Today was a good day for the people of the state of Michigan: Gov. Whitmer finally put politics aside, and she listened to science and data and to anguished parents and students—and reopened high school sports. Starting Monday, the youth of our state can participate in sports programs that boost their physical and mental health and that promote healthy family life and school life.
And the Legislature approved a comprehensive $3.5 billion COVID recovery plan to help struggling businesses and families, to get kids back into the classroom and to fix our broken vaccination delivery system. It’s a strong plan that has transparency and accountability built into it. I hope the governor will sign it and provide needed relief to desperate Michiganders. It can’t happen quickly enough.
“Gov. Whitmer is right to reject calls for new restrictions and shutdowns. This is no time to go backward in our fight against COVID. “Instead, this is a time to look forward. Michigan has made strong progress with vaccinations, with more than 60% of seniors fully vaccinated and almost half of the state having had […]
Speaker Wentworth talks about a bipartisan plan to improve the quality of health care for people in Michigan, while also making it more accessible and affordable.
Today, Speaker Jason Wentworth announced that the House has adopted new, stronger rules on handling severance packages – rules that go far above and beyond changes the Governor made for the executive branch and even further than proposed legislation on the issue would require.
I’m glad the Governor is finally coming around to what we’ve been saying all along: in-class learning can happen safely, which is why it’s a primary focus of our budget. Keeping students out of the classroom has been most harmful to our children who can least afford it. Parents are asking for help. We took […]