Rep. Paquette announces January office hours

State Rep. Brad Paquette announced today he will be available to hear from members of his district on Saturday, Jan. 25. “As we begin a new year and get back to session, it is important for me to hear from the residents in our community,” Rep. Paquette said. “I rely on their input to help…

Paquette, House approve plan to restore critical funding vetoed by Whitmer

State Rep. Brad Paquette on Wednesday joined the state House in approving a plan to restore funding for vital government programs vetoed by Gov. Whitmer. The governor vetoed nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding when she signed the budget plan for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. The House plan approved today would restore…

Rep. Paquette leads bipartisan effort to support M.A.D. Teachers

State Rep. Brad Paquette today announced a bipartisan plan to bring more prestige to teachers that have made a difference in the lives of their students. Paquette’s proposal would create the Made a Difference Teacher Fund which Michigan taxpayers could voluntarily contribute to when filing their annual income tax returns. Residents would also be able…

Rep. Paquette welcomes local scholarship winner to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, welcomed Eau Claire native and graduate Olivia Jannert to the state Capitol Thursday. Jannert is a recipient of the 2019 Michigan State Fair Scholarship. She currently attends Southwest Michigan College where she is active in Collegiate Farm Bureau and desires to become a large animal veterinarian….

Rep. Paquette announces October office hours

State Rep. Brad Paquette announced an upcoming opportunity to meet with area residents during local office hours for the month of October. “Regular input from citizens in the community is the best way to identify reforms to simplify government,” Rep. Paquette said. “If you would like to brainstorm ideas on how our state government can…

Rep. Paquette hosts Gomez family at the Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brad Paquette welcomed Juan and Esther Gomez, along with their two children, Angely and Johnathan, to the state Capitol for Thursday’s House Session. The Gomez family, of Berrien Springs, wanted to become more engaged as citizens and to learn more about the Legislature. Their interest prompted Rep. Paquette to invite them…

Paquette: We must defend public safety

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Niles, this week co-sponsored a plan restoring important funding to keep deputies patrolling Michigan roads – money previously stripped out of the state budget through a line-item veto by the governor. When signing budget bills for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, Gov. Whitmer cut $13 million from the secondary…

Rep. Paquette supports balanced budget

Fiscal Year 2020 budget moves to governor’s desk State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Niles, voted yesterday in favor of a new Michigan state budget that invests more into repairing roads and bridges, protecting public health and safety, and strengthening communities – without raising taxes. Paquette’s votes came as the Legislature completed its work on the…

Rep. Paquette hosts 6,000 in tele-town hall update

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, was joined by 6,011 residents on Wednesday night during his live tele-town hall update on recently passed auto insurance reforms. “Auto insurance reform has been the number one issue for my constituents and this tele-town hall was a great way to reach out and let them know we…

Rep. Paquette supports substantial boost in funding for Michigan students

Today, Rep. Brad Paquette of Berrien Springs voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The widely supported bi-partisan 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…