Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield today released the following statement on Gov. Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal:
“I look forward to talking with Gov. Whitmer about the priorities her team laid out this morning. There are some areas where we will have to improve upon her agenda, where she continued to pick winners and losers with schoolchildren and rural Michigan families. But there are also many areas where we all agree and can work together to get things done for the people we serve, including fixing our crumbling roads and the help for shoreline erosion we requested.
“Our budget committee will now go through her proposal line by line to vet her suggestions and build the best possible plan for the people of this state. With a willing partner, we will pass a strong plan that keeps Michigan on the comeback path for years to come.”
Speaker Chatfield addresses the House Monday, prior to bi-partisan passage of education restart legislation, saying the focus of the package is on kids.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield today reiterated his support for Senate Bill 686, which would have provided important protections for whistleblowers reporting illegal activity in state government. Gov. Whitmer vetoed SB 686 earlier this afternoon. “Anyone who sees illegal activity, fraud or abuse in state government should have the ability to report it without […]
Speaker Chatfield talks with Capitol media Wednesday as a bipartisan group of legislators unveil a package of legislation geared toward reforming the jail system in Michigan.
The State of Michigan today announced a grant of more than $4 million for Sault Ste. Marie to improve access to downtown and continue its ongoing ‘placemaking’ efforts for the city. The funding will be used to improve four public areas of the city, transforming sidewalk and bike access, replacing signage, expanding green space, and […]