Rep. Glenn: ‘Illegal’ MPSC ruling highlights need for reform

Rep. Gary Glenn, chair of the House Energy Policy Committee, today said he will consider proposals to reform the Michigan Public Service Commission in the aftermath of a ruling he said violates the intent of state law and could raise costs for utility customers. The committee heard testimony related to last week’s MPSC ruling that…

Rep. Glenn talks with top Marine recruiter during September 11th ceremony

Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Township, talked with Maj. Gen. Paul Kennedy, commanding general of U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Command, during a September 11th memorial service on the floor of the state House of Representatives in Lansing. Glenn, whose father was a World War II Marine who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, served eight…

Statement from Rep. Gary Glenn on MPSC decision

Rep. Gary Glenn, chair of the House Energy Policy Committee, today issued the following statement related to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s decision on locational requirements for power generation: “I strongly disagree with the MPSC’s statement that Michigan’s new energy laws call for a locational requirement for generation by alternative energy suppliers who compete with…

Rep. Glenn, House committee hear concerns about pending utility ruling

A Michigan House committee heard testimony today from schools and business groups concerned about an upcoming ruling from regulators that potentially threatens to violate the intent of state energy law, undermine electric choice and raise costs for utility customers. A pending decision from the Michigan Public Service Commission – expected in scheduled meetings either Sept….

Rep. Glenn, House Energy Policy Committee to discuss MPSC case Tuesday

  The Michigan House Energy Policy Committee will meet Tuesday morning in downtown Lansing to discuss a Michigan Public Service Commission case. More information about the hearing:     WHAT:     WHY: Committee hearing to discuss the Michigan Public Service Commission’s local clearing requirement case.   Rep. Gary Glenn, chair of the House Energy…

First responder joins Rep. Glenn for annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Gary Glenn (right), of Midland, joins guest Midland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin (middle) and House Speaker Tom Leonard (left), of DeWitt, today 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 who died in the line…

Utility regulators try to block attorneys from testifying before House energy panel

Glenn says House has subpoena power, accuses MPSC of “stonewalling” to avoid explaining why they ignored their own attorneys’ warning against policy that will eliminate Electricity Choice, hike electricity rates for public schools, manufacturers Lansing, Mich. — The Michigan Public Service Commission is attempting to block its attorneys from testifying before the House Energy Policy…

House Energy chair: Utility regulators may violate new state energy law

Glenn says MPSC abuse of authority could cost public schools and manufacturers hundreds of millions in higher energy costs each year, taking money out of the classroom and making Michigan less competitive for new jobs Lansing, Mich. — Associate Speaker Pro Tem and House Energy Policy Chairman Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Larkin Twp., Thursday said the…

Rep. Glenn: $2.1 million M-20 resurfacing project begins

Another sign of priority put on transportation system   State Rep. Gary Glenn today said the start of a $2.1 million project to resurface six miles of M-20 is an indication of the Legislature’s focus on repairing Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges. Glenn, of Larkin Township, said the Michigan Department of Transportation project will provide…

Rep. Glenn promotes June 27 as PTSI awareness day

Many veterans and current service members have spent time in combat environments, exposing them to traumatic and life-threatening events and placing them at high risk for post- traumatic stress injury (PTSI). For that reason, state Rep. Gary Glenn and others in the Legislature co-sponsored a House resolution that declares June 27, 2017 as PTSI Awareness…

Glenn bill banning sex between prostitutes, police gains House approval

Bipartisan legislation from state Rep. Gary Glenn, which makes it illegal for law enforcement officials to engage in sexual acts with prostitutes or victims of human trafficking during the course of an investigation, was approved by the full membership of the state House today. “This unintended legal loophole has existed for too long, to the…