Welcome to the latest edition of my e-newsletter. I am excited to share with you updates from Lansing!
Remember, our government is most effective when we engage with it. I want to hear what matters most to you, how I can help address your needs and what you want me to fight for at the Capitol. My staff and I are always here to talk about ways we can improve our community. You can reach me at RepKellyBreen.com or (517) 373-0827.
State Representative, 38th House District
Upcoming Coffee Hours
Friday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. at Novi Coffee
Friday, Dec 17, at 6:00 p.m. at Witches Hat Brewing
This month, I passed my first bill in the House! House Bill 5043 is part of a bipartisan package of bills to assist Michigan’s current child care facilities and providers while expanding assistance for emerging caregivers. The bills come after a $1.5 billion investment in child care included in the recent budget, which was advocated for by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other members of her bipartisan Taskforce on Child Care. I am proud that both sides of the aisle were dedicated to working together for the good of the people
The bill package takes on regulatory and organizational issues by:
Funding for Novi Schools
I am proud to announce I have secured $400,000 for the Novi Community School District outdoor classrooms and gardening programs to be transformed thanks to a one-time state grant. The Novi Educational Foundation (NEF) will receive the funding as part of the budget.
Mental Health Listening Tour with Brabec, Kuppa, Weiss, Ellison, Carter and Steckloff
Earlier this month, I held a listening event focusing on the current state of our mental health system in Michigan, existing barriers and ideas for improvement. Opening a discourse between Lansing, mental health professionals and consumers is key to better understand the issues and pathways to solutions. Community organizations and their consumers are so vital. I am honored to work together and bring real, substantive improvements to the way we treat behavioral health in this state.
MDHHS Halloween Guidance
To keep Halloween a safe and fun holiday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is offering tips and tricks to keep loved ones safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Tips for trick-or-treaters and parents:
Tips for homeowners to consider:
Coronavirus Info – Michigan.gov/coronavirus
Michigan 2-1-1 – mi211.org
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) – CERA Program
State Emergency Relief (SER) – michigan.gov/mibridges
Unemployment Benefits – Michigan.gov/UIA
State Rep. Kelly Breen – RepKellyBreen.com
State Senate – senate.michigan.gov
State House of Representatives – house.mi.gov
Michigan Legislature – legislature.mi.gov
U.S. Senate – senate.gov
U.S. House of Representatives – house.gov