Rep. VanSingel: We must update state’s solid waste regulations to help improve local economies

State Rep. Scott VanSingel’s plan to strengthen local economies by creating additional recycling opportunities was discussed this week in the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee. House Bill 5816, part of a six-bill bipartisan plan, improves the planning process for landfill sites, and recognizes and increases access to recycling and composting opportunities. “These are…

Rep. VanSingel’s plan protecting school funding signed into state law

State Rep. Scott VanSingel’s plan to protect school funding in Michigan has been signed into state law. VanSingel’s new law rededicates money back to the school aid fund for this budget year and future years, rather than letting it be used for other purposes. House Bill 4125 also maintains a commitment to the Renew Michigan…

Rep. VanSingel invites residents to upcoming office hours

Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant announced upcoming office hours for the residents of the 100th district. Rep. VanSingel’s office hours schedule is as follows: Friday, March 20 o 10 to 11 a.m. at Moon Dance Café, 7143 W 48th St. in Fremont; and o 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Newaygo County Courthouse, 1092 Newell St….

House Higher Ed Chair VanSingel responds to Oakland University’s ‘Strive for 45’ push

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, issued the following statement after Oakland University announced its ‘Strive for 45’ campaign Wednesday: “I appreciate Oakland University for bringing this issue to our attention. I have worked closely with Rep. Ryan Berman, who represents many Oakland University students, on this issue…

VanSingel reacts to governor’s State of the State address

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, issued the following statement after the governor delivered her second State of the State address on Wednesday: “I’m encouraged by many of the governor’s statements in her address, specifically her commitment to tackling serious issues facing our state, such as education and…

VanSingel plan assisting schools to enhance safety measures clears House

The Michigan House of Representatives today unanimously approved state Rep. Scott VanSingel’s plan allowing schools to provide additional safety measures to better protect children and faculty in the event of an emergency. Under VanSingel’s proposal, schools would be allowed to seek permission from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to install temporary locking barricades…

Rep. VanSingel invites residents to upcoming office hours

Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant announced his upcoming office hours for residents of Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties. “We have been working on a lot of important things in Lansing,” Rep. VanSingel said. “I look forward to seeing everyone before they head out to their deer blinds and tree stands.” Rep. VanSingel’s office hours scheule…

Rep. VanSingel’s plan restores Michigan Tuition Grant funding vetoed by governor

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, of Grant, has sponsored a plan to restore funding vetoed by the governor for the Michigan Tuition Grant. The Michigan Tuition Grant is a needs-based grant providing up to $3,000 each school year to eligible students attending any of Michigan’s 30 independent colleges. VanSingel, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on…

Rep. VanSingel calls governor’s vetoes contradictory

Higher Ed chair puzzled by Whitmer’s veto of Tuition Grant Program State Rep. Scott VanSingel, chair of the House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, has issued the following statement following the governor’s multiple vetoes of the Legislature-approved Fiscal Year 2020 state budget: “It’s hard to understand what our governor’s priorities are. Her veto of the Tuition…

VanSingel fights for continued investment in higher education in tight budget year

Legislature-approved budget moves to governor’s desk Rep. Scott VanSingel, of Grant, today voted to support the Michigan Legislature’s state budget investing more in roads and bridges, public health and safety, and education across the board – without raising taxes. VanSingel’s votes came as the Legislature completed its work on the state budget for the fiscal…

Rep. VanSingel testifies on legislation to keep Michigan schools safe

State Rep. Scott VanSingel testified before the House Regulatory Reform Committee this week in support of his plan allowing schools to provide additional safety measures to better protect children in the event of an emergency. Under VanSingel’s plan, schools would be allowed to seek permission from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) to…

Rep. VanSingel invites residents to September office hours

Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant announced his September office hours for residents of Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties. “I am looking forward to another month of office hours,” Rep. VanSingel said. “The conversations I have in district help me keep up to date with the issues affecting our area.” Rep. VanSingel’s office hours schedule is…