Osceola County Sheriff Mark Cool (second from right) joined Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth (third from right) for the annual September 11 remembrance ceremony at the state Capitol in Lansing. State legislators from the Michigan House of Representatives invited first responders and military veterans and active duty servicemembers from their local communities to attend the event commemorating the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 and honoring the first responders and members of the military who fell in the line of duty during the past year.
Speaker Wentworth also led the attendees in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance during the ceremony and led the attendees in a moment of silence to honor the first responders and members of the military who have fallen in the line of duty during the past year. Behind him are the legislators who read the names of the fallen who resided in their local communities as part of the ceremony.
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.
Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to remove Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Liza Estlund Olson and give the beleaguered agency new leadership and a new direction. Director Estlund Olson took over after the previous director resigned amid criticism and failure.