Rep. Jack O’Malley represents the 101st District in the Michigan House.
State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today issued the following statement after the Whitmer-Gilchrist administration highlighted 2021 accomplishments on infrastructure. O’Malley chairs the House Transportation Committee:
“It’s a good thing Santa Claus travels by air, because far too many local roads in Michigan are still in disrepair and Gov. Whitmer has done little to get our local communities what they need. The facts on the ground don’t match the political chest thumping and supposed progress being promoted.
“The governor chose to bond for roads, which saddles future generations with costs and only fixes lane miles on a handful of state highways with higher volumes of traffic. People I talk to wonder about the potholes on the roads from driveway to highway – which they use to go to work, pick up groceries or take their kids to school. They’re still waiting for those roads to improve.
“Instead of going to impatient tax and spend initiatives, I worked in a bipartisan fashion during the previous legislative term to provide local officials with more flexibility to fix roads. These proposals encouraged more collaboration and different spending structures between state and local officials to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of repairs.
“We still have a long way to go to deliver effective local infrastructure, and it’s going to take more than simply shunting federal dollars like always and expecting the problem to magically go away.”
State Rep. Jack O’Malley today voted to approve critical support for small businesses on Main Street across northern Michigan, along with the area’s vital tourism industry. O’Malley and the House advanced a $184.6 million relief plan to help restaurants, movie theaters, fitness centers and other local businesses hurt most by the pandemic. The plan also […]
Plans to reform the state’s struggling Unemployment Insurance Agency, including one from state Rep. Jack O’Malley, were approved in votes by the Michigan House today.
Following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s annual State of the State address, state Rep. Jack O’Malley today said the governor must do more to give hard-working people, job providers and families needed tax relief, while touting the Legislature’s work to ensure the electric vehicle industry is viable and mapped out as part of Michigan’s future. O’Malley said […]
Rep. O’Malley says the $7 billion investment in Michigan announced by GM Tuesday will have an impact across the state, adding that he is working on using some of the same economic development tools to grow jobs is his district.