Rep. Frederick invites residents to August office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced his monthly office hours in Saginaw and Shiawassee counties for Monday, Aug. 21 at the following times and locations: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Foster Coffee Company, 115 S. Washington St. in Owosso; and 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Merrill District Library, 321 W. Saginaw St….

Rep. Frederick says I-69 repairs to provide safer travel

State Rep. Ben Frederick today said multiple road projects will start next week to improve the quality of a portion of Interstate 69 in Shiawassee County. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin work on two sections of I-69 in Shiawassee County. The project involves resurfacing pavement along the interstate between Newburg Road…

Reps. Frederick, Love applaud passage of ‘Good Jobs’ bills

The leaders of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee applauded today’s approval of legislation designed to help Michigan compete for large economic development projects. The House approved the “Good Jobs for Michigan” legislation with bipartisan support. The bills will soon be headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration. Committee chair Ben Frederick (R-Owosso)…

Rep. Frederick to host July office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced his monthly in-district office hours for Monday, July 17 at the following times and locations: 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Durand City Hall, Council Chambers, 215 W. Clinton St. in Durand; and 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the River Rapids District Library, 227 E. Broad St. in…

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…