Rep. VanSingel votes to make car insurance affordable for Michigan drivers

House approves long-overdue no-fault solution State Rep. Scott VanSingel and a bipartisan coalition of legislators approved a plan today that delivers significant car insurance rate relief for Michigan drivers. The House approved legislation that guarantees drivers will have choices on personal injury protection coverage, ends price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, and…

Committee Approves Rep. VanSingel’s Kindergarten Dental Screening Bill

The Michigan House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee today approved a plan introduced by state Rep. Scott VanSingel to help improve the dental health of children entering kindergarten. Michigan schools already require vision and hearing screenings for new kindergarteners. VanSingel’s plan would add dental screenings to this list. “Oral hygiene is important to our overall…

Rep. VanSingel supports reform to reduce car rates

The Michigan House approved a landmark plan to fix our state’s car insurance system, and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Scott VanSingel announced. Rep. VanSingel voted in favor of the plan to offer drivers personal injury coverage options, rein in medical costs and fight fraud – features designed to end Michigan’s long-standing…

VanSingel on teacher evaluation: The system’s not broken, why fix it?

Legislator advocates to maintain current evaluation practices State Rep. Scott VanSingel has introduced a plan to ensure teachers and administrators are evaluated based on fair and practical success measures. Since the 2015-16 school year, student growth and achievement has been the basis for 25 percent of the annual evaluation teachers and administrators receive. Without VanSingel’s…

Rep. VanSingel’s plan shines light on dental health for children entering school

State Rep. Scott VanSingel this week introduced a plan for kindergarteners entering school for the first time to receive dental health screenings. Michigan has required vision and hearing screenings for new kindergarteners for decades and VanSingel’s plan would add dental screenings to the requirement list to improve our children’s health. More than one-quarter of children…

Rep. VanSingel on State of the State: We must prioritize fiscally sound solutions

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, of Grant, issued the following statement after the governor’s State of the State address:  “I was pleased to hear the governor acknowledge our crumbling infrastructure and continued need to invest in education, but I would have liked to hear more specifics on how she envisions addressing those issues while maintaining a…

Rep. VanSingel introduces plan to protect, grow school funding across Michigan

State Rep. Scott VanSingel today introduced a plan to protect and increase funding dedicated to supporting school districts across Michigan. VanSingel’s proposal is designed to ensure growth in Michigan’s School Aid Fund. His plan would reverse changes made last year related to previously unanticipated online sales tax revenue and transfers between the school aid fund…

Rep. VanSingel will focus on state budget during 2019-20 Michigan House session

State Rep. Scott VanSingel will continue his work on the House Appropriations Committee in the new legislative term, with an emphasis on Michigan’s universities and community colleges. Committee assignments for the Michigan House’s 2019-20 legislative term were announced this week by Speaker Lee Chatfield. VanSingel, in his second House term, already has experience helping shape…

VanSingel plan will shape science-backed water resource policies

The House today passed a plan led by state Rep. Scott Van Singel that will strengthen  the relationship between the state’s Water Use Advisory Council and the Legislature in order to devise practical and scientifically sound water resource management policies. It will require the Water Use Advisory Council to report to the Legislature, as originally…

Rep. VanSingel invites residents to October office hours

State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant announces his office hours for the month of October. “I look forward to speaking with the residents of Newaygo, Oceana, and Lake counties about their state government,” VanSingel said. “Holding office hours throughout the district allows me to keep the community informed on what is happening in Lansing.” Rep….

Michiganders deserve good dental health care

More than a thousand volunteers gathered at Calvin College’s Huizinga Tennis and Track Center in Grand Rapids June 1-2 to provide free dental care for all who attended, regardless of income or residency status. The bi-annual Mission of Mercy program of the Michigan Dental Association Foundation is a godsend to the thousands of Michiganders who…