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, 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.
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.