Glenn to continue legislative duties despite prostate cancer diagnosis

Midland, Mich. — Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, vice chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, Tuesday said he was diagnosed with prostate cancer late Friday evening at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland following a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examination that had been expected to identify something less serious — a herniated spinal disk — as the…

Rep. Glenn resolution declares Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Michigan

Midland lawmaker proud of bipartisan measure that marks father’s service Almost three-quarters of a century ago, U.S. Marine Pfc. James R. Glenn survived Japan’s surprise bombing attack on Pearl Harbor, near Honolulu, Hawaii. Now, 74 years later, his son, state Rep. Gary Glenn has the honor of adding Michigan to the nation’s 2015 remembrance of…

Rep. Glenn introduces bipartisan fire safety legislation

Michigan’s 17-member State Construction Code Commission would be better served with additional fire protection expertise according to Midland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin, so state Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, has introduced legislation based on the chief’s proposal. House Bill 5102, cosponsored by Democrats Tom Cochran, Henry Yanez, Bill LaVoy, and House Minority Leader Tim Greimel, as…

Glenn bill bolsters Sanford Dam, renewable energy

Measure calls to implement federal generation, pricing rules Michigan electricity consumers will have improved access to secure and affordable energy if the state utility commission implements federal rules that promote and encourage the development of cogeneration and small power production facilities, such as the Sanford Dam. State Rep. Gary Glenn, vice chair of the House…

Reps. Glenn, Kelly honored for ‘smart meter’ efforts

National organization presents award at state Capitol State Reps. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, and Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, were honored recently by the Constitutional Alliance for their work defending the rights of utility customers by providing homeowners a choice to opt-out of advanced electric service meter systems. The two lawmakers were presented Constitutional Alliance “Badge of…

Gov. Snyder signs first Rep. Glenn bill into law

Civil asset forfeiture reform protects property rights, civil liberties LANSING, Mich. – Innocent Michigan citizens won’t be subject to having their property confiscated as part of broad law enforcement investigation sweeps thanks to new laws Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, helped introduce and Gov. Rick Snyder signed Tuesday. The governor signed Rep. Glenn’s House Bill 4499 into…

Rep. Glenn thanked for state grants to Midland Center for the Arts

State awards $53,450 to support MCFTA programs Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, today said he was pleased to receive a letter from the Midland Center for the Arts thanking him for two Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs grants which MCFTA will receive in 2016 totaling $53,750. The organization will receive $37,500 for operation support and $16,250 for…

Glenn’s civil asset forfeiture bill headed to governor

Bipartisan legislation protects private property rights, civil liberties LANSING, Mich. — Civil asset forfeiture reform legislation introduced by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, is on its way to Gov. Rick Snyder after the bill was unanimously approved Wednesday by the Michigan Senate. The reforms also have been endorsed by Attorney General Bill Schuette and the Michigan…

Rep. Glenn moves to roll back occupational licensing

Midland Republican responds to governor’s call for reform Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, today announced he will introduce legislation to protect the state of Michigan from liability for overreaching occupational licensing boards following a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. In a February 2015 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held in North Carolina State Board of Dental…

Rep. Glenn bill backs Schuette action on ‘smart meters’

Bipartisan legislation lets homeowners choose, avoid opt-out fees Utility customers in Michigan would have the option of choosing between a new, advanced meter and existing traditional equipment to measure their home energy usage under legislation introduced Thursday by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, and Rep. Rose Mary Robinson, D-Detroit. The bill would put into force an…

Rep. Glenn unveils energy package expanding competition and choice

Bills remove barriers, encourage alternative energy supply Homeowners, schools, hospitals, job providers and taxpayers would benefit from lower electric bills through state Rep. Gary Glenn’s energy policy legislation that would increase energy choice and competition in Michigan, the representative said at a news conference this morning. Rep. Glenn, vice chair of the House Committee on…

Rep. Glenn attends Beaver Township fire safety exercise

The Beaver Township Fire Department received a special training exercise on Sept. 2 for propane fuel emergency responses and state Rep. Gary Glenn dropped in to watch and talk to the local firefighters. “Meeting with local organizations, government boards and residents to discuss state issues and policies are an important part of the state representative…