PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Nancy DeBoer (R-Holland) welcomed Park Township Fire Chief Scott Gamby to the Michigan State Capitol for the annual House of Representatives 9-11 Memorial Ceremony on Thursday.
Legislators invited first responders and members of the military from their communities to be their guests for the service. In addition to marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the annual ceremony honors Michigan’s first responders, public safety officers and military members and remembers the heroes who have died honorably in the line of duty in the past year.
Rep. DeBoer voted against the state budget proposal brought forth by House Democrats in majority Wednesday, which she said drains the state’s multibillion-dollar surplus, creates unnecessary and unsustainable programs, and neglects the most essential needs in Michigan communities.
State Rep. Nancy DeBoer has introduced legislation addressing recurring mishaps within Michigan’s child care subsidy program. Issues within the system — uncovered by the Detroit Free Press — have left many parents unexpectedly and sometimes erroneously without state funds they previously received for child care.
Immediately after taking office in January, I knew one of my top priorities would be to get some needed relief to Michigan families who were struggling to make ends meet. Inflation was recently at a 40-year high, and everyone deserves relief from the high cost of everyday goods and services.