Representative García votes to increase government transparency

State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, voted today for bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan. The 11-bill package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative…

School schedule legislation approved by House committee

Legislation introduced by State Representative Daniela R. García, which will return school schedule decisions to local districts, was approved today by the House Education Reform Committee. Specifically, the bill grants districts greater flexibility in implementing school calendars and schedules in addition to removing both from contract negotiations. “The individual needs of students, their families and…

Representative García supports criminal justice reform legislation

State Representative Daniela R. García of Holland voted this week in support to advance a package of Senate bills that will reform the Michigan’s corrections system and help reduce costs to Michigan taxpayers. “Michigan is spending $2 billion annually for our corrections system as a whole and an average of $35,000 per prisoner. The time…

Representative García hosts Holland student as ‘Representative for a Day’

Katriya Murphy spent her summer dedicated to reading, earning a trip to the state Capitol and serving as a “Representative for a Day” with state Representative Daniela R. García today. Murphy, a homeschool student from Holland, read an impressive 310 books to earn the honor while participating in Representative García’s Summer Reading Contest in 2016….

Representative García honors Vanderbilt Charter Academy for 20 years in education

State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, helped celebrate Vanderbilt Charter Academy’s 20 years providing exceptional education to the Holland region with a State of Michigan Tribute today. “To achieve its lofty goals, an institution like Vanderbilt Charter Academy must be focused and unified,” García said in the tribute. “Vanderbilt Charter Academy has attained its…