Rep. VanSingel issues statement following ‘no’ vote on income tax

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, of Grant, voted no on the income tax rollback legislation early this morning. Rep. VanSingel issued the following statement: “As a strong fiscal conservative, I understand the importance of lowering taxes for hard-working Michigan families, however, I voted against this tax repeal because it would have created a tremendous budget shortfall….

Rep. Inman explains ‘no’ vote on income tax

State Rep. Larry C. Inman, of Traverse City, issued the following statement after a 12-hour session regarding his ‘no’ vote on the income tax bill that was defeated on the House floor this morning at 2:30 a.m.: “House Bill 4001 has a significant negative fiscal impact to Michigan’s budget and I believe that it is…

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Rep. Roberts issues statement on income tax vote

Rep. Brett Roberts offered the following statement: “Last night, my colleagues and I voted on a plan that would have slightly reduced Michigan’s income tax. I wasn’t able to support that plan for a number of different reasons. “Just more than a year ago, the Michigan Legislature asked residents for money to fix potholes, roads,…

Three Macomb County judges join Rep. Lucido to support amendment

State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township was joined by Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Carl Marlinga, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Mark Switalski, and 42nd District Court Judge Denis LeDuc to speak in support of House Joint Resolution G on Tuesday. A letter was also submitted from 41-B District Court Judge Linda Davis in…

Rep. Tedder: Fight for meaningful income tax relief will continue

Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston today said that the fight to provide meaningful income tax relief and keep a promise to Michigan families will continue. “I would like to thank the 51 House colleagues who joined me in showing support for Michigan’s hard-working taxpayers,” said Tedder, chair of the House Tax Policy Committee, after a…

Rep. McCready hosts local office hours

State Rep. Mike McCready, of Bloomfield Hills, invites local people to join him for office hours in Bloomfield Township on Friday, March 10, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Bloomfield Township Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road in meeting room 3. Office hours are an opportunity for residents to meet face-to-face with the representative and ask…

Rep. VanSingel announces March office hours

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, of Grant, will hold in-district office hours this March with residents of Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties.  “I want to get to know all the residents that I represent so that they are assured I am invested in the future of their families, our local communities and this great state,” said…

Representative Johnson announces March office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites local residents to join him during office hours: Monday, March 13th Kent County Kentwood City Hall 4900 Breton Road SE 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 27th Allegan County Wayland City Hall 103 S. Main Street 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. “Meeting with people and listening to their ideas and concerns helps…

Rep. Farrington urges creation of panel to prevent veterans’ suicides

State Rep. Diana Farrington is alarmed at the number of military veterans who take their own lives each day. That’s why she introduced legislation to create a veterans suicide prevention task force. Farrington, of Utica, said a 2016 study from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs showed roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide nationwide….

Jobs training, accountability, roads are key issues to Rep. Lilly

Expanding jobs training programs, investing in road and bridge infrastructure, and making government accountable are key items which state Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, emphasized in the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan that was announced recently at the Capitol. The Action Plan, entitled “The Best Way Forward” details key priorities of the current House…

Rep. Allor seeks feedback from residents in Cheboygan, Presque Isle counties

State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, today invited people to sit down with her during office hours Friday, Feb. 24, in Wolverine and Rogers City. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity to meet with the residents of Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties,” Allor said. “I invite people to sit down with me, ask any questions…

Kalamazoo County Sheriff, Rep. Iden speak before Law and Justice Committee

Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard C. Fuller III joined state Rep. Brandt Iden in testifying before the House Law and Justice Committee on legislation that would increase protections to officers during the transportation or housing of individuals under arrest or incarcerated. The bill would make it punishable by up to four years of imprisonment and a…