Michigan House Appropriations Chair Thomas Albert today issued the following statement:
“For the past several weeks, my colleagues and I have been working on a plan for how best to distribute additional federal COVID relief funds, and this plan will be unveiled in the near future. It’s important we adopt a plan that helps struggling Michigan families and job providers, allows students to catch up on lost learning, lays a solid foundation for the state as it emerges from the pandemic, and prepares for the day federal aid inevitably runs out. I appreciate reading the governor’s press release about her key priorities – the House plan will move beyond broad ideas and will offer concrete solutions to move Michigan forward.”
Rep. Thomas Albert today said an advancing House budget plan invests in students and other priorities needed to help Michigan thrive – even if the economy wobbles as the state transitions from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today said the Flint water settlement should be paid all at once – which is exactly what would happen under terms of a supplemental budget bill pending in the Michigan House.
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today led the panel’s approval of the first pieces of a broad $13 billion plan to provide relief from the COVID-19 pandemic while laying the foundation for a brighter future in Michigan.