Rep. Alexander: $15 Million in Agricultural Safety Grants will ensure safe and adequate food supply for Michigan farmers and consumers

State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today announced $15 million in grant funding will soon be available to help Michigan farmers and agricultural processors protect workers and the state’s food production industry from COVID-19. Alexander, chair of the House Agriculture Committee, joined the Legislature in approving the grant program through Senate Bill 690 and was…

Rep. Alexander plan memorializes fallen Jackson-area service member

A proposal from state Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, honoring a local military hero in the Jackson community was recently approved by the House Transportation Committee. A portion of M-60 in Jackson County from Fairway Drive to Emerson Road would be known as the “Sergeant Matthew R. Soper Memorial Highway” under House Bill 5570. Sgt….

Rep. Alexander: Student safety top priority in Return to Learn plan

$1.3 billion plan implements safety measures and flexibility State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today announced her support for a practical and flexible plan that will ensure the safety of all Michigan students as learning recommences in the fall. The House-Senate plan, announced this week during a Capitol press conference, requires local school districts and…

Rep. Alexander joins in rally calling for improvements to unemployment system

Legislator: Residents out of work due to COVID-19 deserve better service State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today joined other state legislators and residents for a rally on the state Capitol lawn to urge Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) to immediately help Michigan families. The UIA has been unable to help tens of thousands of…

Rep. Alexander fights to remove harsh, unfair penalties for low-level snowmobile offenses

State Rep. Julie Alexander and Jackson County resident Robert Diamond testified this week before the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee in support of Alexander’s plan to re-evaluate the penalty for a mis-location of a snowmobile registration decal in Michigan. Alexander, of Hanover, introduced the plan after hearing from Diamond, an upstanding citizen who…

Rep. Alexander fights for fairness in Michigan’s marijuana licensing rules

Plan ensures people are not denied license solely based on spouse’s job State Rep. Julie Alexander’s plan to ensure no one is prevented from operating a marijuana business in Michigan simply because their husband or wife works for state government was overwhelmingly approved today by the state House. Alexander, of Hanover, introduced the measure after…

Committee website will allow Jackson County voices to be heard during COVID-19 pandemic

State Rep. Julie Alexander today announced a new website that will allow Jackson community residents to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. The website, which can be accessed at www.micovidstory.com, is an accessible resource for concerned residents across the state and to share their story. “I’ve heard from thousands of people in…

Rep. Alexander thanks governor for executive order to help Michigan farmers

State Rep. Julie Alexander, chair of the House Agriculture Committee, today expressed gratitude to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for issuing a new executive order that will allow Michigan farmers whose pesticide certifications have expired to remain in compliance while tending to their fields this spring. Alexander, of Hanover, said applicators are required to have a pesticide…

Rep. Alexander supports state of emergency extension, but says mid-June is excessive

State Rep. Julie Alexander supports extending Michigan’s state of emergency related to the coronavirus pandemic until May 1, but said the 70 days initially requested by the governor is excessive. “I support a common-sense and realistic approach to how long the governor’s emergency powers should be prolonged,” said Alexander, of Hanover. “I agree with a…