Rep. Angela Rigas spoke out today following a week of severe thunderstorms and power outages across Michigan.
“This severe storm did a lot of damage, but the devastation and power outages were worse than they had to be,” Rigas said. “It should now be clear to everyone in Michigan just how vulnerable Democrats are willing to leave our state’s critical infrastructure. The rattling roads and bridges are one thing, but now we’re seeing that our power grid, forest management and skilled labor base are all at risk as well. We had to call in hundreds of workers from other states just to manage the fallout of a single storm. And while we are eternally grateful to our neighbors for those efforts, my colleagues and I believe we should be better prepared to respond to these events ourselves. We need to be ready, but current leadership is clearly unfocused and disorganized on these issues. That simply cannot continue.”
In May, Michigan’s infrastructure received an overall “C-minus” from the American Society of Civil Engineers, citing issues with the state’s power grid, drinking water, roadways, and more.
“The people of Michigan do not deserve to live in a C-minus state when it comes to essential infrastructure,” Rigas said. “Our state needs to secure these basics for the people and strengthen them year after year. Instead, Whitmer and her Democrat allies would rather increase costs and push extreme, unworkable green-energy mandates while quality of life decreases and basic electricity becomes unaffordable. We can do so much better for our people. I plan to hold Democrats accountable and oppose their extreme, costly agenda.”
Rep. Angela Rigas is speaking out following a marathon House session that lasted from 10 a.m. Thursday morning to just after 1 a.m. Friday morning. The primary issue keeping legislators in their seats while deals were made and pressure applied was a clean energy package that mandates a switch to solar and wind power for […]
Rep. Angela Rigas secured a rare unanimous vote for a resolution in the often-divided Michigan state Legislature last week by passing House Resolution 149. HR 149 officially establishes October 15 as Infant-Loss Day in Michigan to “recognize the grief of the families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss and to help heal and […]
Rep. Angela Rigas spoke out today on the House floor in Lansing as a package of bills targeting abortion facilities and procedures in Michigan. Referred to as the “Reproductive Health Act” this package would reduce longstanding restrictions, inspections and government oversight rules for the state’s abortion clinics which would also include facilities providing miscarriage treatments, […]
Freshman legislator Rep. Angela Rigas spoke out on the floor today in Lansing against HB 4647 — which would change licensing and registration requirements for Michigan barbershops and barber colleges. Specifically, the bill would change the word “annually” to the word “regularly” when it comes to the required frequency of licensing inspections for these businesses. […]