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…

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,…