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 is leading a new effort to name a local roadway in honor of a Purple Heart recipient and member of the historic Tuskegee Airmen from the Jackson area. Schmaltz, R-Jackson, introduced legislation today that would designate a one-mile stretch of U.S. 127 as the 2nd Lt. Roosevelt Stiger Highway. “This will […]
State Rep. Kathy Schmaltz today invited residents to sit down and chat during her February 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. This month, Schmaltz will be available […]
State Rep. Kathy Schmaltz recognized the significant role Catholic schools play in educating tens of thousands of Michigan students with a resolution declaring Jan. 28 through Feb. 3 as Catholic Schools Week in the state. Michigan is home to more than 200 Catholic elementary and high schools attended by nearly 50,000 students. “Catholic schools provide […]
State Rep. Kathy Schmaltz on Wednesday hosted Lynn Prysiazny, right, at the state Capitol during the governor’s annual State of the State address. Prysiazny is former teacher from Jackson County. Schmaltz said she was pleased to hear Gov. Whitmer offer support for teachers but would have also liked to hear how the governor plans to […]