Rep. Victory applauds end to driver responsibility fees

Outstanding debt will be forgiven under legislation   State Rep. Roger Victory today hailed the House vote to end punitive driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1 and forgive all debt associated with them. Victory, of Hudsonville, said the fees were enacted by a previous administration to plug a hole in the budget caused by reckless…

Rep. Victory testifies in support of bill to create the Water Asset Management Council

Legislation brings Michigan one step closer to fixing infrastructure State Rep. Roger Victory today testified before the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his legislation to create a nine-member Water Asset Management Council. The Water Asset Management Council will have nonprofit, public and private members who have expertise in water, sewer, and…

Rep. Victory votes to bring tax relief to Michigan families, seniors

State Rep. Roger Victory, of Hudsonville, today approved legislation giving Michigan families and seniors broader income tax relief. The legislation continues and increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their state income taxes. Other bills in the package provide additional tax relief for senior citizens. “Michigan families and seniors will be able…

Rep. Victory welcomes director of Careerline Tech Center for State of the State address

PHOTO INFORMATION:  State Rep. Roger Victory, left, welcomed Dave Searles, Director of Careerline Tech Center, right, to the state Capitol Tuesday to hear Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.   Rep. Victory, of Hudsonville, represents the residents of Allendale, Georgetown, Tallmadge, Wright, Chester, Coopersville and Polkton townships in Ottawa County. ###

Rep. Victory supports sales tax relief to Michigan car buyers

State Rep. Roger Victory today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in planned sales and use tax deductions…

Rep. Victory bill protects Michigan potatoes from disease

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Roger Victory to create a safe and reliable environment for Michigan potato growers was approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives. Victory said diseases such as blight, blackleg, dickeya and bacterial ring rot pose a serious risk to the Michigan potato industry. “Under the right conditions, blight can and…

Details of 2017 accomplishments

I worked closely with many Ottawa County residents and businesses in 2017 to prioritize legislation that helps our community and all of Michigan’s economy. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I helped shape a state government budget that keeps Michigan moving forward.  My colleagues and I approved a balanced budget with a record amount…

Rep. Victory supports bills to expand skilled trade opportunities

State Rep. Roger Victory, of Hudsonville, this week voted for a bipartisan five-bill package to enhance skilled trade education in Michigan. “This legislation provides more instructional flexibility to schools, leading to more opportunity for Michigan children after graduation,” Victory said. “I know firsthand the job opportunities we have right now in agriculture, but this bill…

Rep. Victory supports bills to expand skilled trade opportunities

State Rep. Roger Victory, of Hudsonville, this week voted for a bipartisan five-bill package to enhance skilled trade education in Michigan. “This legislation provides more instructional flexibility to schools, leading to more opportunity for Michigan children after graduation,” Victory said. “I know firsthand the job opportunities we have right now in agriculture, but this bill…

Rep. Victory invites local pastor to lead House invocation

Photo Information: State Rep. Roger Victory, right, welcomed Pastor Lloyd Hemstreet, center, with the Coopersville Christian Reformed Church to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Speaker of the House Tom Leonard joined them at the rostrum.

Rep. Victory: auto insurance reform debate not over

State Rep. Roger Victory said he would continue the fight to lower auto insurance rates for all Michigan drivers. Victory voted in favor of House Bill 5013, which would guarantee lower rates for all drivers in Michigan – the state with the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. The bill would have offered personal…

Rep. Victory: Local food taxes would hurt families, farmers

State Rep. Roger Victory today voted for legislation that prohibits local governments from imposing taxes on food and beverages. Victory, of Hudsonville, joined a bipartisan group of House members who overwhelmingly approved the Michigan Food Access and Affordability Act, introduced by state Rep. Rob VerHeulen of Walker. The measure extends the existing state constitutional ban…