Grand Rapids-area representatives participate in veterans home groundbreaking

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: State Representatives Mark Huizenga, Lynn Afendoulis, Thomas Albert, Rachel Hood, and Joe Tate participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for a new Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The facility is part of a statewide plan to modernize long-term care for veterans in need and will include a total of 128…

Rep. Albert, House panel meet in Jackson, tour correctional facility

State Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Corrections Appropriation Subcommittee, asks a question during Monday’s committee meeting at the Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson. The committee heard a presentation from the Michigan Department of Corrections detailing the governor’s budget recommendations for the department. Following the meeting, committee members toured the Charles Egeler Reception and…

Parnell reverend provides invocation to open House session

State Rep. Thomas Albert, right, today welcomed Father Mark Peacock of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Parnell to the state Capitol. Albert, who attends St. Patrick Parish, said Father Peacock gave an inspiring invocation to open today’s session in the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a different representative, or a clergy member…

Rep. Albert welcomes special guest for State of the State address

State Rep. Thomas Albert, right, today welcomed Dr. Jack Morris, left, to the House chamber for the governor’s annual State of the State address. Albert, R-Lowell, invited Morris, a vascular surgeon at Mercy Health St. Mary’s in Grand Rapids, to serve as his guest while Gov. Rick Snyder presented his agenda for the coming year….

Rep. Albert takes oath of office

Rep. Thomas Albert was sworn in today by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman as the 99th Legislature met for the first time at the Michigan State Capitol. Albert, R-Lowell, was joined by his wife Erica, their children, and his parents Jim and Edna Albert.