Frederick: House’s new action plan moves Michigan in right direction

Representative pleased to see increased focus on skilled-trades training State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, joined his colleagues today for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide the House over the next two years. Frederick, who served on the Policy Development Workgroup, said he’s pleased with the overall direction of the…

Rep. Frederick seeks input from community members

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, today invited local residents to meet with him during office hours this month in Owosso and Merrill. “I want to hear about what matters most to people in our community because my job, first and foremost, is to be their voice at the Capitol,” Frederick said. “The more input…

Frederick bill to name portion of M-71 after fallen Corunna soldier

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, has introduced legislation to rename a portion of a state highway after Pfc. Shane Cantu, a Corunna native who died while serving on active duty in Afghanistan. House Bill 4168 renames the portion of M-71 between the eastern city limit of Owosso and the western city limit of Corunna…

Frederick lauds plan to increase government transparency

Bipartisan bills subject governor’s office, legislature to open records rules State Rep. Ben Frederick today joined his fellow representatives for a press conference to announce a bipartisan package giving the public more access to information from state government. Frederick, of Owosso, co-sponsored the reform plan, which makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the…

Rep. Frederick’s first bill protects children with special needs

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, today introduced legislation to offer families with special-needs children a new service that could be utilized in the event of a lost or missing child. House Bill 4137, Frederick’s first bill, gives the parent or guardian of a special-needs child the option to place a child’s photograph and fingerprints…

Rep. Frederick to lead Workforce and Talent Development Committee

Freshman representative will also serve on three key committees State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, has been appointed by Speaker Tom Leonard to serve as chair of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee. “There are tens of thousands of well-paying skilled jobs available in our state,” Frederick said.  “Whether it is students having access…

Rep. Frederick statement on governor’s State of the State address

State Rep. Ben Frederick, R-Owosso, issued the following statement after Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017 State of the State address: “Gov. Snyder’s address illustrated how far Michigan’s economy has come in the past six years, but he also recognized the need to keep moving forward to improve the quality of life for Michigan families who are…

Frederick officially sworn in as state representative

State Rep. Ben Frederick officially took the oath of office today as the 99th Michigan Legislature convened for the first time. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman administered the oath at the state Capitol. “I’m eager to hit the ground running and address the issues people in our district have spoken to me…

Rep-elect Frederick to help set House GOP policy initiatives

Incoming lawmaker on Action Plan workgroup Rep.-elect Ben Frederick of Owosso has been chosen by Speaker-elect Tom Leonard to serve on a special workgroup developing new policy proposals for the 2017-18 House term that begins in January. Rep.-elect Frederick will serve on the Policy Development Workgroup, a team of lawmakers who will study current laws…