Rep. Frederick applauds new brownfield redevelopment law

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso recently attended a bill signing ceremony for a new Michigan law that will help communities revitalize abandoned properties that otherwise likely would never be redeveloped. The brownfield redevelopment laws were signed by Gov. Rick Snyder at a ceremony in Saginaw last week. Leaders in communities both large and small…

Rep. Frederick invites residents to June office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso recently announced his in-district office hours for Monday, June 19 at the following times and locations: 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Perry City Hall, 203 W. Polly St. in Perry and; 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Marion Township Hall, 10925 S. Merrill Road. in Brant. “I look forward to…

Rep. Frederick supports resolutions to improve job opportunities

State Rep. Ben Frederick, the chair of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee, has voted in favor of four recent resolutions to help expand the state’s workforce in skilled trades and sciences. “Our state’s employment opportunities continue to grow and we need to expand with it to help move Michigan forward,” said Frederick, of…

House advances Rep. Frederick bill to honor Pfc. Shane Cantu

The Michigan House of Representatives Tuesday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Ben Frederick to name a portion of M-71 after Pfc. Shane Cantu, a Shiawassee County native who died in 2012 while serving in Afghanistan. Frederick’s bill renames the portion of M-71 between the city limits of Owosso and Corunna as the “Pfc….

State representatives tour apprenticeship institute in Perry

State Rep. Ben Frederick joined the Michigan Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Institute (MLTAI) in hosting a tour of the Perry facility Tuesday to see firsthand how the privately-funded organization prepares skilled trades professionals. “What is done at the Apprenticeship Institute plays a significant role in maintaining and rebuilding our state’s infrastructure,” said Frederick, of Owosso….

Rep. Frederick’s truck length legislation signed into law

Bill offers safer options for semis hauling field drainage tubing State Rep. Ben Frederick’s bill permitting businesses hauling agricultural field drainage tubing to employ safer, more-efficient truck and trailer combinations has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. Frederick’s bill creates an exemption for businesses hauling the drainage tubing to use vehicle combos up…

Committee approves Rep. Frederick bill to honor Army Pfc. Shane Cantu

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved legislation authored by state Rep. Ben Frederick to name a portion of highway at M-71 between Owosso and Corunna as the Pfc. Shane Cantu Veterans Memorial Highway. In August 2012, U.S Army Pfc. Shane Cantu was killed while serving in Afghanistan after insurgents threw an explosive over…

Rep. Frederick supports legislation defining electronic property rights

Resolution would put measure up for vote of the people State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, today voted in favor of legislation to protect electronic property from unreasonable search and seizure. The resolution proposes amending the Michigan Constitution to make crystal clear that the government must generally obtain a search warrant to access a person’s…

Rep. Frederick sets May office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced his office hours schedule for the month of May. Rep. Frederick will be available to meet with residents on Monday, May 22 at the following times and locations: 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Foster Coffee Company, 115 S. Washington St., in Owosso; and 5 to 6:30 p.m. at…

Rep. Frederick applauds more skilled trades funding

State Rep. Ben Frederick today cast a vote for passage of the House budget, which includes record funding for skilled trades education and proposes a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget. Frederick, of Owosso, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the 21st century…

Rep. Frederick welcomes residents to April office hours

Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso today invited anyone with questions or concerns to attend his April district office hours in Perry and Chesaning. “It’s important to me that people have the opportunity to share their thoughts and ask me any questions they have about state government,” Rep. Frederick said. Rep. Frederick will be available at…

Rep. Frederick supports bill to help protect public safety

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, right, is joined today by Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole, left, to speak in support of House Bill 4423, which creates a special fund to allow certain counties that had to lay off sheriff deputies in the last three years to apply for a grant to fund…