State Representative Bronna Kahle

State Representative Bronna Kahle State Representative for Lenawee County, Michigan

11/25/2020

Lenawee County lost a hero last week. Today we honor Captain Joe Gallo, a Blissfield Township Firefighter, who lost his life in a crash while responding to a fire.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family, every member of the Blissfield Township Fire Department, and with all first responders across the County.

I ask our entire community to remember his family in your prayers and may his courage and sacrifice never be forgotten.

A Prayer For Veterans—God of justice and truth, bless our veterans—these men and women of courage and valor—with a deep ...
11/11/2020

A Prayer For Veterans—

God of justice and truth, bless our veterans—these men and women of courage and valor—
with a deep and abiding understanding of our profound gratitude.

Protect them and their families from loneliness and want. Grant them lives of joy and bounty.
May their dedication and honor be remembered as a blessing from generation to generation.. Amen. 🇺🇸

Who’s excited for sunsets at 6pm?!? #FallBack ⏰ 🍁
10/31/2020

Who’s excited for sunsets at 6pm?!?
#FallBack ⏰ 🍁

NEED HELP WITH UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE?Many of the problems at the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) are getting fixed...
10/24/2020

NEED HELP WITH UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE?
Many of the problems at the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) are getting fixed, and they are now offering one-on-one telephone appointments for residents with specific claim issues who are facing unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To schedule a phone appointment, please visit: www.michigan.gov/uia

As always, my office is here to help too!
Phone: (517) 373-1706
Email: [email protected]

It’s been a tough year for everyone, but there are still sweet moments to celebrate—like the grand opening of the very f...
10/20/2020

It’s been a tough year for everyone, but there are still sweet moments to celebrate—like the grand opening of the very first barber college to be located in the City of Adrian! ✂️ 🪒 💇‍♂️

​Legacy Barber College will not only prepare its students for entrance or advancement in the Barber occupation, providing students with the necessary competencies, skills, and level of education needed for employment in the Barber field of study, but Legacy students will also learn life skills such as accounting, building a credit score and writing a resume.

Gerod and Stephani Sturgis, founders of the college, have also established a nonprofit, known as The Legacy Foundation, to provide their students with tuition assistance and to offer funding for career-related student outings. For the Sturgis family, establishing Legacy Barber College is not only about leaving a legacy behind for their family, it is about leaving a legacy behind for the entire community.

Congratulations to the Sturgis family and Legacy Barber College!

Many of our friends, neighbors and family members living in nursing homes have gone more than six months without an in-p...
10/11/2020
State Rep. Bronna Kahle: Our loved ones confined in nursing homes need options

Many of our friends, neighbors and family members living in nursing homes have gone more than six months without an in-person visit from their loved ones because the governor and her director of MDHHS, in most cases, still won’t permit indoor visits.

There’s a way to improve the quality of life for our home-confined seniors while still protecting them from COVID-19. All the governor has to do is follow the latest recommendations made by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the recommendations of her own Nursing Home COVID-19 Task Force.

I'm urging the governor and the MDHHS director to change the order that prohibits in-person visits because we can't keep family and loved ones apart.

COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions on everyday life have been tough on everyone. It’s especially tough for those who have very few ways to

Congratulations, Evan Korunka!I was happy to welcome Evan to the Capitol and honor him with a special tribute from the S...
10/10/2020

Congratulations, Evan Korunka!

I was happy to welcome Evan to the Capitol and honor him with a special tribute from the State of Michigan for becoming an Eagle Scout, which is the highest achievement within the Boy Scouts.

The tribute states: “Evan follows in the footsteps of many young men who have utilized the principles learned in scouting to achieve high goals in their careers and to serve their communities and our nation with honor and integrity. Like generations of Scouts before him, Evan will use his scouting experience to better himself and establish a solid foundation on which to build future accomplishments.”
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10/09/2020

I am thankful Governor Whitmer is safe and well.

Like many of you, I was shocked and disgusted by reports from federal and state authorities that the FBI had uncovered a plot to harm our governor and members of law enforcement.

According to the Michigan attorney general, efforts uncovered elaborate plans to endanger the lives of law enforcement officers, government officials, and the broader public.

Those who would do such a thing are un-American and a threat to our values and our way of life. Let us all pray for swift and severe justice to be served. Violence should never be tolerated.

And thank you to the brave and dedicated men and women in law enforcement for uncovering this plot and keeping everyone safe. We deeply appreciate our heroes.

This October, you can fight breast cancer by making a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help give som...
10/08/2020

This October, you can fight breast cancer by making a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help give someone access to screening, education, and support they need! 🎀

www.nationalbreastcancer.org

The Michigan Supreme Court got it right and agreed with the Legislature that the 1945 law is unconstitutional. The gover...
10/04/2020
Gov. has no authority to continue state of emergency, Michigan Supreme Court rules

The Michigan Supreme Court got it right and agreed with the Legislature that the 1945 law is unconstitutional. The governor had no right to extend the state of emergency over the Legislature’s objection.

This was a big win for our democratic process. Separation of powers matter and our constitution, and the rights secured within it, can not be erased based on the judgment of one person alone.

We will work through this challenge TOGETHER as our Constitution requires. In the meantime, look out for yourself and others, and please continue following health guidelines and use common sense to stay safe and heathy.

Mark 12:31
#LoveYourNeighborAsYourself

The court made the ruling in a split decision Friday.

It was an honor to speak at the #SheLeadsMichigan event and recognize women leaders of faith in non-profit, government, ...
10/01/2020

It was an honor to speak at the #SheLeadsMichigan event and recognize women leaders of faith in non-profit, government, education, ministry, the medical field, public safety, and business from around the state!

Thank you organizers and participants of the recent Hudson Walk to End Alzheimer’s!#EndALZ 💜
09/29/2020

Thank you organizers and participants of the recent Hudson Walk to End Alzheimer’s!
#EndALZ 💜

This week was the groundbreaking for Hampton Manor Premier Assisted Living in Madison Township/Adrian!Hampton Manor will...
09/27/2020

This week was the groundbreaking for Hampton Manor Premier Assisted Living in Madison Township/Adrian!

Hampton Manor will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care.

THANK YOU:
Shahid Imran, owner/partner Hampton Manor; Dan Brennan, owner Westhaven Builders LLC; Ed Engle, township building official; Rusty Benschoter, township trustee; Dave Rincon, township building official; Jan Moden,township clerk; Harold Gregg, township treasurer; Tim Watterson, public works superintendent; Mike Shadbolt, police chief; and Ryan Rank, fire chief!

Head into the great outdoors for a pure Michigan tradition!  #GoodLuckHunters
09/26/2020

Head into the great outdoors for a pure Michigan tradition! #GoodLuckHunters

We put politics aside and worked together to approve a new state #budget that continues to support students and schools,...
09/25/2020

We put politics aside and worked together to approve a new state #budget that continues to support students and schools, healthy families and communities – despite the financial challenges posed by COVID-19.

This budget agreement protects what matters most to Michigan families, workers and taxpayers – without raising taxes. State government will live within its means just like Michigan families and job providers always do, and we will invest the resources we have as wisely and efficiently as possible into top shared priorities.

Budget highlights include:

* Children, families and seniors: The budget includes support for the state’s most vulnerable residents through child advocacy centers, senior citizen program grants and many other programs. A pilot program will be established helping connect isolated seniors with callers who check in on their welfare – an initiative championed by Kahle both in the budget and in separate policy proposals.

* Jobs: The Legislature successfully continued funding for important initiatives such as Going Pro and Pure Michigan, along with investments to support rural broadband initiatives so vital to economic development.

* Schools: A quarter of the annual state budget is devoted to K-12 education. Michigan will invest a record-high $15.5 billion on K-12 schools in the new budget year. Michigan’s minimum per-student foundation allowance will remain steady at $8,111 – and separately, the budget includes a one-time bonus investment expected to equal about $65 per student. Career and tech training funds are preserved.

CDC guidelines layout how visiting loved ones in nursing homes can be done safely. Yet, in Michigan, you aren’t allowed ...
09/24/2020

CDC guidelines layout how visiting loved ones in nursing homes can be done safely. Yet, in Michigan, you aren’t allowed to.

I’m urging the governor to change her order that prohibits in-person nursing home visits because we can’t keep family and loved ones apart. ❤️

I gave the invocation recently to open session of the Michigan House of Representatives.We prayed for unity in Michigan ...
09/23/2020

I gave the invocation recently to open session of the Michigan House of Representatives.

We prayed for unity in Michigan and unity in America, and highlighted the verse from Ephesians 4:3 – “making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

The Michigan House of Representatives also adopted a resolution designating this Thursday, September 24th, as a statewide day of prayer and fasting. Please join me this Thursday to pray for the restoration of our nation, our state, and our community.

Here’s my op-ed in the Detroit News advocating for necessary steps to reopen Michigan safely and sensibly as we continue...
09/22/2020
Opinion: Don't make small businesses pay the bill for Gov. Whitmer's COVID-19 orders

Here’s my op-ed in the Detroit News advocating for necessary steps to reopen Michigan safely and sensibly as we continue to cope with COVID-19. The health of our families, friends and neighbors — and our economy — depends on it.

We must do a better job of listening and understanding the challenges of small family businesses as they serve our communities and try to survive — while also keeping our communities safe. Working together for a smarter plan of action is the best way forward for everyone during this unprecedented and challenging time.

This is less about protecting public health than it is ensuring the state bureaucracy’s power is centralized, absolute and unquestioned, Kahle writes.

ATTENTION LENAWEE COUNTY 4TH GRADE STUDENTS:I am sponsoring a contest called ‘There Ought To Be A Law’ where you work to...
09/14/2020

ATTENTION LENAWEE COUNTY 4TH GRADE STUDENTS:

I am sponsoring a contest called ‘There Ought To Be A Law’ where you work together with your classmates and submit an idea for a new Michigan state law!

The contest opens Sept. 15th and ideas must be submitted as a classroom by Oct. 30th. Proposed ideas should be emailed to [email protected]. Be sure to include the idea for a new state law, details about why it’s a good idea, the name of the school and classroom teacher, and contact information including a phone number and email address.

The winning idea will be announced in November. The plan will then be drafted into a bill and submitted as a proposal for consideration in the Michigan House of Representatives. If health and safety conditions allow it, the winning class will be invited to the state Capitol to advocate for their proposal.

You should approach this just like a legislator would. Once your class has identified a proposed solution to a problem – your idea for a new state law – then you should think it through. Why is it a good idea? How would it help people? Who would support the idea? Who would oppose it?

This contest is a wonderful way to get students involved and help them learn about state government. It also provides a great opportunity to think about how they can make a positive difference in the lives of families, friends and neighbors!

Why does the governor continue to defend her order of putting COVID positive patients into nursing homes?One-third of Mi...
09/13/2020
Michiganders who lost loved ones in nursing homes during COVID-19 pandemic demand answers

Why does the governor continue to defend her order of putting COVID positive patients into nursing homes?

One-third of Michigan’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents, and more than 35% of the state’s ongoing outbreaks have been attributed to these long-term care facilities.

It didn’t have to be this way to start with and it needs to stop. Our seniors and loved ones deserve better.

Michigan residents who lost loved ones in nursing homes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic say the system failed them, and they’re demanding answers.

09/12/2020
Rep. Bronna Kahle: Make your absentee vote count

With all the changes brought on by COVID-19, many people are asking questions about #VotingAbsentee this fall. Here's some direction and helpful information to make sure your absentee vote counts!

Every year, the House of Representatives’ annual 9/11 ceremony honors those fallen in the line of duty in Michigan, alon...
09/10/2020

Every year, the House of Representatives’ annual 9/11 ceremony honors those fallen in the line of duty in Michigan, along with a remembrance of the ‪9/11‬ terrorist attacks from 2001.

It was my honor to welcome Alisha and Raelynn Rumler of Lenawee County to the state Capitol, the wife and daughter of Michigan Department of Corrections Officer Randy Rumler who passed away on 7/3/20.

For more than two decades, Randy Rumler worked as a corrections officer at the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Lenawee County, and he also was an Army veteran. Officer Rumler was a dedicated public servant who worked on the front lines to help protect us all – even during a devastating global pandemic.

Thank you for your service. 💙

#NeverForget 🇺🇸

Happy Labor Day to all the hard-working families across Lenawee County who get up every day, play by the rules and make ...
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day to all the hard-working families across Lenawee County who get up every day, play by the rules and make our community a better place to live!

While I'm glad the state’s nursing home task force recently outlined additional recommendations for residents, I continu...
09/05/2020
Rep. Kahle: Nursing home task force report step in right direction; governor should follow advice

While I'm glad the state’s nursing home task force recently outlined additional recommendations for residents, I continue to be disappointed the governor has yet to implement necessary changes to better protect Michigan’s seniors.

To date, roughly one-third of Michigan’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents, while more than 35% of the state’s 199 current ongoing outbreaks have been attributed to long-term care facilities.

Why does the governor continue to defend her order of putting COVID positive patients in our nursing homes?

State Rep. Bronna Kahle said while she’s glad the state’s nursing home task force recently outlined additional recommendations for residents, she continues to be disappointed Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has yet to implement necessary changes to better protect Michigan’s seniors.

Today I helped approve a plan to lift up unemployed Michigan residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.An additional $300 a...
09/02/2020
Rep. Kahle continues to support Michigan’s unemployed during COVID-19 pandemic

Today I helped approve a plan to lift up unemployed Michigan residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

An additional $300 a week in unemployment is an important step in helping those who lost jobs through no fault of their own put food on the table, pay their bills and support their families!

Rep. Bronna Kahle today voted to approve the distribution of nearly $2.9 billion in federal funding to help unemployed Michigan residents support their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into Gov. Whitmer’s order to put COVID patients in nursing ...
08/29/2020
Department of Justice wants COVID-19 data on Michigan nursing home deaths

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into Gov. Whitmer’s order to put COVID patients in nursing homes which contributed to thousands of deaths – a third of all COVID deaths in Michigan.

Yet, our governor is the only governor in the country that still forces contagious COVID patients into nursing homes. Why?

The science and data is pretty clear on this reckless policy. Too many loved ones have died as a result. It didn’t have to be this way to start with, and this certainly shouldn’t continue.

The Department of Justice is seeking "COVID-19 data" from Michigan and three other states as it examines their policies for nursing homes

Delivering #MealsOnWheels for the Adrian Senior Center.  🚙  So thankful for the volunteers and staff of our Lenawee Seni...
08/28/2020

Delivering #MealsOnWheels for the Adrian Senior Center. 🚙 So thankful for the volunteers and staff of our Lenawee Senior Centers for providing a nutritious meal, companionship, and a watchful eye on the health and safety of seniors at home.

Every new family business in Lenawee is something to celebrate. 🎉 Frosty Joey in Clinton is refreshed, revitalized and r...
08/15/2020

Every new family business in Lenawee is something to celebrate. 🎉 Frosty Joey in Clinton is refreshed, revitalized and reopened! Small businesses are the backbone of our economy—wishing Frosty Joey’s lots of success as they work and serve our community with a smile. 🍦😊

About one-third of the COVID-19 deaths in Michigan have occurred at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. As the ...
08/05/2020
Kahle: Michigan's dangerous COVID-19 nursing home policies must be changed

About one-third of the COVID-19 deaths in Michigan have occurred at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. As the former director of a senior center in Lenawee County, this saddens me beyond words.

My sadness turns to frustration when I think about how misguided policies from Gov. Whitmer continue to put our grandparents, moms and dads, aunts and uncles, and other loved ones at risk. Even today, the governor stands by these harmful policies – vetoing a plan presented to her by the Legislature that would have ended her orders and helped protect our seniors.

About one-third of the COVID-19 deaths in Michigan have occurred at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. As the former director of a senior center

I have missed seeing so many friends and neighbors in-person during COVID so I was pleased to hold local #OfficeHours (w...
08/01/2020

I have missed seeing so many friends and neighbors in-person during COVID so I was pleased to hold local #OfficeHours (with social distancing) this week on the lawn of the Hudson District Library. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to chat!

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"Gutting citizens-led ballot initiatives...." Shame on you.
We are backing the House & Senate Bronna! GET THE PETITION SIGNED! Tomorrow from 11am to 1pm I will be at Randy's Roadside Bar-b-que at 7302 US 12. Onsted. Mi. Collecting signatures to repeal the 1945 act that allows our Governor to have the only say in these State of Emergencies & lock downs. We need to have this gone so our House & Senate have say in these orders, as it should be. Michigan needs checks & balances to protect the Michigan people. No Governor Republic or Democrat should ever have the only power in these decisions. Come out & see me. Huge thanks to Randy Bahlau & Amy S. Bahlau Bahlau for allowing me their place of business for a signing station. Remember you must be a registered voter!
F*ck you and the chip you road in on. How about you put a chip up your c*nt? Good luck with that.
WHY?
Our state and federal government need to place the education of our youth in a place of higher importance! Education seems to be the first place to get hit with cuts, like they feel it's expendable, a luxury as opposed to a need, optional, an extra instead of essential..... 😢🥺 Yet, they continue to place more demands and expectations on education with fewer resources... 🥺 Our children in Michigan, in the United States should be our priority! Their education and well being should be the first thing funded and the last thing cut!
I have tried Three times to use your comments link online, and had all three messages dumped when it wouldn't allow me to send the message out to you. So here is my fourth try: I have spent well over two hours on a google search to determine if U.S. Code Title 18, Section 242 has been repealed or modified. After 35 pages of web sites it seems apparent to me, that the law still stands. The Law reads: Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death. Obviously, this makes the current law being cited by Governor Whitmer, this 1945 emergency declaration authority Clearly unconstitutional. She has violated this law willfully and spitefully. I think this law should be cited in the upcoming Republican suit, and she should be subject to arrest and imprisonment for her blatant crimes against Michigan residents. I am planning on coming to Lansing tomorrow, for the planned protest and wonder if we can meet to discuss this issue and the Lockdown foolishness in general? Please give me a call, at (563) 508-7725 Blissfield Santa, Russell Quinton [email protected]
Bronna, I appreciate what you are doing. the thing I want all that represent me to understand is that I am in charge of my health and well being. You are in charge of protecting my freedoms, rights, and liberties as subscribed in the US Constituon . In the name of compassion in the interim those may be impeded forever. Not acceptable
Now that it appears that we are developing a new normal,I ask once again not to forget about HB4006 still in your committee. I WILL NEVER FORGET!!
If this shouldn't be on your facebook, please delete. Hi, Bronna, I met you last November at the DAR Famous Ladies Tea at the Croswell Tea House. I want you to be aware of a situation that is happening at the Gus Harrison Prison here in Adrian. My daughter is a RN at the prison. Last Tuesday, the state transferred 30+ prisoners in to 6 Block that isn't attached to any other buildings at the prison. It was used for Level 1 prisoners who were not considered dangerous. The state is calling it a Step Down for prisoners who are supposedly recovering from the virus. There are no cells and it is completely open for them to move all around in the building. When they were transferred, it was a complete surprise to the personnel as the building was empty and had to be quickly readied for the prisoners who were being transferred that day. This week (on think on Tuesday) another group was transferred to the Step Down and yesterday (Thursday) 50+ were transferred along with more today, making the building full with a total of 110 prisoners. They range from Level 1 to Level 3/4 who are murderers and violent men. There are only 3 officers in the building with the one nurse. She is working some 16 hour days because the state is taking nurses and putting them in Jackson with the positive prisoners and now they are returning the nurses sent and sending different nurses to Jackson. They are already short staffed as it is. The state had an article in the Daily Telegram on Wed or Thurs that said the prisoners transferred to the Step Down did not test positive anymore. But today, there are several that are testing positive. Is there anything that you can do? I'm sure you are very busy with this pandemic going on, but this is serious and life threatening for so many at the prison. Thank you so much, Maxine Smith