Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield met with local superintendents from the 107th District in his Capitol office after he successfully fought to restore critical funding for rural school districts following the governor’s budget cuts in October. Several northern Michigan schools were affected by the cuts and faced significant shortfalls until Chatfield and the Legislature restored the funding in December.
Pictured from left to right: Greg Nyen of Burt Township Schools, Tom McKee of Whitefish Township Community Schools, Speaker Lee Chatfield, Wil Cwiliek of Beaver Island Community Schools, Robert Vaught of DeTour Area Schools and Bob Lohff of Mackinac Island Public Schools.
Speaker Chatfield addresses the House Monday, prior to bi-partisan passage of education restart legislation, saying the focus of the package is on kids.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield today reiterated his support for Senate Bill 686, which would have provided important protections for whistleblowers reporting illegal activity in state government. Gov. Whitmer vetoed SB 686 earlier this afternoon. “Anyone who sees illegal activity, fraud or abuse in state government should have the ability to report it without […]
Speaker Chatfield talks with Capitol media Wednesday as a bipartisan group of legislators unveil a package of legislation geared toward reforming the jail system in Michigan.
The State of Michigan today announced a grant of more than $4 million for Sault Ste. Marie to improve access to downtown and continue its ongoing ‘placemaking’ efforts for the city. The funding will be used to improve four public areas of the city, transforming sidewalk and bike access, replacing signage, expanding green space, and […]