Rep. Albert supports plan to end governor’s dangerous COVID-19 nursing home policy

State Rep. Thomas Albert today supported a plan to rectify the governor’s fatal error that may have contributed to the COVID-related deaths of at least some of the nearly 2,000 nursing home residents who have died in Michigan. Albert, of Lowell, said the mandate to put COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities alongside uninfected residents…

Rep. Albert issues statement on violent protests in Grand Rapids

State Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell, today issued the following statement after a peaceful protest devolved into a riot Saturday night in Grand Rapids: “Last night Grand Rapids became a warzone. I am deeply proud of all law enforcement and first responders. In the chaos and fog of battle these amazing professionals did not blink or…

Rep. Albert: Revised stay-at-home order is step in right direction, more adjustments needed

Legislature forms COVID-19 emergency oversight committee State Rep. Thomas Albert today said he is pleased the governor decided to heed the recommendations of legislators who have insisted she allow certain workers to return to their jobs and loosen restrictions on the sale of goods and services, outdoor activities like golf and motorboating, and the freedom…

Rep. Albert backs plan to reform governor’s ‘state of emergency’ powers

Legislator: Overreaching orders taking toll on people’s physical, mental health State Rep. Thomas Albert praised a plan introduced in the House today to rein in the broad powers given to the governor during states of emergency and help protect the people of Michigan from gubernatorial overreach in the future. Albert, of Lowell, said state law…

Rep. Albert: Governor wrong to put more restrictions on struggling families, businesses

Common-sense adjustments needed so people can return to work safely State Rep. Thomas Albert today said the governor moved in the wrong direction when she put even more restrictions on Michigan workers while extending her stay-at-home order through April 30. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered that stores no longer sell what she considers non-essential items and…

Rep. Albert: Governor’s ‘stay home’ order goes too far

State Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s ‘stay home’ order goes too far and needlessly threatens to derail Michigan’s economy while raising serious constitutional concerns. Albert’s statement: “The governor’s order is an overreaction,” Albert said. “While I acknowledge we are largely in uncharted territory, the governor’s continued use of executive orders…

Rep. Albert: New law ensures parents are well informed about marijuana products

State Rep. Thomas Albert’s plan to warn pregnant and breastfeeding women about the harmful effects marijuana use can have on babies has been signed into law. The new law requires warning labels to be placed on recreational and medical marijuana products sold in Michigan. The labels will read: “Warning: Use by pregnant or breastfeeding women,…

Rep. Albert: Governor’s proposal raids teacher pensions to increase school funding

State Rep. Thomas Albert today said Gov. Whitmer’s budget proposal risks the pensions promised to Michigan’s teachers and school employees. “The governor’s school funding increase sounds great – until you dig a little deeper and realize it comes at the expense of our teachers’ pensions,” said Albert, of Lowell. “The administration has recklessly decided to…