Chair Hernandez: Legislature moves to invest more in schools with new budget

House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez today said the Michigan Legislature is moving quickly to send a balanced budget plan to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer – continuing investments in schools and roads without tax increases. A key step was accomplished today as legislators from the House and Senate – working together in budget conference committees – advanced…

Statement from Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez

Rep. Shane Hernandez – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – today issued the following statement related to budget negotiations for the state fiscal year that begins Oct. 1: “The Legislature is moving forward with plans to adopt a fiscally responsible state budget ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline. This will include conducting conference…

Chair Hernandez: Michigan Legislature moves forward with budget plans supporting roads and schools – without tax increases

Rep. Shane Hernandez – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – said today the Legislature is proceeding with plans to approve a new state budget investing more in roads and schools without tax increases. The Legislature has scheduled important budget conference committee meetings for next week. Legislators from the House and Senate will meet…

Rep. Hernandez announces upcoming coffee hours

Rep. Shane Hernandez has announced his upcoming coffee hours schedule for the next few months. The representative will be available at the following dates, times, and locations: Friday, July 19 9:30 a.m. at Big George Coney Island, 7870 Lakeshore Road in Fort Gratiot; and 12:30 p.m. at Triple J Cafe, 4020 E Chandler St. in…

Chair Hernandez issues statement on budget plan approved by Michigan House

Rep. Shane Hernandez – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – issued the following statement after the House approved its budget plan for the 2019-20 fiscal year: “After a thorough review of the state budget, the Michigan House approved a plan investing significantly more in top priorities – like roads and schools – without…

Chair Hernandez announces task force to investigate state government’s information technology inefficiencies, cost overruns

Rep. Shane Hernandez – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – today appointed a bipartisan special task force to investigate and help resolve cost overruns and inefficiencies plaguing state information technology projects. “The list of the state’s information technology failures is long and inexcusable,” said Hernandez, of Port Huron. “Cost overruns waste taxpayer money…

House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez responds to governor’s budget proposal

State Rep. Shane Hernandez – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget proposal presentation: “Tax increases aren’t solutions. Unfortunately, what we heard from the governor are plans to tax and spend — not real solutions for fixing our roads, improving our schools or continuing Michigan’s…

Rep. Hernandez sets local office hours

State Rep. Shane Hernandez will host local office hours on Friday, March 1 to meet with residents of Sanilac and St. Clair counties. “Input from the people in our community is essential to effectively representing you in Lansing,” Hernandez said. “One of my top priorities as a state legislator is being open and accessible to…

Rep. Hernandez joined by local official for State of the State address

State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron was joined by David Faber, Sandusky City Manager, at the state Capitol for the annual State of the State address. “I will be focused on making state government better – not bigger,” Hernandez said. “I look forward to working with the governor and Legislature in the coming months…

Rep. Hernandez expands team and looks forward to budget process

State Rep. Shane Hernandez, who has been named the next Appropriations Chair by Speaker-Elect Chatfield, today announced the addition of Phil Browne to his office staff. Hernandez, who will become the first Hispanic Appropriations Chair in Michigan history, has stressed the importance of chemistry when explaining the addition of Mr. Browne. “It’s not just because Phil…

Rep. Hernandez selected to lead powerful Michigan House Appropriations Committee

State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron today was named House Appropriations Committee chair for the 2019-2020 legislative session by Speaker-elect Lee Chatfield, a vital leadership position tasked with continuing Michigan’s economic momentum while representing hard-working taxpayers in state budget decisions. “I am proud and honored to serve Michigan in this important capacity and I’d…