Rep. Frederick joins effort to revive historic preservation tax credit

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso has introduced legislation to support an effort aimed at restoring the Michigan Historic Preservation Tax Credit. “This credit was a proven economic development and preservation tool in the past, and it would be beneficial for Michigan’s future,” Frederick said. “I am honored to join with a coalition to bring…

Rep. Frederick introduces resolution declaring Nov. 13-19 as Apprenticeship Week

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso recently introduced House Resolution 202 declaring Nov. 13-19 as Apprenticeship Week in the state of Michigan. As chair of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee, Frederick highlighted Michigan as a nationwide leader in the number of apprenticeship programs available. Also pictured is Rep. Leslie Love, a vice chair…

Rep. Frederick announces November office hours schedule

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced his monthly in-district office hours for Monday, Nov. 20 at the following times and locations: 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Shiawassee District Library, 502 W. Main St. in Owosso; and 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Merrill District Library, 321 W. Saginaw St. in Merrill. “I am…

Rep. Frederick announces MDOT grants

Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso today announced a combined grant award of $1,005,720 to the City of Owosso from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Projects under the Transportation Economic Development Fund Category A were awarded funds for construction on several roads in Shiawassee County. “I applaud the City of Owosso for earning this vital grant,”…

Rep. Frederick unveils plan to expand skilled trades instruction in schools

State Rep. Ben Frederick, chairman of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee, unveiled a plan Wednesday to enhance skilled trades education in Michigan’s public schools while helping students find career opportunities to match their interest and abilities. “This is an opportunity to help our children discover the many paths available to a successful future…

Rep. Frederick hosts October office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced his monthly in-district office hours for Monday, Oct. 23 at the following times and locations: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Durand City Hall, 215 W. Clinton St., in Durand; and 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Marion Township Hall, 10925 S. Merrill Road, in Brant. “Meeting with residents…

Rep. Frederick legislation requires balanced budget by July 1

Legislators would forfeit pay after missed deadline State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso today introduced legislation to require the Michigan Legislature to present a balanced budget to the governor by July 1 each year. Frederick’s joint resolution proposes amending the Michigan Constitution to establish the July 1 deadline and ensure lawmakers adhere to it. Should…

Rep. Frederick supports bills ending driver responsibility fees

Thousands have chance to regain driver’s licenses   State Rep. Ben Frederick today said he is supporting a bipartisan package of bills designed to eliminate driver responsibility fees. Frederick, of Owosso, said he wholeheartedly supports the legislation to end driver responsibility fees by October 2018 and fully forgive any outstanding amounts owed under the fee…

Rep. Frederick joins fellow legislators for bipartisan auto insurance coalition

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, joined fellow legislators on Thursday for the announcement of a bipartisan coalition addressing auto insurance reform. The coalition of lawmakers representing a wide array of urban, suburban and rural parts of the state unveiled a comprehensive set of reforms aimed at making Michigan’s auto insurance more fair and affordable…

Rep. Frederick announces September office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced his monthly in-district office hours for Monday, Sept. 18 at the following times and locations: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Perry City Hall, 203 W. Polly St., in Perry and; 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Chesaning Public Library, 227 E. Broad St, in Chesaning. “It is important…

Rep. Frederick joined at Sept. 11 ceremony by local first responders

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, today was joined by Durand Police Chief Jason Hartz and Michigan Department of Corrections Officer Ray Sholtz of Marion Springs as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan…

Rep. Frederick invites residents to August office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced his monthly office hours in Saginaw and Shiawassee counties for Monday, Aug. 21 at the following times and locations: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Foster Coffee Company, 115 S. Washington St. in Owosso; and 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Merrill District Library, 321 W. Saginaw St….

Rep. Frederick says I-69 repairs to provide safer travel

State Rep. Ben Frederick today said multiple road projects will start next week to improve the quality of a portion of Interstate 69 in Shiawassee County. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin work on two sections of I-69 in Shiawassee County. The project involves resurfacing pavement along the interstate between Newburg Road…

Reps. Frederick, Love applaud passage of ‘Good Jobs’ bills

The leaders of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee applauded today’s approval of legislation designed to help Michigan compete for large economic development projects. The House approved the “Good Jobs for Michigan” legislation with bipartisan support. The bills will soon be headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration. Committee chair Ben Frederick (R-Owosso)…