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. 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. 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….
Rep. Frederick talks about his priorities as the Michigan House begins its 2017-2018 session Wednesday.