Rep. Whiteford talks about the accelerated rollout of the Michigan Crisis and Action Line, a 24-hour phone, text and chat line for people in distress currently serving Oakland County and the Upper Peninsula. Rep. Whiteford authored the legislation creating the line, and says statewide implementation will be moved up about a year to 2022.
Mental Health America has named Rep. Mary Whiteford a 2022 Legislative Champion. The federal advocacy group selects legislators annually who work to improve mental health support and increase access to care for constituents in their home states.
State Rep. Mary Whiteford, vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today announced the Legislature has approved the finalized fiscal year 2023 budget, including the Department of Health and Human Services budget proposal she spearheaded as chair of the DHHS budget subcommittee.
“The Michigan Constitution grants preborn babies the same rights as every other citizen in our state. The Attorney General’s decision to abandon her duty to uphold state law is an abomination of the due process that our system of government hinges on. Any changes to our Constitution must be done following the proper steps. One individual person should never have the authority to change the law.