Rep. Glenn, House vote to keep Hemlock Semiconductor, residential electric bills lower

Plan goes to Senate for consideration   State Rep. Gary Glenn joined a bipartisan majority of his House colleagues today in voting to keep electric costs affordable for Hemlock Semiconductor (HSC), which also could help keep future residential rate increases in check. Rep. Glenn, of Williams Township, said House Bill 5902 authorizes the Michigan Public…

Rep. Glenn issues FOIA request to MPSC for DTE gas plant info

Energy chair: Decision could cost ratepayers billions   State Rep. Gary Glenn, chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for specific emails, calendar items, text messages and other information from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) in light of the MPSC’s decision to approve a DTE…

Rep. Glenn leads news conference unveiling Energy Freedom plan

Bipartisan bills to get committee hearing in coming weeks   PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township), chair of the House Energy Policy Committee, discusses the bipartisan Energy Freedom legislation during a Tuesday news conference in the Capitol building. Rep. Glenn’s legislation, House Bill 5861, is the main bill to allow homeowners, farmers and…

Bipartisan package of bills introduced to support clean energy

A bipartisan package of five bills removing regulatory barriers to clean energy producers will be unveiled during a news conference in Lansing Tuesday. State Rep. Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township), chair of the House Energy Policy Committee, said the five-bill measure restores fair-value pricing for renewable energy sold back to utility companies. Bill sponsors are Rep….

Public Service Commission turns its back on rooftop solar users with recent order

State Reps. Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township) and Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) today issued the following joint statement responding to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s (MPSC) recent order that makes significant changes to net metering. Under the new rule, customers must buy electricity from their utility at the retail rate and sell electricity generated from rooftop…

Glenn supports plan to ensure farmers continue receiving ag tax exemptions

State Rep. Gary Glenn, associate speaker pro tempore of the Michigan House, today said he was honored to preside over a vote on a plan ensuring Michigan farmers continue to receive tax exemptions on agricultural equipment. Glenn, of Williams Township, said officials from the Michigan Department of Treasury recently started misinterpreting the law and taxing…

Rep. Glenn introduces measure calling for state agencies to fulfill FOIA requests promptly

State Rep. Gary Glenn of Williams Township today introduced legislation requiring state departments to fulfill Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests within 60 days of the initial requests. Glenn’s measure is in response to a public statement issued by Attorney General Bill Schuette in December 2017 outlining how Michigan’s FOIA does not specify a particular…

Rep. Glenn, Michigan House approve county veteran services grants

State Rep. Gary Glenn of Williams Township today voted with his House colleagues to approve a measure encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. The legislation, which Glenn co-sponsors, will give each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements $25,000, plus an additional amount…

Rep. Glenn’s committee hears testimony on electric vehicles

Legislators discuss equipment needed for the future   The House Energy Committee, chaired by state Rep. Gary Glenn, peered into the future today, listening as experts in electric vehicles (EV) explained what system of chargers will be necessary to keep them on the road. Glenn (R-Williams Township) said Michigan must establish an infrastructure for the…

Rep. Glenn votes to protect underage sex crime victims

House approves legislation to safeguard students on school property   State Rep. Gary Glenn today voted in support of legislation to help local school districts better protect students who are underage victims of sex crimes. The three-bill package requires schools to permanently expel students who are convicted of criminal sexual conduct against another pupil enrolled…