Rep. Hornberger supports House budget plan focused on schools

Rep. Pamela Hornberger today voted in favor of a state House budget plan investing more than ever before in Michigan schools while reducing overall state spending. The plan approved by the House would increase the budget supporting K-12 schools to $14.8 billion, with the largest annual per-student increase in 15 years – ranging from $120…

Rep. Hornberger aims to crack down on pyramid schemes

Legislator: These predatory practices hurt Michigan consumers Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger further addressing the nature of pyramid schemes today was advanced in a Michigan House vote. The plan is part of a four-bill legislative package amending current state consumer protection and franchise investment laws, while also adding needed clarification between pyramid schemes…

Lawmakers submit reform plan following MSU inquiry

House legislation calls for better protection from sexual misconduct A bipartisan group of House legislators today submitted a plan to better protect Michigan’s children in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The reforms build on previously introduced legislation and include enhanced penalties for distribution, production and financing of child pornography, as well…

House approves plan streamlining tax-exempt purchases for consumers, businesses

The state House today approved a plan from state Reps. Sue Allor and Pamela Hornberger helping schools, non-profits and certain businesses receive the tax-exempt purchases they already are entitled to under Michigan law. Michigan law already allows nonprofits and certain businesses – including many schools, churches and businesses such as agricultural producers — to claim…

Rep. Hornberger ensures state library funding will benefit Michigan residents

Bill offers new provision to Interstate Library Compact entry The Michigan House on Wednesday overwhelmingly advanced a bill sponsored by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger providing clarity to a previous law that entered Michigan into the Interstate Library Compact. With the signing of Public Act 173 of 2017, Michigan became the first state to join since…

Rep. Hornberger votes on legislation to support veterans

Measure also applies to fraternal organizations   State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today joined her House colleagues in voting for legislation allowing national veterans club members and other service clubs to buy alcoholic drinks in any affiliated out-of-town club. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, co-sponsored the legislation, which was prompted by a recent Liquor Control Commission ruling…

Rep. Hornberger bill ensures taxpayer dollars benefit Michigan residents

Legislation addresses library funding along state’s southern borders The House Commerce and Trade Committee today advanced a bill proposed by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger providing clarity to a previous law that entered Michigan into the Interstate Library Compact. Residents in communities along Michigan’s borders with Indiana and Ohio have more convenient access to libraries now…

Hornberger: Macomb, St. Clair families will benefit as income tax cuts signed into law

Rep. Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township today welcomed the final approval of income tax relief for Michigan families. Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation to preserve and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars overall. “Lowering income taxes is a great way to help…

House approves legislation protecting children involved in abuse investigations

Bipartisan bill package requires the recording of forensic interviews Legislation aimed at bringing additional clarity to legal matters involving allegations of child abuse and neglect was approved today in the Michigan House with overwhelming support. State Reps. Jim Runestad, Robert Kosowski and Pamela Hornberger sponsored the bipartisan three-bill package requiring all forensic interviews conducted at…

Rep. Hornberger: Time has come to end driver responsibility fees

Legislation will forgive debt, put people back to work   State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today joined her colleagues in the House in voting for a package of bills that will eliminate driver responsibility fees by Oct. 1 and forgive outstanding debt. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, said she voted for the legislation because the fees only…

Rep. Hornberger backs plan to invest more in local veterans services

Grant program will help build, maintain county veterans service offices State Rep. Pamela Hornberger co-sponsored legislation introduced this week providing financial incentive to encourage Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices. Currently, 11 counties do not have a local veteran support department and many others are understaffed. “We need to do more to…

Rep. Hornberger joins new effort to fight sexual assault, child abuse in Michigan

In the aftermath of systemic failures at Michigan State University, state Rep. Pamela Hornberger is co-sponsoring legislation designed to help protect young people in sexual assault and child abuse cases across the state. “We must do everything within our power to protect our kids, and to hold those who fail them accountable,” said Hornberger, of…

Macomb County legislators laud measure ensuring effective use of PFAS cleanup funds

The five Republican legislators representing Macomb County residents today supported a resolution in the Michigan House ensuring effective use of state funds provided to address a contaminant identified in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. In December, the Legislature agreed to allocate $23.2 million to provide testing, monitoring and technical assistance at more than…