House Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert tells Capitol reporters Tuesday that the Michigan Legislature has appropriated almost $500 million for COVID testing, and that about $210 million of that amount remains unspent.
The Michigan House of Representatives and Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert today approved their latest plan to help struggling job providers and their employees dealing with the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Michigan House, led by Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert, today approved a plan to deposit $250 million into Michigan’s fraud-depleted unemployment insurance trust fund.
Rep. Albert, the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, responding to the Governor’s State of the State Address, says tax revenues in Michigan are running so high that tax relief for Michigan families is necessary, and that the relief will be sustainable.
Rep. Albert, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee, says tax relief for Michigan families needs to be part of the conversation as lawmakers and the Governor shape the state’s fiscal policy. He says inflation is both a burden for Michigan families and a source of windfall revenue for state government.