Rendon: Return to Learn plan maximizes learning; prioritizes student safety

$1.3 billion plan implements robust distance learning, safety measures State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today announced her support for a common-sense plan that will help to keep Michigan students safe as learning resumes in the fall. The House-Senate plan, announced this morning during a Capitol news conference, requires local school districts and health…

Rep. Rendon: Legislature fights for democracy in state’s COVID-19 response

State Rep. Daire Rendon today said the Legislature is fighting to ensure the voices of Northern Michigan families are considered as the state continues to respond to COVID-19 by seeking intervention from the Court of Claims. Rendon, of Lake City, said the Legislature was forced to file the lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because she…

Rep. Rendon champions plan to protect survivors of abuse

Proposal would establish Address Confidentiality Program in Michigan State Rep. Daire Rendon’s plan – part of a bipartisan, bicameral proposal to strengthen protections for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault in Michigan – was approved today by the House with overwhelming support. Rendon, of Lake City, said the proposal would allow survivors to keep…

Rep. Rendon votes for increased broadband opportunities for Northern Michigan

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today supported a pair of proposals working to expand effective broadband services to more areas throughout Northern Michigan. House Bill 4266, proposed by state Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona, makes it easier and more cost-effective for electric cooperatives to build and expand broadband networks on existing infrastructure and…

Rep. Rendon: Governor’s budget vetoes are broken promises

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of particular items in the state budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year:   “Gov. Whitmer campaigned on fixing Michigan’s roads – and even used profanity to underscore the importance of doing so. The only problem was…

Rep. Rendon votes to support Northern Michigan students with record funding

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, including the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120 to…

Rep. Rendon bill honoring fallen hero advances through Michigan House

A bill proposed by state Rep. Daire Rendon to rename the interchange at Highway I-75 and Cook Road in West Branch as the “PFC Kenneth Coates Memorial Interchange” today was overwhelmingly approved in a vote by the Michigan House. Army Private First Class Kenneth Coates served during the Vietnam War and was killed in action…