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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,”…

Rep. Kelly Criticizes Outside Firm for Missing Mandated Deadline

Firm Responsible for Education Funding Adequacy Study   State Rep. Tim Kelly today criticized a Colorado-based research firm for missing a state-mandated deadline to complete an education funding adequacy study for Michigan schools. “Augenblick, Palaich and Associates (APA) is wasting state time and resources,” said Rep. Kelly, R-Saginaw Township. “The bid process was poorly constructed…

Rep. Kelly Recognized For His Efforts On Education Reform

State Representative Tim Kelly has received The Compass Award from the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) in recognition of his efforts to provide students with increased access to post-secondary education opportunities. Kelly, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid, is a longtime advocate for educational reform. Recipients of the award have launched or…

Rep. Kelly encourages teachers, families to celebrate March is Reading Month

LANSING – Rep. Tim Kelly is encouraging educators and family to join in celebrating March is Reading Month. “Reading is the foundation of education,” said Rep. Kelly, R-Saginaw Township. “Our childrens’ thirst for knowledge and imagination is often formed by us reading books to them at home or in early elementary school. Every time we…

Rep. Kelly reminds Saginaw County of the upcoming Free Fishing Weekend

Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, is encouraging residents to safely enjoy the state’s parks and lakes during Free Fishing Weekend on Feb. 13-14. “Free Fishing Weekend is an opportunity for Michigan families to enjoy activities such as ice fishing or cross-country skiing,” said Rep. Kelly. “Besides the Great Lakes, there are dozens of small lakes…

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Rep. Kelly schedules February office hours in Thomas and Albee townships

Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, has scheduled office hour events for Thomas and Albee townships on Feb. 12-13. “A lot is happening in Lansing right now, but the 94th District and Saginaw Township is my home,” said Rep. Kelly. “These events are a great way to bring what’s going at the Capitol to our homes…

Rep. Kelly meets St. Charles Elementary students during Capitol tour

LANSING – Two fourth grade classes from St. Charles Elementary School got a front row seat to state of Michigan government today, meeting Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, and touring the state Capitol building during a visit to Lansing. A total of 43 students from Mrs. Bogar and Mrs. Stitt’s classes, as well as 11…

Rep. Kelly supports Flint with $28.03 million appropriation vote

LANSING – Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, voted in support of a $28.03 million appropriation to address the Flint water crisis today. “We need to help the people of Flint get through this crisis,” said Rep. Kelly. “I’m confident that these funds, and the areas it’s being allocated for, will be a strong first step…

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Hemlock Semiconductor CEO attends Gov. Snyder speech as guest of Rep. Kelly

LANSING – Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, was joined by Denise Beachy, CEO of Hemlock Semiconductor, during the State of the State speech at the State Capitol Building today. “I’m glad that Denise was able to join me for Gov. Snyder’s speech tonight,” said Rep. Kelly. “As the Legislature works on an Energy Policy for…