Representative García announces summer reading program

State Representative Daniela R. García announced the start of her summer reading program throughout the community.  The summer reading program encourages children to read over the summer months and win a chance to join Rep. Garcìa in Lansing for a day with their family. “Spending a little bit of time reading over the summer is…

Representative García votes to end costly prevailing wage law

Legislator says millions could be invested into classrooms   State Representative Daniela R. García today voted to repeal Michigan’s antiquated prevailing wage law, ending a rigged scheme that added up to 16 percent to the cost of building schools and other government facilities. Representative García, of Holland, said prevailing wage was instituted in Michigan more…

Representative García invites local residents to June office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her office hours on Monday, June 4. “I look forward to talking with residents of Ottawa County about their state government,” García said.  “Hosting office hours throughout the community helps me better represent my neighbors and inform them about what is happening in Lansing.”…

Representative García invites local residents to May office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her office hours on Monday, May 7. “Getting feedback from my community is a crucial aspect of being a representative,” Garcia said.  “I look forward to hearing what is on people’s minds, and am grateful for those who take the time to share what…

Education panel approves Representative García’s new teacher prep legislation

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House Education Reform Committee today approved a landmark legislative plan – including two bills sponsored by Representative Daniela R. García – to better prepare new teachers for Michigan classrooms. “New teachers are graduating from college prepared for the classrooms of the past, not the classrooms of the future. This must…

Representative García: Ottawa County will receive more money for immediate road repairs

Roads in Ottawa County will get additional help for much-needed road repairs this construction season because of a new state law supported by Representative Daniela R. García. Estimated local allocations include Ottawa County ($1.94 million), Holland ($277,833), Hudsonville ($51,634) and Zeeland ($42,095), among others. “Drivers are upset about potholes causing poor road conditions, and rightfully…

Representative García votes to approve grant for Ottawa County veteran services

House passes bill providing counties grants for veteran services            State Representative Daniela R. García today joined the Michigan House of Representatives in approving legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program.             Under the legislation, that García is a co-sponsor of, each county with a veteran service…

Representative García invites local residents to March office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her office hours on Monday, March. 5. “Getting feedback from my constituents is a crucial aspect of my commitment to Ottawa County residents,” García said. “I look forward to hearing what is important to Ottawa County residents and making sure that follows me to…