Rep. Wakeman supports record funding for Saginaw County students

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman, of Saginaw Township, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120…

House panel hears Wakeman plan offering more flexibility for road repairs locally

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman today testified before the House Transportation Committee in support of his bipartisan plan giving local governments more flexibility to fund necessary road repairs. The plan, which is separate from ongoing budget negotiations, maintains a commitment to repair Michigan’s infrastructure and would give communities a better opportunity to work on roads that…

Rep. Wakeman plan stresses flexibility for local road repairs

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township introduced legislation today as part of a wide-ranging series of proposals giving local governments more flexibility to fund necessary road repairs. The package of bills, which are separate from ongoing budget negotiations, maintain a commitment to repair Michigan’s infrastructure and will alter state regulations in key areas to…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours in the month of September to meet with local residents of the 94th District. “Students are back to school and we’re back to session,” Rep. Wakeman said. “After a summer of working in district, I am excited to be back in Lansing. I look…

Rep. Wakeman introduces plan helping expecting parents with income taxes

Rep. Rodney Wakeman today introduced a plan to allow expecting parents to claim an income tax exemption for their soon-to-be newborns. The plan would extend Michigan’s existing exemption for children to fetuses of at least 12 weeks at the end of the tax year. “I don’t consider this a new tax exemption – just a…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours in the month of August to meet with local residents of the 94th District.      “I love talking with my constituents every chance I get,” Rep. Wakeman said. “Office hours allow me to hear from you on the issues you care about most. I hope…

Rep. Wakeman: Taxes paid at the gas pump should go toward road repairs

By state Rep. Rodney Wakeman It’s no secret. Fixing our roads is a top priority for residents of the 94th House District in Saginaw County.  I am listening, and I know you want better roads. I also know the vast majority of people don’t want to pay the governor’s proposed 45-cent per gallon gas tax…

Rep. Wakeman announces summer reading contest

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township today announced he is sponsoring a summer reading contest for elementary students, first grade through fifth grade. The contest kicks off on June 24 and runs through the summer ending on August 31. Area students are encouraged to read as many books as they can during their break…

Rep. Wakeman: Michigan House budget plan repairs roads, improves schools without tax hike

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman this week supported record funding for Mid-Michigan road repairs and schools without a tax hike. “I am proud of the budget passed by the Michigan House, and I believe it demonstrates the responsible accounting Michigan families expect from their government,” said Wakeman, of Saginaw Township. “We’re putting more into roads, schools…