Rep. Gary Glenn: Reviewing last year in the Michigan House of Representatives

We can make life better in mid-Michigan by limiting the size of government and focusing it on what’s most important. The Legislature took significant steps in that direction during 2017. Our state budget reined in spending but still invested record amounts in K-12 education and improving roads, both vital to improving Michigan’s long-term economic future….

Glenn bill bans use of tax dollars to pay sexual harassment claims

Using taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim against a state or local government official — as Congress did to settle a claim against former Congressman John Conyers, D-Detroit — would be outlawed under legislation introduced Wednesday by a Bay County lawmaker. Associate Speaker Pro Tem Gary Glenn, R-Williams Twp., the sponsor of House…

Rep. Glenn votes for bills to expand skilled trade opportunities

State Rep. Gary Glenn voted this week for a five-bill package to enhance career skills education in Michigan’s public schools. “This legislation gives more opportunity to Michigan children,” said Glenn, of Williams Township. “We’re fortunate to have exceptional schools and partnerships with local employers in mid-Michigan, but there is always demand. Our local school districts…

Michigan Legislature gives final approval to Rep. Glenn’s bill protecting retiree benefits for police, firefighters

The Michigan Legislature today gave final legislative approval to bills protecting public services and the retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees – including a measure sponsored by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Township. The reforms emphasize proper reporting from local governments to identify ones that may be in financial trouble due to…

Rep. Glenn testifies on bill preventing conflicts of interest in wind farm deals

Rep. Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township), chair of the Michigan House Energy Policy Committee, testified today on his bill preventing conflicts of interest for local officials related to potential wind farm developments. Glenn’s bill would prohibit members of local government planning commissions from voting on issues on which they or their families have direct financial interests….

Rep. Glenn: Reforms help protect retiree benefits for police, firefighters

State Rep. Gary Glenn today introduced legislation included in a broad reform plan to protect public services and the retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees in Michigan. The reforms stress transparency and proper reporting from local governments to pinpoint ones that may be at risk of bankruptcy due to underfunded retirement…