Rep. Kelly approves bills expanding educational choice

State Rep. Tim Kelly, chair of the House Education Reform Committee, today voted in his committee for a legislation to expand the Michigan Educational Savings Program to K-12 students. “This program is needed to help address growing costs of education, especially with added specialized instruction and extra-curricular programs,” said Kelly, of Saginaw Township. “This has…

Rep. Kelly votes to approve tax relief for car buyers

State Rep. Tim Kelly today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan citizens buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The House vote means money will go back to for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing-in planned sales and use tax…

Rep. Kelly votes to allow buildings be sold for their educational purpose

State Rep. Tim Kelly, chair of the House Education Reform Committee, today voted for legislation to allow the sale of unused school buildings when the intended use is for educational purposes. Currently, the Detroit Public School Community District has refused to allow the Detroit Prep Charter Academy from buying an unused school building in Detroit…

Rep. Kelly highlights success for region in 2017

State Rep. Tim Kelly is pleased with the state’s legislative accomplishments in 2017, describing the past 12 months as crucial to “Michigan’s foundation for years to come.” Kelly, of Saginaw Township, chaired the House Policy Development Committee, which developed the 2017-18 Action Plan as a guideline for key state House goals. “The Action Plan focused…

Rep. Kelly announces three area recreational grant recommendations

State Rep. Tim Kelly today said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board has recommended funding for three Saginaw County park projects. Kelly, of Saginaw Township, said the proposed grants totaling $881,200 will pay for two trail improvements and one land acquisition. Funding is comprised of revenue from the lease of state land and is…

Rep. Kelly to honor Detroit students for college readiness success

State Rep. Tim Kelly, chair of the House Education Reform Committee, will join other officials on Wednesday in honoring students from Cass Technical and Renaissance high schools for their efforts during math, science and English advanced placement exams in 2017. A total of 75 students earned qualifying scores during the schools’ first year of the…

Rep. Kelly resolution to dissolve state school board approved by House committee

The House Education Reform Committee agreed with its chair, state Rep. Tim Kelly, today by approving his resolution calling for the dissolution of the state Board of Education. “Our children have fallen further and further behind in education, so it’s time to say enough is enough,” said Kelly, of Saginaw Township. “There’s a lack of…

Rep. Kelly votes for bill prohibiting local taxes on food

House passes measure with bipartisan support   State Rep. Tim Kelly today voted for legislation prohibiting local governments from placing taxes on the manufacture, distribution and sale of all food and beverages. Kelly, of Saginaw Township, said he signed on in support of the bill, introduced by state Rep. Rob VerHeulen of Walker, because some…

First responders join Rep. Kelly at annual Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tim Kelly, of Saginaw Township, was joined today by Saginaw County 911 Executive Director Randy Pfau and Saginaw Township Police Sgt. JP Sadowski as his guests at the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from…

Rep. Kelly notes key progress in current legislative term

State Rep. Tim Kelly is pleased to see the progress made during the current legislative session, especially the key issues noted in the 2017-18 Action Plan. “We emphasized during the House Republican Action Plan’s announcement in February that we are focused on common-sense issues to help the people of Michigan,” said Kelly, who chaired the…

Rep. Kelly: School budget approved, provides record funding for K-12 students

Spending blueprint invests in Michigan’s future State Rep. Tim Kelly, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid, today praised his House colleagues in passage of the school budget for the coming fiscal year, noting that it invests in the state’s future with a record amount of money for K-12 education. Kelly, of Saginaw…

Rep. Kelly invites residents to take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Tim Kelly of Saginaw Township today encouraged residents of Saginaw County to take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend on June 10 and 11. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites residents and out-of-state visitors to fish without a license during the weekend, giving parents and grandparents the chance to introduce youngsters to a…