Rep. Brett Roberts: schools this year have record amount of funding

Districts in Eaton, Jackson and Lenawee counties get extra money   As parents and children across Michigan plan back-to-school activities, state Rep. Brett Roberts said students will be returning to classrooms bolstered with a record amount of state funding for K-12 education. Roberts, of Charlotte, said the Legislature passed a school budget for the coming…

Rep. Brett Roberts supports Michigan’s 2018 budget

Lawmaker’s amendment will benefit state’s agriculture industry State Representative Brett Roberts recently voted in support of House Bills 4313 and 4323, which provide appropriations for Michigan’s budget in Fiscal Year 2018. “This budget makes significant investments in roads, education, and agriculture while still reducing unnecessary spending,” said Roberts, R-Charlotte. “Our neighbors asked for a responsible,…

Rep. Roberts sponsors resolution to reduce regulation of portable gas cans

Resolution encourages Congress to repeal EPA standards for design State Rep. Brett Roberts spoke before the House Natural Resources Committee today in support of a resolution he introduced to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from overregulating the design of portable gas cans. In an effort to reduce evaporation from portable fuel containers, the EPA…

Rep. Roberts’ career counseling bill approved unanimously by committee

State Rep. Brett Roberts’ legislation to give students better access to college and career counseling was approved unanimously by the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee. His bill will ensure that counselors complete professional development instruction, specifically in the areas of career technical education and college preparation. “Counselors working with high school students should have…

Rep. Roberts testifies on need for career counseling in schools

State Rep. Brett Roberts, of Charlotte, testified before the House Workforce and Talent Committee today about his legislation to give students easier access to college and career counseling. His bill will ensure that counselors would complete professional development instruction which emphasizes post-high school graduation preparation when working with students in grades 6-12. The legislation specifies…

Rep. Brett Roberts schedules March office hours

State Rep. Brett Roberts today announced he is holding office hours during March and encourages people to bring him thoughts and ideas about state government. Office hours for March will be held on Monday, March 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Robin’s Nest located at 6053 S. Clinton Trail in Eaton Rapids. “These meetings…

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Rep. Roberts issues statement on income tax vote

Rep. Brett Roberts offered the following statement: “Last night, my colleagues and I voted on a plan that would have slightly reduced Michigan’s income tax. I wasn’t able to support that plan for a number of different reasons. “Just more than a year ago, the Michigan Legislature asked residents for money to fix potholes, roads,…

Rep. Roberts calls for career counseling in Michigan schools

Giving students easier access to college and career counseling is the emphasis of new legislation submitted by state Rep. Brett Roberts, of Charlotte. Roberts’ bill ensures that counselors serving students in grades 6-12 would complete professional development instruction emphasizing college preparation and career counseling as a portion of their currently required continuing education standards. “We…

Rep. Roberts seeks input from local residents

State Rep. Brett Roberts, of Charlotte, invites people to meet with him during office hours this month in Brooklyn. “My goal is to connect with the people I represent and hear what matters most to them,” Roberts said. “Talking to residents from our district and listening to the problems they face helps me better represent…

Rep. Roberts appointed to serve on four House committees

State Rep. Brett Roberts has been appointed to serve on four key House committees during the 2017-18 legislative session. Roberts, of Charlotte, will serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure, Law and Justice, Education Reform, and Families, Children, and Seniors committees. “Michigan’s legislative committees are the first place where bills get put under the microscope by…

Rep. Roberts announces January office hour schedule

State Rep. Brett Roberts, R-Charlotte, is holding office hours at two locations in the 65th House District this month. “One of the best ways for me to understand the concerns of residents in our district is to sit down and meet with them face-to-face,” Rep. Roberts said. “I encourage people to attend, share their ideas…