Rep. Frederick hosts agriculture listening tour

Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso recently hosted an agriculture listening event at the farm of Don and Jamie Somers, of Henderson. Rep. Luke Meerman, vice-chair of the House Agriculture Committee, spoke at the event, along with Janna Fritz of the Michigan Soybean Association and Ryan Findlay of the American Soybean Association. The speakers covered topics…

Rep. Frederick supports record funding for mid-Michigan students

School budget gets bipartisan support in House, headed to governor State Rep. Ben Frederick today voted to approve the Legislature’s bipartisan school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase…

Rep. Frederick to host roundtable discussion with area farmers, experts

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, today invited all farmers in the 85th House District to attend an interactive discussion with legislators and experts engaged in the top issues facing Michigan’s agriculture industry. The 85th House District includes all of Shiawassee County as well as Brady, Brant, Chapin, Chesaning, Fremont, Jonesfield, Lakefield, Maple Grove, Marion…

Rep. Frederick: Budget should not be held hostage by push for tax increase

State Rep. Ben Frederick today urged a quick resolution to budget negotiations with a looming Oct. 1 constitutional deadline, stressing that funding for schools, public safety and other essential services must not be held up due to Governor Whitmer’s continued insistence on a large fuel tax hike which has failed to gain support from nearly…

Rep. Frederick supports plan to help farmers devastated by record rain

State Rep. Ben Frederick and the Michigan House today approved a plan to help farmers whose crops have been delayed or damaged by this spring’s record-setting rain. The plan would help private lenders provide low-interest loans to qualified farmers at no financial risk to the state. “The loan program will serve as a lifeline for…

Rep. Frederick applauds Michigan House support for Shiawassee County following tornadoes

State Rep. Ben Frederick today led the Michigan House in approving financial relief to help Shiawassee County law enforcement agencies pay needed expenses following mid-March tornadoes that stressed public safety budgets. The House approved $163,000 in documented expenses to help first responders bridge the gap for extra costs. The money will be distributed to 13…

Rep. Frederick: Reforms guaranteeing cost savings for Michigan drivers signed into law

After decades of growing discontentment with the state’s no-fault system, bipartisan car insurance reforms supported by Rep. Ben Frederick – lowering costs for all Michigan drivers – were signed into state law this week. Frederick – who helped lead a special committee tasked with lowering car insurance rates in Michigan – joined his colleagues in…

Rep. Frederick casts vote to guarantee cost savings for Michigan drivers

House approves long-overdue bipartisan no-fault solution The Michigan House today approved a bipartisan plan to fix our state’s much-maligned car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Ben Frederick announced. Frederick voted in favor of the plan which maintains the best life-saving medical benefits in the nation, provides seniors and those…

Rep. Frederick casts vote to lower car insurance rates

House approves historic reforms after decades of gridlock The Michigan House tonight approved a landmark plan to fix our state’s much-maligned car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Ben Frederick announced. Frederick voted in favor of the plan which allows for the best life-saving medical benefits in the nation, provides…

Relief granted for schools facing extended school year due to snow days

State Rep. Ben Frederick’s solution to help Michigan school districts that have exceeded the number of snow days allowed for the year was passed by the Legislature today. Frederick, of Owosso, said school districts should be held harmless for closures that occur during a declared state of emergency. “This winter was an extraordinary one –…

Rep. Frederick featured in national Habitat for Humanity publication

Rep. Ben Frederick was recently featured in Habitat for Humanity’s national publication. The organization highlighted Frederick’s own experiences with Habitat during his childhood when his parents became owners of their own home through Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity. Frederick has focused on housing issues and been an ally of Habitat during his time as a state…