Rep. Bronna Kahle today voted to approve the distribution of nearly $2.9 billion in federal funding to help unemployed Michigan residents support their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The measure approved by the Michigan House will provide an additional $300 a week in unemployment benefits retroactive to Aug. 1.
“It will take both a healthy population and a healthy economy for Lenawee County to fully thrive and rebound from COVID-19,” said Kahle, of Adrian. “This measure is an important step in that direction, helping those who lost jobs through no fault of their own put food on the table, pay their bills and support their families.
“I continue to urge Gov. Whitmer to work with the Legislature to fully, safely and responsibly reopen all of Michigan’s economy. This unemployment assistance will help bridge the gap until we get there.”
The supplemental budget measure approved by the House also includes $9 million to help Midland County, Gladwin County, the village of Sanford and the city of Detroit clean up flood damage suffered earlier this year.
Another $8 million will go to help prevent the spread of Asian carp in the Great Lakes system by improving the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in conjunction with the state of Illinois.
State Rep. Bronna Kahle, of Adrian, today was sworn in for her third and final term as a Michigan state representative by House Clerk Gary Randall. The 101st Michigan Legislature today began session following the swearing-in ceremony.
State Rep. Bronna Kahle finished her second term in the state House with another perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,027 votes during the 2019-2020 session. In total, Rep. Kahle has cast her vote on all 2,581 recorded roll-call votes between January 2017 and December 2020.
“It was a sad, sad day for America and I am heartbroken over the appalling violence that occurred at our nation’s Capitol. We are a nation of laws and those laws must be followed. I absolutely condemn the violence and those that were rioting. People have a right to peacefully protest and I will always work to protect that inherent American right, but acts of violence and storming public buildings only damage the very fabric of who we are as a nation.
Residents in Lenawee County and throughout Michigan will soon experience a fairer and more rational criminal justice system, thanks to a plan spearheaded by state Rep. Bronna Kahle that was signed into law today.