McMillin amendment halts Common Core in Michigan

National experts applaud House action LANSING, MI – The Michigan House today approved the Department of Education budget with an amendment which does not allow them to implement Common Core State Standards or “Smarter Balanced Assessments”.  Sponsored by State Rep. Tom McMillin, the amendment is similar to House Bill 4276 which is currently before the…

Bumstead votes for responsible, long-term budget plan for the coming fiscal year

State Rep. Jon Bumstead today voted to cut government waste and prioritize state funding for schools, roads and public safety. Bumstead voted in favor of House Bills 4228 and 4328, the Fiscal Year 2014 House budget recommendation. “Responsible budgeting over the past two years has been critical to turning this state around,” said Bumstead, R-Newaygo….

House approves budget that continues focus on economic development

Outman says new plan will build on success State Rep. Rick Outman today voted in favor of a budget plan supported by both Republicans and an Independent lawmaker that cuts government waste and prioritizes funding for schools, roads and public safety.  Outman, R-Six Lakes, joined a majority of his colleagues in voting in favor of…

House approves spending plan that protects community health

Lori will continue work to refine state budget State Rep. Matt Lori today voted in favor of a budget plan supported by both Republicans and an Independent lawmaker that cuts government waste and prioritizes funding for public safety, roads and schools.  Lori, R-Constantine, joined a majority of his colleagues in voting in favor of House…

McCready votes for responsible budget to keep Michigan moving forward

The Michigan House today approved its Fiscal Year 2014 budget recommendation, state Rep. Mike McCready announced. “Responsible budgeting has put our state on solid financial ground and the House budget reflects our commitment to fiscal responsibility while at the same time prioritizing spending where it’s needed most,” said McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills. “Long-term planning is keeping…

House OKs long-term budget that puts focus on community mental health

Kesto pleased $3 million for targeted services are included State Rep. Klint Kesto today voted on a budget plan supported by both Republicans and an Independent lawmaker that reduces waste and prioritizes funding for schools, roads and public safety.  Kesto joined a majority of his colleagues in voting in favor of House Bills 4228 and…

Walsh applauds responsible, long-term budget plan for the coming fiscal year

State Representative John Walsh today voted to cut government waste and prioritize state funding for schools, roads and public safety.  Walsh joined a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in voting in favor of House Bills 4228 and 4328, the Fiscal Year 2014 House budget recommendation. “The results are in and the responsible budgeting done by…

Jacobsen bill removes regulations and saves homeowners money

Measures continue common-sense reform of licensing rules State Rep. Brad Jacobsen has introduced legislation that eliminates needless and costly regulations that result in added costs for homeowners who have security and home management systems installed. House Bill 4592 eliminates the frivolous mandate that a homeowner obtain a building permit when a licensed electrician installs energy-saving…

Governor signs propane safety bill

Propane consumers will be protected from price hikes as a result of increasing liability costs for propane companies due to tampering incidents under legislation signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. House Bill 4123, introduced by state Rep. Roger Victory, comes after a series of accidents in homes using propane equipment where appliances were tampered…

Rep. Graves sponsors bill to help families of fallen soldiers

State Rep. Joseph Graves today introduced legislation to provide relief to military families who have lost their loved ones in the line of duty. House Bill 4600 gives the surviving spouse of those killed while serving in the military a 7-year exemption from paying their property taxes. “As a veteran, I have witnessed firsthand how…