Sen. Albert selected for Appropriations Committee; will also play key role in labor and workforce policy

Sen. Albert selected for Appropriations Committee; will also play key role in labor and workforce policy

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Thomas Albert on Thursday was appointed to key legislative committees related to Michigan’s state budget and labor policy.

Albert will serve on the Senate Appropriations Committee, where he will be the top-ranked Republican on the General Government, Universities and Community Colleges, and Michigan Department of Education subcommittees. He also will be a member of the PreK-12 budget subcommittee.

Albert also will be the top-ranking Republican on the Senate Labor Committee.

“These assignments fit perfectly with my experience and my ongoing efforts to make Michigan a great place to raise a family, live and work,” said Albert, R-Lowell, a former chair of the House Appropriations Committee. “I will work to make sure we have a fiscally responsible state budget that respects taxpayers while also providing the resources Michigan needs to thrive. I will fight for solutions that protect the freedom of Michigan workers and benefit the economy.”

Albert joins the Michigan Senate after serving six years in the state House of Representatives. He represents the Senate’s new 18th District, which includes Barry County and portions of Allegan, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, Kent, and Ionia counties.

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