“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.
Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert today led Michigan House approval of a comprehensive COVID-19 recovery plan to get kids back in classrooms, help struggling families and job providers, improve the state’s flawed vaccine distribution program, and bring oversight and accountability to the state’s pandemic response.
“We’re not out of the woods on the state budget. Revenues look far rosier than the economic reality because revenues are artificially propped up by federal COVID relief, increased unemployment benefits and other temporary measures. It’s wildly unsustainable, and that’s why we must be careful with state spending, and continue to look for ways to make government more effective and efficient.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must take more steps toward reopening Michigan’s economy before the Legislature can have meaningful conversations about the next steps in allocating federal COVID-19 relief funds, House Appropriations Chair Thomas Albert said today.
Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell, chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after yesterday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol and after a threat earlier today temporarily closed the Michigan State Capitol:
Rep. Thomas Albert – the incoming chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – today said a veto from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hurts families and job providers at a time of critical need.
Rep. Thomas Albert – the incoming chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee for the 2021-22 legislative session – today selected Dave Greco III as his senior budget advisor.