Rep. Wentworth: Record school funding signifies commitment to quality education

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120 to…

Rep. Glenn supports record funding for Michigan students

Rep. Annette Glenn of Midland today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which prepares students for success inside and outside the classroom with the largest K-12 investment in Michigan history. The schools budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by…

Rep. Kahle supports record investment in Lenawee County students

Rep. Bronna Kahle today voted in support of the Legislature’s plan to prepare students for success inside and outside the classroom with the largest schools investment in Michigan history. The plan provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120 to $240 – a…

Rep. Huizenga hails record funding for Michigan students

State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today put his support behind an advancing school aid budget approved by the Michigan Legislature, including the largest ever investment for students in state history. The proposal provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools without a tax increase. Per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan…

Rep. Markkanen supports record funding for Michigan students

School budget gets bipartisan support in House, headed to governor State Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, today voted to approve the Legislature’s bipartisan school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding…

Rep. Farrington: Michigan’s next generation better positioned with record funding

Per-pupil funding increase surpasses governor’s recommendation State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, today voted to approve the Legislature’s school aid budget proposal, which includes the largest investment for students in state history. The plan provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools without a tax hike. Per-pupil funding would increase for every student in…

Rep. Hoitenga: Funding for students now on governor after school aid budget approved

House lends bipartisan support for finalized proposal State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today joined her colleagues in approving the Legislature’s school aid budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, including the largest investment for students in state history. The plan provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools without a tax increase. Per-pupil…

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…

Rep. Yaroch: Time to fix the retirement tax to be fair to retirees

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch recently introduced legislation to bring fairness to Michigan retirees who were blindsided by the state’s new pension tax. Yaroch’s plan would exempt retirees from the pension income tax if they began collecting their pension benefits prior to January 1, 2012, the effective date of the new retirement tax. “Deciding when to…

LaFave: Unwise unilateral executive action must be stopped

State Rep. Beau LaFave today introduced a new measure to eliminate the governor’s ability to ban e-cigarettes without consent of lawmakers. “I am getting frustrated with the governor’s double-speak,” LaFave said. “First she said she was going to ban flavored e-cigarettes immediately, then after intense public pressure, she decided her administration would take two months…