State Rep. Pauline Wendzel released the following statement regarding Southwest Michigan’s struggling restaurant industry:
“We’re distributing a safe and effective vaccine, and our COVID numbers have drastically fallen. Governor Whitmer needs to immediately lift restrictions on our struggling restaurants and allow them to resume in-person dining.
“In Berrien County, our community showed its resilience by rallying to support our local restaurants. So many people took part in the Berrien County takeout challenge, and that may have been just enough to stave off some closings. Some of our restaurant owners that are struggling to survive have invested their life savings into their businesses. They care deeply about their employees, our community and doing their part to stop the spread of this virus. They deserve a fighting chance.
“I’m calling on Governor Whitmer to give them a seat at the table. Allow them to open and allow them to meet with Director Gordon and the MDHHS to develop ways to operate safely. Our neighboring states allow in-person dining and have figured out how to do it safely. I’m confident that if we all work together, we can figure this out and give these staples of our community a fighting chance.”
State Rep. Pauline Wendzel blasted Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of legislation that would have expanded access to rural broadband. Rep. Wendzel, a co-sponsor of House Bill 4210, says that the legislation would have lowered costs for service providers by exempting them from personal property taxes on broadband equipment under certain conditions. The legislation would have […]
Rep. Pauline Wendzel today led the introduction of a plan that would reimburse job providers and individuals for business license fees who were shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures would allow a wide variety of occupations to seek prorated fee reimbursements if a business was closed because of a state mandate and suffered […]
Over the last two weeks, my team and I have knocked on hundreds of doors throughout our community, talking to our friends and neighbors – the people I have the honor of serving. As I’ve spoken with them about the issues that matter most to them, one of the most topical conversations that have come […]
By: State Rep. Pauline Wendzel Now that legislation is introduced and moving, work in our committees has begun to ramp up to pre-covid levels. As your state representative, I wanted to provide a mile-high overview of what I’m doing on your behalf in Lansing. My first bill of the new term was in partnership with […]