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…

Rep. Kelly, Michigan House budget panel OK record funding for public schools

Michigan’s local public schools would get $100 more per student for the 2017-18 academic year, raising funding to a record level through legislation approved today by the state House’s budget committee. The bill advanced today by the House Appropriations Committee also contains budgets for Michigan’s public universities and community colleges as work toward completing the…

Rep. Kelly votes to increase funding to Michigan’s students

State Rep. Tim Kelly, of Saginaw Township, today voted to increase the state’s allocation for each individual K-12 student by $100 as part of a $14.3 billion education budget. “Supporting our students, local school districts and Michigan’s future is a smart, responsible investment,” said Kelly, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid. “Our…

House Republicans announce Action Plan for 2017-18 session

State Rep. Tim Kelly joined House Speaker Tom Leonard in announcing the 2017-18 Action Plan during a news conference today at the state Capitol. The Action Plan is a comprehensive outline that details key priorities for the current legislative session with the specific goal of making Michigan a better place to live, work and raise…

Rep. Kelly appreciates call for more educational funding

A significant increase in state funding toward key education programs was exactly what Rep. Tim Kelly wanted to hear during Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017-18 budget proposal today. “The governor wants us to set the bar higher for education – both in terms of classroom results and funding – and I agree with him,” said Kelly,…

Rep. Kelly named as chair of House Education Reform committee

State Rep. Tim Kelly, of Saginaw Township, has been named chair of the House Education Reform Committee and the House Appropriations School Aid/Michigan Department of Education (MDE) subcommittee. “Education is incredibly crucial towards continuing Michigan’s comeback, so I’m honored and very appreciative to be leading two committees geared towards our future,” Kelly said. “Our outcomes…

Saginaw County judge joins Rep. Kelly for State of the State speech

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, hosted 70th District Court Judge David Hoffman – based in Saginaw County – for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State speech tonight at the Capitol. Hoffman was appointed to the bench by Snyder in December 2016, following a long and diverse legal career that included practicing…

Rep. Kelly starts 2017-18 session, seeks Saginaw region feedback

With the beginning of the 2017-18 session today in the state House of Representatives, Rep. Tim Kelly is encouraging residents with concerns or questions pertaining to state government to attend his upcoming office hours or contact his Lansing office. Rep. Kelly’s Monday, Jan. 23, office hours are: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Frankemuth Chamber of Commerce,…

Rep. Kelly co-sponsors resolution honoring Air National Guard

217th Air Operations Group attends Capitol ceremony State Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, shakes hands with the Air National Guard’s 217th Air Operations Group’s commanding officer, Col. John Miner. Col. Miner, along with 11 airmen, received recognition today in the form of an honorary resolution which reads: “The airmen of the 217th have served with…

Rep. Kelly schedules July office hours in Birch Run, Frankenmuth

Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, has scheduled July office hours in Birch Run and Frankenmuth, continuing his tradition of talking with 94th District residents monthly. The scheduled events will be held on Monday, July 18: Birch Run Chamber of Commerce, 7971 Main Street, Birch Run – 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce, 635 S…

Rep. Kelly attributes lower number of schools in deficit to conservative legislation

The state Department of Education reported the number of Michigan school districts expected to finish the current school year with a budget deficit may be the lowest in nine years, state Rep. Kelly announced. “Michigan’s comeback has allowed us to invest an additional $1.5 billion into the School Aid Fund over the last six years,”…