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. Bellino: Investing in Michigan’s economy means investing in young people

State Rep. Joe Bellino released the following statement tonight in response to the governor’s State of the State address: “The people of Michigan need more than canned promises – they need results. We need to build up our skilled workforce – with training, with jobs, and with social supports, like opioid addiction care, that will…

Rep. Hoitenga working on school snow day issue

Legislator: Schools shouldn’t have to choose between safety and funding State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, is working on a policy fix for the current snow day issue affecting schools across Michigan. Current law requires schools to hold 180 school days and 1,098 classroom hours each year to receive state funding. Hoitenga’s proposal would allow…

Rep. Glenn: Fiscal responsibility is top priority

State Rep. Annette Glenn, of Midland, released the following statement in response to tonight’s State of the State address: “I look forward to working with Gov. Whitmer to increase student reading ability, bring down the cost of car insurance, and fix our roads, and I believe we can do that without raising taxes. In fact,…

Rep. Markkanen’s plan helps county road commission facilities

Measure helps fix Michigan’s infrastructure   State Rep. Greg Markkanen recently introduced a plan to give county road commissions additional flexibility to improve their facilities and help fix Michigan roads. Under current Michigan law, county road commissions have only up to 15 years to make payments when purchasing property for public use. Markkanen’s plan would…

Rep. Green attends governor’s State of the State address

State Rep. Phil Green of Millington attended the governor’s State of the State address Tuesday at the state Capitol. “Rural advancement is the single biggest issues I am fighting for in Lansing. Giving these areas of the state the tools to thrive will present opportunities for job providers and residents in our communities,” Green said….

Schroeder says support for schools, more government transparency will make Michigan successful this year

Financial Services vice chair comments after governor’s speech State Rep. Andrea Schroeder – vice chair of the Michigan House Financial Services Committee – tonight said that Michigan can continue its success with Gov. Whitmer’s confirmation that school funding and government transparency are priorities. “We must make approving a responsible and effective education budget our number…

Rep. Berman attends annual State of the State address

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township welcomed his brother Tom Berman to the state Capitol for the annual State of the State address. Tom Berman, President of PEN, Inc., also recently served as an Oakland County Commissioner and a Keego Harbor City Council Member. Rep. Berman represents the residents of the city of Wixom,…

Rep. O’Malley on State of the State: Prioritize skilled trades and Michigan roads

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, issued the following statement after the governor’s State of the State address: “Michigan’s economic comeback depended on smart investments and I’m dedicated to working with my House colleagues, listening to the people we represent and acting in their best interests. “Record investments in K-12 schools and a renewed,…

Rep. Hernandez joined by local official for State of the State address

State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron was joined by David Faber, Sandusky City Manager, at the state Capitol for the annual State of the State address. “I will be focused on making state government better – not bigger,” Hernandez said. “I look forward to working with the governor and Legislature in the coming months…