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,”…

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…