Committee.
A former investor for the State of Michigan Retirement Systems, Albert has expanded and continued his expertise on state financial matters during his time in the Legislature. His legislative work has helped improve the finances of the state retirement system.
“We must do all we can to safely navigate COVID-19 while preserving our economy,” Albert said. “That is the key to maintaining support for K-12 education and the essential services Michiganders rely upon every day. I look forward to working with anyone willing to help guide our state through this pandemic to brighter days ahead.”
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.
Rep. Albert talks about his HB 6030, which establishes liability standards for claims alleging exposure to COVID-19 while precluding liability if conduct complies with orders and regulations. Rep. Albert says the goal of the plan is to weed out bad actors.
Rep. Albert talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 6030, which establishes liability standards for claims alleging exposure to COVID-19 at Michigan businesses or organizations. The Representative says the plans protects small businesses and the people who work there,while making sure bad actors are held accountable.
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 […]