State Rep. Kathy Schmaltz will serve on two policy committees in the Michigan House. Speaker Joe Tate appointed Schmaltz to the Health Policy and Energy, Communications and Technology committees.
Additionally, Schmaltz was appointed by the chair of the Health Policy Committee to serve as vice chair of a special panel dedicated to examining behavioral health issues.
“These committee assignments present a great opportunity to work on issues that touch the lives of people throughout Jackson and Washtenaw counties,” said Schmaltz, R-Jackson. “I’m particularly looking forward to addressing the topic of mental health and finding solutions that offer affordable and reliable care to people who need it.”
The Health Policy Committee is responsible for deliberating on issues related to public health, health professionals, mental health and wellness, and overall access to health care. The Energy, Communications and Technology Committee will deliberate on issues related to the generation of energy, its transmission throughout the grid, and delivery to homes, schools and businesses. It also addresses telecommunications issues such as expanding rural broadband and other topics related to emerging technologies.
State Rep. Kathy Schmaltz recently voted to provide additional funding to help struggling local law enforcement agencies keep their communities safe. Schmaltz, R-Jackson, said the proposal will ensure the new resources are used to strengthen support for police departments and sheriff’s offices amid widespread officer shortages. “Behind every badge is a commitment to safeguarding lives […]
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State Rep. Kathy Schmaltz today invited residents to sit down and chat during her November office hours in Jackson and Washtenaw counties. Local office hours are an opportunity for community members to meet face-to-face with Schmaltz to share their thoughts, questions, or concerns. No appointments are necessary to attend. Next month, Schmaltz will be available […]
As Legislature adjourns, representative highlights priorities left unfinished State Rep. Kathy Schmaltz, R-Jackson, today expressed frustration that several bipartisan priorities were not addressed before the Legislature canceled session for the rest of the year. The Michigan Legislature adjourned for the year today, just a week after Democrats learned they had lost their narrow majority in […]