Rep. Rendon bill, FGM ban legislation approved by House

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Daire Rendon, which set the sentencing standards for anyone convicted of performing a female genital mutilation procedure, was part of a bipartisan legislative package approved by the state House today. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure performed on girls, which is intended to remove or damage the external female…

Legislation introduced to ban female mutilation in Michigan

Female genital mutilation (FGM) would be criminalized in Michigan under bipartisan legislation submitted today in the state House of Representatives. “We must do what we can legislatively to prevent this inhumane act from occurring in Michigan,” said state Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton. “This legislative package is incredibly comprehensive, addressing all possible factors related to…

Rep. Rendon lauds House approval of state budget

State Rep. Daire Rendon joined her colleagues in passage of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education and proposes a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget. Rendon, of Lake City, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the state’s future. “I…

Rep. Rendon votes for updating graduation standards

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today voted in support of Merit Curriculum legislation that will give high school students more flexibility in their education choices and help better connect with 21st century jobs. “Mid-Michigan has a significant demand right now for the jobs our students are learning in our high schools,” Rendon said….

Rep. Rendon chairs first House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, held her first Families, Children and Seniors House Committee meeting last week at the state Capitol. Rep. Rendon began the meeting with introductions from committee members. “First and foremost, it is an honor to be selected as chair. It is my goal as leader of this committee to…

Governor signs Rep. Rendon’s bill protecting DNR firefighter pensions

State Rep. Bruce Rendon’s legislation allowing firefighters retired from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to be called upon in emergency situations was signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder. “Retired DNR firefighters are often ready and willing to help when forest fires break out, but in the past they had to worry about…

Rep. Rendon invites residents to join for coffee and conversation

State Rep. Bruce Rendon invites all area residents to join him for coffee and conversation at any of the following in-district locations: Friday, Oct. 14 9 to 10 a.m. at Goodale’s Bakery, located at 500 Norway St. in Grayling 1 to 2 p.m. at Trout Town Café, located at 306 Elm St. in Kalkaska Friday,…

Rep. Rendon welcomes Kalkaska County sheriff to 9/11 ceremony

Kalkaska County Sheriff Patrick Whiteford (right) joins state Rep. Bruce Rendon (left), in the Capitol rotunda as his guest during the annual House of Representatives 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders from their communities to be their guests for the service that also honors first responders and military members who lost their lives…

Rep. Rendon to host July office hours

State Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City, today announced that he will host in-district office hours this July. Office hours will take place at the following times and locations: Friday, July 8 9 to 10 a.m. at Goodale’s Bakery located at 500 Norway St. in Grayling Noon to 1 p.m. at Trout Town Tavern & Eatery…

Rep. Rendon to host March office hours

Office hours with state Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City, will be hosted in Crawford, Kalkaska, Ogemaw, Roscommon and Missaukee counties this March. Local office hours are intended to give residents a chance to meet their state representative and ask any questions or voice any concerns they have about state government or legislation. “Much of the…

DNR firefighter pensions protected in Rep. Rendon legislation

In cases of extreme emergency, the state Department of Natural Resources may soon be able to call on their retired firefighters, thanks to legislation passed by the Michigan House this week. Retired firefighters have been hesitant to help out during emergencies, such as large forest fires, for fear of losing their pensions. House Bill 5128,…

Rep. Rendon invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City, today announced office hours for the month of February. The lawmaker says this is an opportunity for residents to come together with questions and concerns regarding state government and pending and passed legislation. Residents can meet Rep. Rendon at the following times and locations: Friday, Feb. 12 From 9…

Rep. Rendon will host office hours Oct. 16

State Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City, will host office hours in Ogemaw, Roscommon, and Missaukee counties on Oct. 16 at the following times and locations: Ogemaw County: 9 to 10 a.m. at the West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 422 W. Houghton Ave. in West Branch. Roscommon County: Noon to 1 p.m. at…

Rep. Bruce Rendon tours ArtPrize with House Tourism and Recreation Committee

State Rep. Bruce Rendon, chair of the House Committee on Tourism and Recreation, led his fellow committee members to Grand Rapids to experience ArtPrize and learn more about the widely known tourist attraction. The committee heard presentations from Christian Gaines, executive director of ArtPrize; Janet Korn senior vice president of Experience Grand Rapids; Allie Bush…