State Rep. Greg Markkanen today called on the governor to work with the Legislature to develop a responsible plan to allow Michigan students to return to their schoolwork safely this fall.
Markkanen, of Hancock, helped sponsor the Legislature’s Return to Learn plan, which the House approved last month. The governor, however, has indicated that she would not sign the plan into law.
“The beginning of the school year is quickly approaching, and students, teachers and parents deserve some peace of mind about what their days will look like and that precautions will be taken to keep everyone healthy,” Markkanen said. “My top priority is making sure local schools have the resources they need to deliver a safe and high-quality education for every one of our kids and grandkids – regardless of whether learning takes place in the classroom or online. Unfortunately, we cannot finalize a plan without the governor’s support. It’s time for her to come to the table and work with us to find a safe and sensible solution that ensures students do not fall behind on their studies.”
State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, and Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, today said they both support a new state budget approved by the Michigan House that protects funding for K-12 schools, local communities and other shared top priorities of Upper Peninsula families.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen today lead the Michigan House in approving a measure that would allow veterinarians to consult with pet owners in Michigan about the use of products containing CBD oil and THC for their animals.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen recently testified before the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee in support of his plan to improve access to child care for Upper Peninsula families.
After attending the annual September 11 memorial ceremony at the state Capitol Thursday, Representative Markkanen, a former teacher, recalled his experiences in the classroom on September 11, 2001.