Michigan lawmakers went home Tuesday night without acting ensuring all school employees get paid during this statewide school closure caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, despite bipartisan support and joint appeals from varied education organizations and educators across the state.
Following more than 12 hours of deliberations yesterday, the Michigan House and Senate unanimously approved approximately $125 million in emergency coronavirus relief for Michigan residents.
State Rep. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) introduced House Bill 5628 today to restore the right of Michigan workers to earn and use sick time for personal or family health needs, citing the devastating impact Michigan workers may face if they or their family member becomes ill.
State Rep. Sheryl Kennedy, D-Davison, said the funding for repairs to Richfield Landfill has been identified by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, and will involve the use of clay, leftover from the digging of Lake Callis in Davison Township several years ago.
State Rep. Sheryl Kennedy (D-Davison) along with a representative of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) today announced securing $1.1 million in funding for repairs to Richfield Landfill.
More than $30 million is included in the executive budget for the next budget year to go to mental health grants in Michigan schools. The money is set aside for use by districts to improve services provided to students.
State Reps. Sheryl Kennedy (D-Davison) and Ben Frederick (R-Owosso) spoke at a press conference Tuesday about their bipartisan House bills in an effort to refocus attention at the end of the legislative year.
The House Appropriations Committee voted to approve House Bill 4125 this morning to increase the percentage of income tax revenue dedicated to the School Aid Fund beginning in fiscal year 2020, reversing cuts made along partisan lines in the final hours of lame duck in 2018.
HB 4750 sponsored by state Rep. Sheryl Kennedy (D-Davison) would require any lead service lines to be disclosed to customers by water suppliers, and disclosed to tenants by landlords in any rental agreement.
An updated and expanded version of the School Aid budget passed the House by a vote of 91 to 18.