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…

Rep. Frederick, Sen. Barrett praise resiliency of Shiawassee County following tornado

State Rep. Ben Frederick and Sen. Tom Barrett expressed appreciation for first responders and praised the resiliency of people in Shiawassee County after a tornado tore through the area on Thursday evening. The legislators toured the storm damage today, meeting community members who were affected. “The storm damage we viewed is very devastating. It’s a…

Rep. Frederick plan grants relief for school closures during state emergencies

State Rep. Ben Frederick today announced he is working on a solution to help school districts throughout Michigan that have exceeded the number of snow days allowed for the year. Frederick, of Owosso, said school districts should be held harmless for closures that occur during a declared state of emergency. “The extremely cold temperatures combined…

Rep. Frederick announces significant investments in Durand and Laingsburg

Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced two major investments in the cities of Durand and Laingsburg by the Michigan Strategic Fund as part of the Community Development Block Grant program. The fund will invest $1,516,500 in Durand and $1,235,800 in Laingsburg. “I applaud the Michigan Strategic Fund for awarding these grants to two very deserving…

Rep. Frederick to serve on four vital House committees

State Rep. Ben Frederick will serve on the Health Policy, Energy, Insurance and Regulatory Reform committees during the 2019-20 legislative session. Committee appointments were announced last week by House Speaker Lee Chatfield. “These assignments give me an opportunity to address a wide range of issues that matter to people throughout mid-Michigan,” Frederick said. “I will…