Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after today’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference:
The Michigan House today approved plans to expand the state’s capacity to provide early treatment for COVID-19 patients and address a critical shortage of health care workers, along with several other important initiatives while closing the books on the state’s most recently completed fiscal year.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Thomas Albert talks about a new, $1.2 billion plan expanding early treatment capacity for COVID-19 patients, easing worker shortages in the health care system and keeping schools open for in-person learning. The supplemental budget measure is funded entirely by federal COVID relief dollars allocated to the state.
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, today announced a new plan expanding early treatment capacity for COVID-19 patients, easing worker shortages in the health care system and keeping schools open for in-person learning.
Rep. Thomas Albert today said the Whitmer administration’s use of the Michigan National Guard to confiscate COVID testing kits from schools is a “colossal mistake” that highlights the need for legislative oversight of relief funds.
The Michigan House Appropriations Committee, chaired by Rep. Thomas Albert, today approved an expanded plan to support law enforcement and public safety personnel while better protecting the people they serve.
Michigan House Republicans today detailed a comprehensive plan to support public safety personnel and better protect the people they serve – including an innovative out-of-state recruitment plan to address an officer shortage at local law enforcement agencies.
In a time where political power is divided within state government, we came together and accomplished a lot of good with this budget.
We helped ensure the budget is fiscally responsible and sustainable – paying back $150 million into the unemployment trust fund to restore money lost through fraudulent claims, restoring $500 million to the state’s rainy day fund, and keeping billions of dollars on the balance sheet as we move forward.
House Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert, of Lowell, today said a budget approved by the Michigan Legislature assists several Kent County communities and projects – including infrastructure upgrades, business parks and county fairs.