Michigan House Appropriations Chair Thomas Albert today issued the following statement:
“For the past several weeks, my colleagues and I have been working on a plan for how best to distribute additional federal COVID relief funds, and this plan will be unveiled in the near future. It’s important we adopt a plan that helps struggling Michigan families and job providers, allows students to catch up on lost learning, lays a solid foundation for the state as it emerges from the pandemic, and prepares for the day federal aid inevitably runs out. I appreciate reading the governor’s press release about her key priorities – the House plan will move beyond broad ideas and will offer concrete solutions to move Michigan forward.”
The Michigan House, led by Appropriations Chair Thomas Albert, today approved time-sensitive COVID relief measures for families and communities – with more assistance for schools expected to be approved later this week.
Rep. Albert talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 4698 , which makes it a crime to raise a false active shooter alarm knowingly andwillfully in a public place. Rep. Albert says the penalties for pulling an active shooter alarm would be the same as those for pulling a fire alarm.