Rep. Ben Frederick, R-Owosso; audio on skilled trade careers and going-pro campaign

Rep. Frederick, the Chair of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee, talks about the state’s new going-pro.com Web site, that focuses on connecting Michigan students and residents with careers in areas like advanced manufacturing, construction, information technology and other skilled trades.  Rep. Frederick says it is important for all Michigan residents to know that…

Rep. Ben Frederick, R-Owosso; audio on 529 college savings plans and transportation costs

House Workforce and Talent Development Committee Chair Rep. Ben Frederick talks about Committee work on a Resolution calling on the federal government to include transportation costs as acceptable expenditures for 529 education savings plans.  Rep. Frederick points out that for many Michigan residents, transportation costs are a significant expense as they pursue post-high school education….

Rep. Ben Frederick, R-Owosso; audio on House passage of “Good Jobs” package

Rep. Frederick, the Chair of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee, speaks on the House floor Wednesday prior to the passage of the “Good Jobs” package by the House.  The legislation will allow companies creating at least 250 jobs to keep some state income tax dollars generated through new employees. Wage levels help determine…

Rep. Ben Frederick, R-Owosso; audio on equity in school funding

Rep. Frederick talks about the state’s school budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year, currently awaiting the signature of the Governor.  Rep. Frederick says he’s pleased the plan includes the “2X” formula, that sees lower-funded districts getting double the funding increase of the state’s top-funded districts, a move he says brings greater equity into Michigan classrooms….