Rep. Wakeman visits Covenant Emergency Care Center

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township toured Covenant Emergency Care Center on Friday to discuss current issues facing the facility and staff. The representative also met with Central Michigan University Associate Dean Steve Vance, M.D. (left) and Covenant Medical Director Matt Deibel, M.D. He was also provided a tour of the CMU…

Rep. Wakeman discusses skilled trades worker shortage with local professionals

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township met with a group of local skilled trades professionals Thursday evening to discuss solutions to the worker shortage facing Michigan. “Many trade small businesses are experiencing a significant shortage of workers, which often leads to turning down business,” Rep. Wakeman said. “This translates to lost revenue and hurts…

Rep. Wakeman meets with local students

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township met with a group of students from Saginaw High School and Arthur Hill High School in his Lansing office on Wednesday. The meeting was part of School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan’s Youth Advocacy Day to discuss access to health care and its impact on student learning.

COLUMN: Pumping the brakes on governor’s proposed gas tax increase

As your state representative, I receive many questions from local residents about many different issues. But there’s one thing I get asked about more than anything else – the governor’s proposed gas tax hike. Drivers understandably want to know if and when it will happen, and what can be done to prevent this major burden…

Rep. Wakeman votes to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix our state’s much-maligned car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Rodney Wakeman announced. Wakeman voted in favor of the plan to offer drivers personal injury coverage options, rein in medical costs and fight fraud – features designed to end Michigan’s…

Rep. Wakeman presents tribute to Frankenmuth Beautification Committee

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township presented a state tribute to the Frankenmuth Beautification Committee during a ceremony held at the Gunzenhausen Fountain on Friday. The committee was recognized with the 2018 Community Landscape Beautification Award by the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association as part of its Plant Michigan Green initiative. FROM…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours on Friday, May 10 and Monday, May 13 to meet with local residents of the 94th District. “I love talking with people in district every chance I get,” Rep. Wakeman said. “Office hours are a way to directly talk about your thoughts on…

Rep. Wakeman welcomes church group to Lansing

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township welcomed Pastor Dominic Burkhard (left) and Al Gilliam of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Swartz Creek to his Lansing office on Tuesday. They met with the representative to pray and offer words of encouragement as part of 121 Capitol Connections, an effort by pastors and church members…

Rep. Wakeman votes to ‘Raise the Age’ for juvenile justice in Michigan

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman today voted overwhelmingly to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system. The plan was approved by the Michigan House and now advances to the Senate for consideration. Michigan is one of just four states still requiring all 17-year-olds to be prosecuted as…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours on Saturday, April 27 and Monday, April 29 to meet with local residents of the 94th District. “I look forward to every opportunity to talk with you and hear your thoughts,” Rep. Wakeman said. “Office hours allow me to have one-on-one conversations about…

Rep. Wakeman supports efforts to combat state psych worker shortage

Retired psych employees returning to work will keep pensions State Rep. Rodney Wakeman has voted in support of a House plan to combat the ongoing shortage of psychiatry workers in Michigan. The issue was brought to the Legislature’s attention last term during the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force statewide tour, which aimed to find ways to…

Rep. Wakeman discusses state issues with Delta College students

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township met with over 30 students from Professor Lisa Lawrason’s political science class of Delta College. The representative answered questions and discussed solutions for problems facing Michigan.