Rep. Glenn sets hearing on protecting homeowners from ‘smart meter’ fees

Michigan homeowners could reject the installation of ‘smart meters’ with no charge under bipartisan legislation introduced this week by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland. Among the 17 co-sponsors are four Democrats, including Rep. Rose Mary Robinson of Detroit. The bill will be the subject of a public hearing this Tuesday in the House Energy Policy Committee,…

Rep. Glenn introduces bill to repeal Common Core in Michigan

Associate Speaker of the House Pro Tem Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, today introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal state Common Core educational standards in Michigan, replacing them with proven standards and more emphasis on local control. Glenn’s bill is co-sponsored by 26 Republican and two Democratic members of the House. “Michigan students deserve the best standards,…

Rep. Glenn: Focus on driving down energy costs in Michigan

Lower energy costs are critical to fueling Michigan’s economy, Rep. Gary Glenn said this week in his first meeting as chair of the House Energy Policy Committee. Glenn, of Midland, said the committee aggressively will pursue ways to drive down energy costs to draw more jobs to Michigan. The committee won’t relax just because an…

Glenn announces aid for housing in Auburn

State approves tax credit for local apartment development Auburn Square Apartments has been awarded an annual $146,188 housing tax credit to assist with upgrading and enhancements to preserve the 24-unit complex as affordable housing. The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) was awarded from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and will leverage about $1.5…

Rep. Glenn welcomes Dow placekicker to governor’s speech in Capitol

Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, on Tuesday evening welcomed H.H. Dow High School senior Ashton Brooks and her mother, April, both of Midland, as his guests to the Michigan House of Representatives to hear Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017 State of the State address. Ashton was the Dow varsity football team’s league-leading placekicker this past season and the…

Midland guests join Rep. Glenn for House swearing-in ceremony

State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, Wednesday was sworn in for his second term in the Michigan House of Representatives. Joining him for the special event were Midland County Republican Chair Cathy Leikhim and 4th Congressional District Republican Chair Judy Rapanos, both of Midland. Pictured on the House floor, from left: House Speaker Tom Leonard, Leikhim,…

Rep. Glenn welcomes Pearl Harbor survivor to House floor

Lawmaker, governor present Midland veteran with tribute   PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, and Gov. Rick Snyder welcome Pearl Harbor survivor U.S. Army Sgt. Don Bloomfield, 95, of Midland, to the House floor on the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Rep. Glenn, right, and the governor presented Bloomfield, a…

House approves fire-training requirement for construction code commission

Glenn bill based on Midland Fire Chief Coughlin’s initiative The Michigan fire marshal’s appointee to the state’s 17-member construction code commission will have to be a certified fire protection specialist under bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Gary Glenn. The House today unanimously approved House Bill 5102 on a 108-0 vote. The bill was developed at…

Glenn bill to define ‘veteran’ passes House

The Michigan House of Representatives Tuesday passed a package of bills – including legislation sponsored by state Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland — that creates a consistent definition of the term “veteran” throughout state law. “Multiple definitions of ‘veteran’ existed in Michigan law, some in conflict with federal law, that were a source of confusion for…

Lawmakers: New state education board LGBTQ policy erodes parental rights

Concerned parents, public not told of potential changes A group of House lawmakers today condemned a draft policy initiative by the Michigan State Board of Education that could allow students to use any school restroom they choose and allow male students to try out for girls’ sports teams, all while keeping parents in the dark…

Rep. Glenn supporting FOIA transparency for governor’s office, Legislature records

 10-measure bipartisan package celebrates Sunshine Week The public will have increased access to Michigan’s executive branch and state Legislature records through a 10-bill bipartisan package introduced Wednesday by House lawmakers. State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, is a cosponsor of legislation that will subject the offices of the governor and lieutenant governor to Freedom of Information…

House passes Glenn resolution marking February as Cancer Prevention Month in Michigan

February 2016 has been declared Cancer Prevention Month in Michigan by the state House of Representatives following unanimous approval on Tuesday of a measure sponsored by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, who last month was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Passage of House Resolution No. 225 adds Michigan to the list of states across the country recognizing…