Rep. Gary Glenn: Reviewing last year in the Michigan House of Representatives

We can make life better in mid-Michigan by limiting the size of government and focusing it on what’s most important. The Legislature took significant steps in that direction during 2017. Our state budget reined in spending but still invested record amounts in K-12 education and improving roads, both vital to improving Michigan’s long-term economic future….

Glenn bill bans use of tax dollars to pay sexual harassment claims

Using taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim against a state or local government official — as Congress did to settle a claim against former Congressman John Conyers, D-Detroit — would be outlawed under legislation introduced Wednesday by a Bay County lawmaker. Associate Speaker Pro Tem Gary Glenn, R-Williams Twp., the sponsor of House…

Rep. Glenn’s bill helping protect retiree benefits for police, firefighters signed into law

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed new laws designed to help protect retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees. The package includes a bill sponsored by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Township. “These new laws precisely follow the governor’s task force recommendations on local government retirement systems from earlier this year, and that’s what…

Rep. Glenn votes for bills to expand skilled trade opportunities

State Rep. Gary Glenn voted this week for a five-bill package to enhance career skills education in Michigan’s public schools. “This legislation gives more opportunity to Michigan children,” said Glenn, of Williams Township. “We’re fortunate to have exceptional schools and partnerships with local employers in mid-Michigan, but there is always demand. Our local school districts…

Michigan Legislature gives final approval to Rep. Glenn’s bill protecting retiree benefits for police, firefighters

The Michigan Legislature today gave final legislative approval to bills protecting public services and the retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees – including a measure sponsored by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Township. The reforms emphasize proper reporting from local governments to identify ones that may be in financial trouble due to…

Rep. Glenn testifies on bill preventing conflicts of interest in wind farm deals

Rep. Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township), chair of the Michigan House Energy Policy Committee, testified today on his bill preventing conflicts of interest for local officials related to potential wind farm developments. Glenn’s bill would prohibit members of local government planning commissions from voting on issues on which they or their families have direct financial interests….

Rep. Glenn votes in favor of reforms to help protect retiree benefits for police, firefighters

State Rep. Gary Glenn today voted in favor of legislation to protect public services and the retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees in Michigan. The reforms emphasize proper reporting from local governments to pinpoint ones that may be in financial trouble due to underfunded retirement plans. The legislation mirrors recommendations from…

Rep. Glenn: Reforms help protect retiree benefits for police, firefighters

State Rep. Gary Glenn today introduced legislation included in a broad reform plan to protect public services and the retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees in Michigan. The reforms stress transparency and proper reporting from local governments to pinpoint ones that may be at risk of bankruptcy due to underfunded retirement…

Senate approves Glenn bill banning sex between prostitutes, police

The state Senate today unanimously approved legislation from state Rep. Gary Glenn to make it illegal for law enforcement officials to engage in sexual acts with prostitutes or victims of human trafficking during the course of an investigation. “Michigan is the last state to eliminate this unintended exemption. There is no evidence that law enforcement…

Rep. Glenn says fight to lower auto insurance rates isn’t over

State Rep. Gary Glenn said he would continue the fight to lower auto insurance rates for all Michigan drivers. Glenn voted in favor of House Bill 5013, which would guarantee lower rates for all drivers in Michigan – the state with the highest car insurance rates in the nation. The bill would have offered personal…

Rep. Glenn supports guaranteed lower auto insurance rates in Michigan

State Rep. Gary Glenn today joined the House Insurance Committee in approving legislation that will guarantee auto insurance rate reductions for all Michigan drivers. Glenn said the bill should end Michigan’s tenure as the state with the most expensive auto insurance in the nation by offering motorists personal injury protection coverage options, reining in medical…

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…