State Rep. Greg Markkanen today called on the governor to work with the Legislature to develop a responsible plan to allow Michigan students to return to their schoolwork safely this fall.
Markkanen, of Hancock, helped sponsor the Legislature’s Return to Learn plan, which the House approved last month. The governor, however, has indicated that she would not sign the plan into law.
“The beginning of the school year is quickly approaching, and students, teachers and parents deserve some peace of mind about what their days will look like and that precautions will be taken to keep everyone healthy,” Markkanen said. “My top priority is making sure local schools have the resources they need to deliver a safe and high-quality education for every one of our kids and grandkids – regardless of whether learning takes place in the classroom or online. Unfortunately, we cannot finalize a plan without the governor’s support. It’s time for her to come to the table and work with us to find a safe and sensible solution that ensures students do not fall behind on their studies.”
State Reps. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, and Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, and state Sen. Ed McBroom, of Vulcan, last week responded to the governor’s recent order to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline.
State Reps. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, and State Sen. Ed McBroom, of Vulcan, today said they all wholeheartedly support the Trump Administration’s decision to remove the gray wolf from the U.S. Endangered Species Act list.
I care deeply about the needs of the people I’m elected to help and protect, and I talk with people in our community often. My job is to serve as your voice in the decision-making process. That’s why it’s so important for both the Legislature and the governor to practice bipartisanship in future decisions about our state’s COVID-19 response.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen and a group of House Republican lawmakers this week announced a plan aimed at giving the people of Michigan more certainty and control by allowing for data-driven COVID-19 responses that reflect conditions in local communities.