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…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours in the month of June to meet with local residents of the 94th District. “This has been a busy month in Lansing and around the district,” Rep. Wakeman said. “With the passage of a real, bipartisan solution for auto insurance reform and impending…

Rep. Wakeman invites residents to enjoy local festivals

Today, state Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township announced his 2019 Festival Guide is now available for residents of the 94th District. The publication is a thorough and convenient reference of local and statewide festivals, farmers markets, and county fairs. “Saginaw County is known across the state for our tremendous community spirit,” Rep. Wakeman said….

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…