Failing to educate our students is not an option

As a member of the House Education Committee, I’m committed to ensuring Michigan’s children receive a quality education. COVID-19 has presented unprecedented uncertainty and challenges for students, parents, and teachers. Our steps in the next year are critical to the development of our young people. For many reasons, backed up by health experts and relevant data,…

More work to be done as UIA shows progress in getting out-of-work people paid

This column written by Rep. Matt Hall originally appeared in the Detroit News. People in our state are hurting. Over 2 million people had their jobs taken away and the unemployment system failed to provide them with swift support. State government has not been there to answer the call and many questions remain unanswered. That…

Rep. Hall: Gov. Whitmer leaving some Michigan small businesses in the dark

State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, issued the following statement today after the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic heard testimony from owners of local businesses – including fitness centers, training facilities and children’s swimming instruction – who have not received sufficient communication from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration in their continued efforts to resume…

Rep. Hall votes to protect nursing home residents from avoidable COVID-19 exposure

Legislator: Governor’s ongoing policy is reckless, wrong and jeopardizing lives State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, today helped advance a plan that corrects Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s policy that puts the health of vulnerable senior citizens at risk. Senate Bill 956 would put an end to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s current policy of placing COVID-19 patients into…

Rep. Hall highlights new car insurance law taking effect today

State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, today underscored new no-fault reforms in Michigan that will deliver long-overdue relief to drivers throughout the state. Hall was instrumental in advancing the landmark legislation as it went through the Michigan House. For nearly 50 years, Michigan drivers have been forced to purchase what has become the most expensive…

Rep. Hall: UIA’s communication crisis creates mistrust, frustration as people continue to wait on unfulfilled claims

Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic Chair Matt Hall, of Marshall, today issued the following statement after hearing testimony Wednesday from Steve Gray, Director of Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency: “UIA is not communicating in an acceptable fashion with laid-off Michigan workers or the Legislature, which is actively trying to connect the agency with people…