Rep. Whiteford, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Health and Human Services, speaks on the House floor Wednesday afternoon prior to House passage the DHHS 2023 fiscal year budget. Rep. Whiteford says the $33 billion spending plan focuses on key areas like kids and mental health.
State Rep. Mary Whiteford, vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today announced the Legislature has approved the finalized fiscal year 2023 budget, including the Department of Health and Human Services budget proposal she spearheaded as chair of the DHHS budget subcommittee.
Rep. Whiteford talks about the signing into law of her HB 5165, which she says will update state policies to attract mental health professionals to rural and underserved urban areas in Michigan. The legislation is now Public Act 91 of 2022.
“The Michigan Constitution grants preborn babies the same rights as every other citizen in our state. The Attorney General’s decision to abandon her duty to uphold state law is an abomination of the due process that our system of government hinges on. Any changes to our Constitution must be done following the proper steps. One individual person should never have the authority to change the law.