Rep. Wentworth announces system to improve school safety across Michigan

State Rep. Jason Wentworth today announced the centerpiece of a new plan to improve school safety in Michigan. Wentworth proposes creating a safe schools commission to review safety procedures in Michigan schools and provide resources to make security improvements in local districts across the state. Legislation connected to the plan is expected to be introduced…

Wentworth’s veteran service office legislation approved by House

The Michigan House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved a measure authored by state Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. Under Wentworth’s proposal, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based…

House approves bill to honor Army Spc. Robert M. Friese

Legislation names portion of Clare County highway after fallen soldier The Michigan House of Representatives this week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jason Wentworth to name a portion of highway in Clare County after Army Spc. Robert M. Friese. Recently, Friese’s mother Cindy Friese, his fiancé Brittany Minterfering, and her mother and grandmother, Lori…

Wentworth’s veteran service office legislation clears committee

The House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee approved legislation authored by State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare Tuesday encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. Under Wentworth’s proposal, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based…

Family testifies on bill to honor Army Spc. Robert M. Friese

Legislation names portion of Clare County highway after fallen soldier The family of deceased Army Specialist Robert M. Friese and Clare County Veteran Services Director Renee Haley joined state Rep. Jason Wentworth today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to name a portion of highway in Clare County after the fallen soldier. Friese’s mother…

Rep. Wentworth: Michigan House approves funding for road repairs

Plan helps Clare, Gladwin, Arenac and Osceola counties State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare today voted in favor of a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as soon as possible. More than $1.4 million will be distributed to the 97th House District. “This plan will help fix roads all…

Rep. Wentworth applauds end to driver responsibility fees

Lawmaker votes for repeal, debt forgiveness   State Rep. Jason Wentworth today voted in favor of a package of bills that brings an end to ineffective driver responsibility fees and forgives all outstanding debt associated with them. Wentworth, of Clare, said he voted to end the fees because they never accomplished – nor were they…

Wentworth: Michigan must invest in veteran service offices at the county level

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare today introduced legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. Under Wentworth’s proposal, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number of veterans in the county. To…

Rep. Wentworth votes tax relief for families, seniors

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare this week 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. “This legislation helps hard-working families get…

Rep. Wentworth invites vice president of the Clare Public School Board of Education to the State of the State address

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jason Wentworth, left, welcomed Vice President of the Clare Public School Board of Education Steve Stark, right, to the state Capitol Tuesday to hear Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.   Rep. Wentworth, of Clare, represents the residents of Clare, Gladwin, Arenac and part of Osceola County including Evart city and the…

Rep. Wentworth announces office hour schedule for 2018

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of the 97th District has announced his office hour schedule for residents of Arenac, Gladwin, Clare and Osceola counties. As a special guest, state Sen. Jim Stamas will join Rep. Wentworth at his Standish office hours on Jan. 8. “Hosting local office hours is a great way to be accessible to…

House approves Rep. Wentworth’s disabled veteran legislation

The Michigan House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation authored by state Rep. Jason Wentworth. The measure would require the Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to reflect legislation sponsored by state Rep. John Bizon, of Battle Creek, that allows honorably discharged veterans who provide proof of their 100-percent disabled status to the…

Rep. Wentworth supports educator tax deductions at state, federal levels

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare today said he supports income tax deductions at both the federal and state levels to help teachers who buy their own classroom supplies. Wentworth said he favors a U.S. Senate provision that would increase the educator expense taxable income deduction from the current $250 to $500. Wentworth opposes a…