Rep. Rendon: State budget supports Camp Grayling, other northern Michigan needs

State Rep. Daire Rendon was successful in her efforts to include financial help for Camp Grayling and its law enforcement training site in a state budget given final legislative approval today. Rendon helped secure $75,000 to improve a facility used to train law enforcement officers from across northern Michigan at Camp Grayling. She also helped…

Rep Leutheuser votes for balanced budget with more education, road funding

Legislator applauds emphasis on early learning, skilled trades   State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today voted to approve a state budget that prioritizes K-12 education and roads. Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, said the budget is fiscally responsible and reduces government spending while paying down debt. He said the plan addresses key priorities for hard-working taxpayers and families….

Rep. Hornberger secures state funding for Chesterfield Township park

Rep. Pamela Hornberger today successfully secured state money to help with improvements at a Chesterfield Township park. The funding is included in a new state budget approved by the Michigan Legislature. The $50,000 allocation will help build a parking lot for Veteran’s Memorial Park on Community Center Drive between Hall Road and 21 Mile Road…

Rep. Lucido plan offers additional protections for Michigan landlords

Legislation also clarifies eviction procedures State Rep. Peter Lucido has introduced legislation to better protect landlords from tenants who skip out on their water and sewer bills. Lucido, of Shelby Township, said the concept is simple – if tenants use the water, they should pay for it. “Right now, when someone moves out and walks…

Rep. Farrington secures resources to boost community projects, mental health funding

State Rep Diana Farrington helped secure state funding for several area projects in a new Michigan state budget given final legislative approval today. “From improvements in downtown Utica to a vital turnaround project for Mound Road, this budget will help make life better for area residents,” Farrington said. Among the projects: –Additional road project money…

Cole votes for budget that pays down debt, controls spending

Fiscally conservative plan has record K-12 school funding State Rep. Triston Cole today joined a majority of his legislative colleagues to approve a state budget that keeps government spending in check while reducing the state’s debt. Cole, of Mancelona, said fewer state tax dollars are in this budget than in the previous budget cycle. The…

Rep. Griffin: New state budget supports job training, school safety, families

Rep. Beth Griffin today voted in favor of a new state budget aimed at improving schools, workforce preparation programs and services to support southwest Michigan families. “Bright futures begin with a quality education and the training needed to get better jobs,” said Griffin, of Mattawan, after the bills were given final legislative approval. “We are…

VanSingel votes for budget that focuses on schools, roads

Plan reduces debt, spends less taxpayer money that current budget   State Rep. Scott VanSingel today voted for a responsible state budget that focuses on issues key to hard-working taxpayers, such as school funding, classroom safety and fixing roads. VanSingel, of Grant, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, said the budget is once again…

Runestad, state budgets prioritize roads and schools

State Rep. Jim Runestad, of White Lake, today joined his House colleagues to approve a final state and school aid budgets for the governor for fiscal year 2018-19. “This budget prioritizes spending to provide a $4 billion annual investment for roads and bridges, $100 million investment in skilled trades training, and an additional $120 to $240…

Rep. Lower’s occupational licensing proposal advances in House vote

Legislator: Michigan’s licensed professionals are one step closer to less burdensome regulation A plan from state Rep. Jim Lower, of Cedar Lake, removing duplicative regulation relating to occupational licensing today was advanced in a vote by the Michigan House. House Bill 5955 creates the Local Government Occupational Licensing Act and disallows local governments in Michigan…

Rep. Albert: Responsible budget focuses on priorities important to Michigan families

Spending blueprint completed months ahead of deadline   State Rep. Thomas Albert today voted to approve a fiscally responsible budget that addresses priorities important to hard-working taxpayers and families. Rep. Albert, of Lowell, said the budget has been approved months before the constitutional deadline. “During Michigan’s ‘lost decade,’ budget plans were late and paid little…