Rep. Rendon invites residents to October office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City will sponsor local office hours for the month of October. “I always look forward to the opportunity to meet with my constituents,” Rendon said. “I want residents to know I am effectively representing their interests and needs in Lansing.” The representative will be available at the following times…

Rep. Rendon invites residents to think local during Buy Michigan Week

State Rep. Daire Rendon today highlighted an upcoming week-long event that emphasizes buying Michigan-made products. Purchasing goods and services locally leads to a positive ripple effect on the region, encouraging small business growth and more job opportunities while strengthening Michigan’s economy. “The impact small business has on our state can’t be overstated,” said Rendon, of…

Rep. Rendon’s career skills instruction bill signed into law

Legislation to be named in honor of late state school superintendent State Rep. Daire Rendon today announced her plan to help Michigan’s students by creating age-appropriate K-12 skilled trade learning programs has been signed into law. Rendon’s measure tasks the state Department of Education to develop a skilled trade-oriented instruction framework for each grade level,…

Senate panel supports Rendon plan expanding skilled trades

Legislation to provide more career instruction to K-12 students The Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee today approved state Rep. Daire Rendon’s landmark plan to create age-appropriate skilled trades learning programs in each grade level of Michigan’s school districts. House Bill 5139 tasks the state Department of Education to develop a K-12 framework for…

Rep. Rendon testifies on plan to update medical license revocation standards

Legislation is part of House package in response to the Larry Nassar scandal Health care professionals who are convicted of sexual contact under the guise of a medical procedure will automatically have their medical license revoked, state Rep. Daire Rendon said Tuesday during testimony before the House Law and Justice Committee. The bill is part…

Rep. Rendon votes to give credit for high school internships

State Rep. Daire Rendon today voted to expand opportunities for high school students to earn course credit with completion of an internship or work study program. “Job providers across the state need students with real-world experience,” said Rendon, of Lake City. “This program gives our students the ability to work with companies in Crawford, Kalkaska,…

COLUMN: Federal government needs to do its part to address PFAS contamination

At least 14 communities across the state, including the Camp Grayling area, are dealing with potentially harmful chemicals found in drinking water sources families have relied on for years. This is a public health issue we’re taking extremely seriously at the state and local levels, and it’s time we see more urgency from the federal…

Rep. Rendon prioritizes funding for road repairs this year

Plan helps Kalkaska, Roscommon and entire state State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City on Wednesday voted in favor of a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as soon as possible. “We can improve our roads without higher taxes and without cutting spending elsewhere,” Rep. Rendon said.  “This plan…

Rep. Rendon announces state grant and loan for the Grayling Northern Market

State Rep. Daire Rendon today announced the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will be awarding the Crawford County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority a $175,000 grant and a $175,000 loan to convert a former saw mill into a city market. The grant and loan will help determine whether the former saw mill’s operations contaminated the site, and…

House approves Rendon bill to expand skilled trades in schools

The House today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Daire Rendon to create age-appropriate skilled trades learning programs in each grade level of Michigan’s school districts. “We needs to allow for students to develop their interests and goals as they advance through their educational career,” said Rendon, of Lake City. “Blending in instruction with real-…

Rep. Rendon: Every Michigan community suffers for insolvency of few

State Representative Daire Rendon today offered a vote of support in the Michigan House for legislation protecting retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees in Michigan. Rendon stressed the importance of gathering current information to examine the financial status of communities and ensuring local governments are committed to making normal payments into…

Rep. Rendon legislation calls to expand skilled trades instruction in schools

State Rep. Daire Rendon today introduced legislation to create age-appropriate career learning programs for Michigan students in each grade level while engaging with parents, local community businesses, and industry interests. The Rendon bill is part of a bipartisan five-bill package to enhance skilled trades education while helping students find career opportunities to match their interest…

Rep. Rendon testifies on bill to end driver responsibility fees

Her measure allows job training to fulfill debt   State Rep. Daire Rendon today testified before the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee in support of a wide-ranging, bipartisan legislative package to eliminate driver responsibility fees and forgive unpaid fees. Rep Rendon, of Lake City, who serves on the committee, said driver responsibility fees were enacted in…

Rep. Rendon’s bill banning female mutilation becomes law

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Daire Rendon, which sends anyone convicted of performing a female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure to prison for up to 15 years, officially became effective in Michigan today. Gov. Rick Snyder signed eight bills addressing FGM on July 11, also prohibiting the procedure itself, improving educational programs for health and law…