Chair Hernandez continues stand against tax-and-spend road plans

State Rep. Shane Hernandez, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement in response to recent comments made by Michigan Department of Transportation Director Paul Ajegba on the need for a new 80-cent per gallon gas tax on Michigan drivers: “First Gov. Whitmer laughed at the idea of a 20-cent per gallon…

Chair Hernandez statement on Michigan state budget

Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee — today issued the following statement on the state budget: “We reached out to the governor again and again in an attempt to work together on state government’s new budget, but she walked away from negotiations and now is attempting a…

Chair Hernandez statement on the Michigan state budget

Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron – chair of the House Appropriations Committee — today issued the following statement after legislative approval of Michigan’s next state government budget: “This budget proves we can invest more in the top priorities of Michigan families – roads, education, safer drinking water, improved access to health care and more…

Chair Hernandez statement on the K-12 schools budget

Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron – chair of the House Appropriations Committee — today issued the following statement after House approval of the K-12 schools budget: “Our schools budget is a key part of an overall budget demonstrating how to invest more in what’s most important to Michigan families without raising their taxes. We…

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…