House Appropriations Committee Chairman Thomas Albert talks about a new, $1.2 billion plan expanding early treatment capacity for COVID-19 patients, easing worker shortages in the health care system and keeping schools open for in-person learning. The supplemental budget measure is funded entirely by federal COVID relief dollars allocated to the state.
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.
Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after today’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference:
The Michigan House today approved plans to expand the state’s capacity to provide early treatment for COVID-19 patients and address a critical shortage of health care workers, along with several other important initiatives while closing the books on the state’s most recently completed fiscal year.