Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today unveiled a broad $13 billion plan to continue supporting Michigan families, children and communities struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic — while planning for challenges ahead and making government more accountable.
“One of the Legislature’s main missions is oversight of how taxpayer money is spent. Moving to a quarterly system for reviewing and approving budgets will help us fulfill that mission. This change ensures more accountability, efficiency and transparency by building it right into the system four times a year through legislative review. It will help us ensure, on behalf of Michigan taxpayers, that their money is spent as intended.
“Governor Whitmer’s dismissal of criticism about DHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel’s out-of-state travel over spring break is another example of why her administration has a credibility problem when it comes to the state’s COVID-19 response. It’s another example of hypocrisy and failed leadership.
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, issued a statement today after the governor vetoed Senate Bills 29 and 114. The measures included $405 million to support struggling job providers, $150 million to support the unemployment system, $10 million to help families cover costs of summer school tutoring and transportation, and $87 million […]
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today led the chamber’s reapproval of more than $650 million in specifically targeted COVID-19 relief that the governor recently vetoed. The House again approved $405 million to support struggling job providers and the families that depend on them through an afflicted business survival program. The measures […]
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer vetoed significant portions of the Legislature’s COVID relief plan – including money to help people stay afloat financially and get kids back into the classroom:
Rep. Thomas Albert – chair of the House Appropriations Committee – issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer labeled the Legislature’s COVID relief plan ‘nonsensical’ and said she would not give up her unilateral powers:
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Thomas Albert on Tuesday said the Legislature has begun final legislative approval of a more than $4.2 billion COVID-19 relief funding package to protect people from the virus, help Michigan students safely return to school and assist Michiganders struggling financially due to Gov. Whitmer’s shutdowns.
“I look forward to reviewing the governor’s recommended budget and affording her as much input as she has afforded the people of Michigan during this pandemic. The Legislature has an important duty representing Michigan families and communities, and we will fulfill it.
Michigan House Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert and Health and Human Services Subcommittee Chair Mary Whiteford today detailed a plan to improve the health of pregnant mothers and their babies.