Rep. Frederick hosts October office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced his monthly in-district office hours for Monday, Oct. 23 at the following times and locations: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Durand City Hall, 215 W. Clinton St., in Durand; and 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Marion Township Hall, 10925 S. Merrill Road, in Brant. “Meeting with residents…

Rep. Frederick legislation requires balanced budget by July 1

Legislators would forfeit pay after missed deadline State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso today introduced legislation to require the Michigan Legislature to present a balanced budget to the governor by July 1 each year. Frederick’s joint resolution proposes amending the Michigan Constitution to establish the July 1 deadline and ensure lawmakers adhere to it. Should…

Rep. Frederick supports bills ending driver responsibility fees

Thousands have chance to regain driver’s licenses   State Rep. Ben Frederick today said he is supporting a bipartisan package of bills designed to eliminate driver responsibility fees. Frederick, of Owosso, said he wholeheartedly supports the legislation to end driver responsibility fees by October 2018 and fully forgive any outstanding amounts owed under the fee…

Rep. Frederick joins fellow legislators for bipartisan auto insurance coalition

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, joined fellow legislators on Thursday for the announcement of a bipartisan coalition addressing auto insurance reform. The coalition of lawmakers representing a wide array of urban, suburban and rural parts of the state unveiled a comprehensive set of reforms aimed at making Michigan’s auto insurance more fair and affordable…

Rep. Frederick announces September office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced his monthly in-district office hours for Monday, Sept. 18 at the following times and locations: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Perry City Hall, 203 W. Polly St., in Perry and; 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Chesaning Public Library, 227 E. Broad St, in Chesaning. “It is important…

Rep. Frederick joined at Sept. 11 ceremony by local first responders

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, today was joined by Durand Police Chief Jason Hartz and Michigan Department of Corrections Officer Ray Sholtz of Marion Springs as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan…

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…