Michigan: Bill Welsh and Mike Rogers Testify on Bills to Allow Local Governments to Levy Taxes and Finance Mosquito Control
On October 30, 2019, MI SPAR Bill Welsh and Rose Pest Solutions District Manager, Mike Rogers testified on HB 5024 and 5025 in the Michigan House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee. The bills were introduced as a way to assist local governments in Michigan to combat mosquito-borne diseases including, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), given the recent outbreaks experienced in various parts of Michigan. Our industry is very supportive of the measure, as it is a great way protect to public health and it positions our industry as a private-sector solution to this problem. Bill and Mike’s testimony advocated for all forms of mosquito control services that our members perform. The bill is expected to move out of Committee, and we will keep members apprised of developments.