Rep. Glardon bills on long-term care approved

Two bills introduced by state Rep. Ben Glardon to exempt construction of freestanding additions to county long-term care facilities from sales and use tax were approved by the House today. House Bills 5824 and 5825 will allow county Medical Care Facilities (MCFs) to expand and modernize their campuses by building “small houses” for patients.These small…

Rep. Glardon welcomes Sergeant Begole to Capitol for 9/11 Memorial

State Rep. Ben Glardon, R-Owosso, was joined by special guest Sergeant Brian Begole from Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Department for the annual Michigan House of Representatives 9/11 Memorial Service today. House representatives invited guests, including first responders and military members, from their districts to join them in remembering the victims and heroes of 9/11, and honoring…

Rep. Glardon gas station skimming bill introduced

Citing the need to protect consumers in Michigan, Rep. Ben Glardon introduced last week House Bill 5797, requiring gas stations to add additional security measures to prevent credit card skimming at gas station pumps. “Many gas stations are already taking steps to deal with skimming, but we need to make sure all of them across…

Rep. Glardon’s vehicle storage bill signed

Rep. Ben Glardon’s House Bill 4634 was signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder, becoming Public Act 148 of 2016. The bill was introduced to assist individuals with a vehicle that is only driven during the summer or winter months, who have no desire or need to renew the registration while the vehicle is…

Rep. Glardon drain bill signed by governor

Rep. Ben Glardon’s House Bill 5278 was signed into law this week by Gov. Rick Synder, becoming Public Act 115 of 2016. Shiawassee County Drain Commissioner Anthony “Tony” Newman traveled to Lansing to attend the signing of House Bill 5278 by Governor Rick Snyder. The bill will provide consistency in the state’s drain code, Rep….

Farmland preservation bills reviewed in committee

On Jan. 27, the House Committee on Agriculture heard testimony on House Bills 5189, 5190 and 5191. Co-sponsored by Rep. Ben Glardon, these bills will make needed changes to the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program, commonly known as Public Act 116.   PA 116 has been a popular and successful program since 1974, created…

Rep. Glardon has perfect voting record in 2015

Rep. Ben Glardon didn’t miss a single roll call during 2015, finishing the year with a perfect voting record. There were a total of 504 roll calls in 2015. This marks his fifth consecutive year without missing a vote. “I have a serious commitment to the people of the 85th district,” said Rep. Glardon, R-Owosso….

Rep. Glardon named to military, veterans committee

Rep. Ben Glardon, R-Owosso, was named to serve on the House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs by House Speaker Kevin Cotter, increasing his responsibilities to five committees during the current 98th legislative session. “It’s an honor to be added to this committee,” Rep. Glardon said. “We have a responsibility to the men and women…

Rep. Glardon honors local heroes in 9/11 memorial

State Rep. Ben Glardon, R-Owosso, with special guest Owosso Public Safety Chief Kevin Lenkart, took part in the annual Michigan House of Representatives 9/11 memorial service today. The ceremony marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, and honored military members and service members. House representatives invited guests to…

Reps. Kelly, Glardon hosting town hall for veterans

Reps. Tim Kelly and Ben Glardon are hosting a veterans town hall in Chesaning from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14. The event takes place at the American Legion Building at 15053 McKeighan Road in Chesaning. “Our veterans have given so much for this country, and they continue to deserve our gratitude and…

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month established

House Resolution 94, adopted today, declares May 2015 Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. About 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. State Rep. Ben Glardon, R-Owosso, offered the resolution. “Approximately 1,100 children and young adults in…

Glardon bridge safety bill passes House

House Bill 4455, which changes the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) bridge-inspection policy to inspections based on risk rather than mandatory inspections every other year, passed the House today with overwhelming support. State Rep. Ben Glardon, author of the bill, voiced his support for the measure. “This bill allows MDOT to make the best use…

Rep. Glardon invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Ben Glardon will meet with residents during in-district office hours on May 1. Rep. Glardon, R-Owosso, invites residents to join him at the informal gathering on Friday, May 1 at Toney’s Pizzeria and Café, 100 E. Main St., Vernon. Office hours run from 9 to 10 a.m. “I always enjoy hearing the ideas…

Glardon bill bases bridge inspections on risk factor

Measure makes best use of MDOT resources   State Rep. Ben Glardon today introduced legislation that will make dangerous bridges safer and make better use of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) resources. Rep. Glardon, R-Owosso, introduced House Bill 4455, which changes the MDOT bridge-inspection policy from an inspection every two years to inspections based on…

Glardon announces road improvement grant for city of Owosso

State Rep. Ben Glardon today announced the selection of the city of Owosso for a road funding grant of up to $352,000 from the Michigan Department of Transportation. The award will be used for improvements on Gould Street from Corunna Avenue (M-71) to Main Street (M-21). “These much needed funds will serve our community well…