Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours in October to meet with local residents of the 94th District. “A lot has happened in Lansing over the past month,” Rep. Wakeman said. “I welcome all to attend to discuss the state budget, the impact the Governor’s vetoes will have on our community,…

Wakeman plan would restore funding to public charter schools

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman, of Saginaw Township, today introduced a plan to restore crucial funding that provides charter schools with an additional $240 per-pupil increase for the nearly 150,000 charter school students across Michigan, money previously stripped out of the state budget through a line-item veto by Gov. Whitmer. When signing budget bills for the…

Using our road funding dollars more effectively at the local level

By State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township   Whether it be walking the dog, driving the kids to school, running errands or biking to the local ice cream shop, it’s very likely road quality will be brought up as a discussion topic. We all assess the condition of the roads we use and these…

Rep. Wakeman supports record funding for Saginaw County students

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman, of Saginaw Township, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120…

House panel hears Wakeman plan offering more flexibility for road repairs locally

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman today testified before the House Transportation Committee in support of his bipartisan plan giving local governments more flexibility to fund necessary road repairs. The plan, which is separate from ongoing budget negotiations, maintains a commitment to repair Michigan’s infrastructure and would give communities a better opportunity to work on roads that…

Rep. Wakeman plan stresses flexibility for local road repairs

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township introduced legislation today as part of a wide-ranging series of proposals giving local governments more flexibility to fund necessary road repairs. The package of bills, which are separate from ongoing budget negotiations, maintain a commitment to repair Michigan’s infrastructure and will alter state regulations in key areas to…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours in the month of September to meet with local residents of the 94th District. “Students are back to school and we’re back to session,” Rep. Wakeman said. “After a summer of working in district, I am excited to be back in Lansing. I look…

Rep. Wakeman introduces plan helping expecting parents with income taxes

Rep. Rodney Wakeman today introduced a plan to allow expecting parents to claim an income tax exemption for their soon-to-be newborns. The plan would extend Michigan’s existing exemption for children to fetuses of at least 12 weeks at the end of the tax year. “I don’t consider this a new tax exemption – just a…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours in the month of August to meet with local residents of the 94th District.      “I love talking with my constituents every chance I get,” Rep. Wakeman said. “Office hours allow me to hear from you on the issues you care about most. I hope…

Rep. Wakeman: Taxes paid at the gas pump should go toward road repairs

By state Rep. Rodney Wakeman It’s no secret. Fixing our roads is a top priority for residents of the 94th House District in Saginaw County.  I am listening, and I know you want better roads. I also know the vast majority of people don’t want to pay the governor’s proposed 45-cent per gallon gas tax…

Rep. Wakeman announces summer reading contest

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township today announced he is sponsoring a summer reading contest for elementary students, first grade through fifth grade. The contest kicks off on June 24 and runs through the summer ending on August 31. Area students are encouraged to read as many books as they can during their break…