Rep. Tommy Brann today was appointed to continue his work helping shape the Michigan state budget in the 2021-22 legislative term.
Brann was appointed to the Michigan House Appropriations Committee by Speaker Jason Wentworth. Brann will chair the subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs and State Police. He also will serve as a member on subcommittees for School Aid, Higher Education and Community Colleges, Corrections and Transportation.
“The state budget is a statement of priorities – and mine are very clear,” said Brann, of Wyoming. “I will focus on getting kids the resources they need to be successful in school. I’ll focus on keeping the public safe, fixing our roads, and improving our communities in all sorts of ways. The budget is also an important way to improve the economy, and I’ll continue to fight for job providers and the families that depend on them throughout my time here as your state representative.”
Brann also served on the Appropriations Committee last term.
Rep. Brann, the owner of Brann’s Steakhouse, says that the $300 weekly federal unemployment pandemic benefit is keeping his small business, and small businesses like it, from fully reopening. The House voted to end the benefit this coming Tuesday, June 22.
Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming this week voted in support of a plan that in some cases would refund fines charged to business owners working to comply with state-imposed COVID-19 emergency rules.