Rep. Frederick sets May office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced his office hours schedule for the month of May. Rep. Frederick will be available to meet with residents on Monday, May 22 at the following times and locations: 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Foster Coffee Company, 115 S. Washington St., in Owosso; and 5 to 6:30 p.m. at…

Rep. Frederick applauds more skilled trades funding

State Rep. Ben Frederick today cast a vote for passage of the House budget, which includes record funding for skilled trades education and proposes a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget. Frederick, of Owosso, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the 21st century…

Rep. Frederick welcomes residents to April office hours

Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso today invited anyone with questions or concerns to attend his April district office hours in Perry and Chesaning. “It’s important to me that people have the opportunity to share their thoughts and ask me any questions they have about state government,” Rep. Frederick said. Rep. Frederick will be available at…

Rep. Frederick supports bill to help protect public safety

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, right, is joined today by Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole, left, to speak in support of House Bill 4423, which creates a special fund to allow certain counties that had to lay off sheriff deputies in the last three years to apply for a grant to fund…

Rep. Frederick supports choice for high school students

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, today voted on the House floor in support of merit curriculum legislation that will give high school students more education choices and help better connect with 21st century jobs. The legislation was approved Tuesday by the House Workforce and Talent Committee, which Frederick chairs.  Testifiers in support included Dr….

Owosso Schools’ Dr. Selleck testifies before committee, Rep. Frederick

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, welcomed Dr. Kari Selleck, Curriculum Director at Owosso Public Schools, to testify before the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee in Lansing today. Dr. Selleck spoke in support of merit curriculum legislation that would increase class choice for high school students. The bill package was approved by the committee…

Rep. Frederick: Transparent government is a priority

State Rep. Ben Frederick on Thursday voted in favor of a bipartisan 11-bill legislative package to make the Legislature and executive branch of state government more transparent to the public. Frederick, of Owosso, said the legislation makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement…

Frederick bill to protect special-needs children gains House approval

State Rep. Ben Frederick’s bill to offer an added layer of protection for special-needs children received unanimous approval today from the Michigan House of Representatives. The Owosso representative’s first bill approved by the House gives the parent or guardian of a special-needs child the option to place the child’s photograph and fingerprints on file with…

Horvath, Lamb address House panel on truck length legislation

Rep. Frederick bill enhances worker safety, cuts costs Businesses hauling agricultural field drainage tubing on Michigan’s state highways could employ safer, more efficient truck and trailer combinations under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Ben Frederick that is under consideration by the Michigan House Agriculture Committee. Frederick’s bill creates an exemption for businesses hauling the drainage…

Rep. Frederick supports initiative to give students more class choice

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso is co-sponsoring a merit curriculum legislative initiative that will give high school students more flexibility in their education choices. “High school is about preparing our kids for life after graduation and that’s what these four bills help do,” Frederick said. “We need to give students with an aptitude for…

Shiawassee County sheriff’s deputy speaks in support of Frederick’s bill

Legislation adds layer of protection for people with special needs State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, today was joined by Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Chapman and Sen. Rick Jones to speak before the House Judiciary Committee in support of legislation offering another layer of protection for children with special needs. The bills, introduced by…

Frederick: House’s new action plan moves Michigan in right direction

Representative pleased to see increased focus on skilled-trades training State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, joined his colleagues today for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide the House over the next two years. Frederick, who served on the Policy Development Workgroup, said he’s pleased with the overall direction of the…

Rep. Frederick seeks input from community members

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, today invited local residents to meet with him during office hours this month in Owosso and Merrill. “I want to hear about what matters most to people in our community because my job, first and foremost, is to be their voice at the Capitol,” Frederick said. “The more input…

Frederick bill to name portion of M-71 after fallen Corunna soldier

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, has introduced legislation to rename a portion of a state highway after Pfc. Shane Cantu, a Corunna native who died while serving on active duty in Afghanistan. House Bill 4168 renames the portion of M-71 between the eastern city limit of Owosso and the western city limit of Corunna…

Frederick lauds plan to increase government transparency

Bipartisan bills subject governor’s office, legislature to open records rules State Rep. Ben Frederick today joined his fellow representatives for a press conference to announce a bipartisan package giving the public more access to information from state government. Frederick, of Owosso, co-sponsored the reform plan, which makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the…