As talk of temporarily closing schools for in-person classes has grown in recent weeks, state Rep. Ken Borton of Gaylord today issued the following statement repeating his support for Northern Michigan families and emphasizing the importance of keeping schools open:
“The pandemic threw students off their educational course, and we need to do everything possible to help them bounce back and succeed. In-person classes are such an important element of learning for many students. We can’t ignore COVID-19 — which is why I recently supported more resources for treatments and tests — but our local schools need to stay open to serve Michigan young people. I will continue to stand with parents and students in Northern Michigan by supporting in-person education.”
Borton recently voted for plans to provide additional resources in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Rep. Ken Borton, R-Gaylord, today issued the following statement criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s dubious call for a sales tax suspension on school supplies after she previously vetoed three bipartisan tax relief plans passed by the Legislature:
State Rep. Ken Borton today touted billions of dollars in savings in the state’s new budget, which was signed into law today and includes funding for Northern Michigan infrastructure and transportation projects.
State Rep. Ken Borton today said the U.S. Small Business Administration’s administrative declaration of disaster for Otsego County will offer affordable loans to help rebuild homes and businesses that were damaged by the tornado that hit the area in May.