GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new legislative year has begun, and Governor Whitmer and lawmakers are considering what they would like to accomplish in 2022.

“We want to support our schools so they can keep our children safe and deal with the incredible disruptions our children have all been through due to COVID,” the governor said among a long list of priorities.

Rep. Terry Sabo, D-Muskegon, says the focus should always be on COVID-19.

“We need to make sure we do what we need to do as lawmakers and as a state government to help people through this whole pandemic,” Sabo said.

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall, is optimistic that some things could be done even in an election year.

“I think we have a window of a few months here where that goodwill is still there, and that’s why I’m trying to build on that to keep that going by doing more to help our small businesses,” he said. -he declares. noted.

And Julie Rogers, D-Kalamazoo, continues to focus on a major issue she’s been pursuing since before her election: making changes to no-fault auto insurance reform to restore payments and reimbursements to people in need. home care or other care that has been cut. with the 2019 reform.

“So between families who can’t stay home and care for their loved one and small businesses that go bankrupt, we are now seeing patients being dropped off at the emergency room at a time when there are no beds. extra to be had,” she said.

Plus, they talk about the impact the upcoming election could have on moving things forward in Lansing in this “To The Point” episode from the weekend of Jan. 15.

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