State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso this week joined the Michigan House in overwhelmingly approving a plan for the state’s new K-12 budget, with a 103-2 vote. He issued the following statement:
“Our local schools are doing tremendous work to further education opportunities for our students during this particularly difficult time. What happened this week in the Legislature is a statement that even in an era of hardship we can come together to support our kids and educators.
“A couple months ago potential reductions were projected to be as high as $700 per student for next year. Thankfully, we were able not only preserve, but increase funding for our schools. While we still have financial challenges ahead of us, this is a welcome step in allowing our districts to plan for the needs before them. I applaud the work of our local educators and will continue to be attentive to the needs of our schools as we navigate this difficult time together.”
Brian Long, President and CEO of Memorial Healthcare in Owosso, speaks in support of a plan announced Tuesday by State Rep. Ben Frederick aimed at giving people more certainty and control by allowing for data-driven COVID-19 responses that reflect conditions in local communities.
Rep. Frederick talks about a plan unveiled Tuesday that provides local public health experts with the option to modify their COVID-19 policies at the county-level – potentially loosening state limits on gathering sizes, restaurant capacity and other measures that would remain in place in other counties. Health thresholds allowing local decision-making would be based on […]