Exploring solutions for Michigan farmers ahead of 2020 harvesting season

By state Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township Michigan’s 2019 harvesting season was one farmers are looking to forget as they move into preparation stages for the new growing year. With record rainfall this past spring, the wet weather conditions hampered planting production – resulting in 17.3% of Michigan farmland not being farmed, according to…

Wakeman: State income tax relief is long overdue

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman, of Saginaw Township, today introduced a plan that would allow Michigan families to keep more of their hard-earned money through long-overdue state income tax relief. Wakeman’s plan would immediately reduce the state income tax rate from the current 4.25 percent to 3.9 percent in 2021 and phase out an additional 0.1…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours in January to meet with local residents of the 94th District. “I welcome all to attend for a legislative update, and to share their thoughts and ideas on how to move Saginaw County forward.” Rep Wakeman said. Office hours are scheduled for Friday, Jan….

Rep. Wakeman finishes 2019 with perfect session attendance

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township is pleased to announce that he has finished his first year in Lansing with a perfect attendance record. Wakeman cast 378 votes – out of 378 total – on the House Floor. “Being a voice in Lansing for Saginaw County is important to me,” Rep. Wakeman said. “I’m…

2019: A year of patience and resiliency

By state Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township The most important virtue our historic 100th Michigan Legislature displayed in 2019 was patience. We needed to work resiliently and dutifully to deliver crucial funding to people throughout the state who rely on essential public services every day, and it took longer than it should have. The…

Rep. Wakeman: Pure Michigan funding restoration efforts begin

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman, of Saginaw Township, today cosponsored a plan to restore funding for the Pure Michigan campaign, saying allowing the program to end would harm the entire state’s tourism industry. The plan would provide $37.5 million to fully restore funding that was vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as the new state budget year…

House advances Wakeman plan providing proper, timely burials for unclaimed decedents

The Michigan House of Representatives this week unanimously approved state Rep. Rodney Wakeman’s plan ensuring funeral directors have the necessary authorization to provide timely and respectful dispositions for unclaimed decedents. “The process that determines who has the legal right to make funeral arrangements and final disposition in the event there are no heirs present lacks…

Rep. Wakeman to host agriculture town hall

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host an agriculture town hall on Monday, Jan. 27 to meet with local farmers of the 94th District. Rep. Wakeman will be joined by Rep. Luke Meerman, a dairy farmer who serves as vice chair of the House Committee on Agriculture. “I’m proud of the farming community here…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hour

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours in December to meet with local residents of the 94th District. “I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish this year,” Rep. Wakeman said. “I welcome all to attend so we can talk about my first year in the state House and discuss…

House panel paves way for Rep. Wakeman plan offering more flexibility for road repairs locally

The House Transportation Committee this week unanimously approved state Rep. Rodney Wakeman’s bipartisan plan giving local governments more flexibility to fund necessary road repairs. The Saginaw Township lawmaker’s plan, which has been separate from budget negotiations, maintains a commitment to repair Michigan’s infrastructure and would also alter the state’s road funding formula to give communities…

Rep. Wakeman plan better protects victims of domestic violence, stalking

Michigan residents who are victims of domestic violence and stalking would be allowed to carry a concealed weapon in a gun-free zone to better protect themselves under a plan unveiled today by state Rep. Rodney Wakeman. The Saginaw Township lawmaker said his plan would allow individuals who have filed an active personal protection order (PPO)…