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House Approves Psychiatric Bed Database for Mental Health Services and Update on Michigan CARES Hotline

House Approves Psychiatric Bed Database for Mental Health Services and Update on Michigan CARES Hotline

Many times, when an individual has a mental health crisis or is brought to the hospital by law enforcement, there are not enough psychiatric beds available to place the individual.

The House of Representatives approved my legislation that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to work with various stakeholders to develop and maintain a state database that contains information about the number and locations of available beds, and make this database accessible to facilities and providers.

This will allow us to get individuals the …

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Tax relief for stillbirths gets unanimous vote in state House of Representatives

Tax relief for stillbirths gets unanimous vote in state House of Representatives

From the Detroit Free Press:

LANSING – The state House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to restore tax relief for families who experience a stillbirth.

The bill was especially meaningful for state Rep. Julie Alexander, R-Hanover, whose daughter Amy Jo was stillborn on Christmas Day in 1995.

“She entered the world without a breath or a cry, but lives on in our hearts,” she said of her daughter. “To be able to provide the tax relief, to know that we’re helping families in that way, brings …

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Comments from Mary Whiteford on Stillbirth Tax Exemption Passage

Comments from Mary Whiteford on Stillbirth Tax Exemption Passage

“This is about what’s most important – our families, particularly those going through the very difficult time after losing a baby,” said Whiteford, of Allegan County’s Casco Township. “There is nothing we can do to take away the pain and loss for families dealing with a stillbirth. But we can acknowledge the baby, and provide some financial relief on expenses.”

There are roughly 550 to 650 stillbirths in Michigan each year, according to recent statistics. Families dealing with stillbirths often face thousands of dollars in expenses, …

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Lawmakers submit reform plan following MSU inquiry

Lawmakers submit reform plan following MSU inquiry

House legislation calls for better protection from sexual misconduct

A bipartisan group of House legislators today submitted a plan to better protect Michigan’s children in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.

The reforms build on previously introduced legislation and include enhanced penalties for distribution, production and financing of child pornography, as well as new penalties for individuals who abuse their positions of authority to stop others from reporting sexual misconduct to area law enforcement.

“This legislation is the next step we’re taking to prevent another …

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Whiteford Files for Re-Election

Whiteford Files for Re-Election

Signing Deadline Approaches for 80th District

Allegan County – It seems campaign season never ends for the Michigan House of Representatives in Allegan County. Despite her Special Election win with nearly 64% of the vote on March, 8th, Mary Whiteford officially filed for her re-election for the 80th District of the Michigan House of Representatives due to the approaching filing deadline for the 2016 election cycle. (picture below)

 

Whiteford secured the Republican nomination for the 80th House District besting Cindy Gamrat, Jim Storey and 5 other …

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Whiteford Wins 80th District With Staggering Support

Community Involvement and Conservative Principles

Put Whiteford Over the Top

Allegan County – Tonight, Republican Mary Whiteford won the 80th District election for the Michigan House of Representatives outgaining her opponents by a margin of 63.75% for Whiteford to 29% for her Democrat opponent and 6% for her Libertarian opponent – with a total vote count of 10,287 of the 16,136 votes cast with 66.7% of the precincts reporting.

 

Whiteford, a Republican from Casco Township, congratulated her opponents on a spirited campaign and thanked …

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Whiteford Announces Election Night Details

Media Advisory

What: Mary Whiteford for State Representative Campaign election night gathering and Allegan County GOP Presidential Primary Results Watch Party

When: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Where: The Rock Bottom at the Grill House

Time: 8:30 until election results are complete.

Address: 1071 32nd St, Allegan, MI 49010

Details: There will be free soda, Hors D’oeuvres, and a cash bar.

Media Notes: Mary Whiteford will gathering with volunteers and supporters once the polls close on election night. …

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Mary Whiteford Endorsements

Mary Whiteford Endorsements

Whiteford Wins 80th District GOP Primary

Message of Being a Conservative, Credible Voice 

for Allegan County Propels Whiteford to Victory

Allegan County – Tonight, as polling results were coming in, and it became more and more clear that Mary Whiteford would be the Republican Nominee for the 80th State House District in Michigan; celebration erupted at the Whiteford Victory Party at the Silo Banquet Hall in Allegan, MI. Now, with 67.5 percent of the precincts reporting, several news agencies have called the race with Whiteford leading in the polls with 50.36 …

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