Michigan House approves Rep. Wakeman’s plan providing flexibility for local road repairs

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Rodney Wakeman’s plan giving local governments more flexibility to fund necessary road repairs. Wakeman’s measure would alter the state’s current road funding formula to give communities a better opportunity to work on roadways in the worst shape, regardless of whether they are a primary or secondary road….

Rep. Wakeman’s plan updates educational standards for funeral directors

Lawmaker highlights active role of funeral industry during COVID-19 State Rep. Rodney Wakeman, of Saginaw Township, this week testified before the House Regulatory Reform Committee in support of his plan that would update education requirements for Michigan funeral directors to keep pace with changing times. Wakeman’s measure makes various changes to funeral service, including a…

House panel paves way for Rep. Wakeman’s plan providing flexibility for local road repairs

The House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday unanimously approved state Rep. Rodney Wakeman’s plan giving local governments more flexibility when it comes to funding necessary road repairs. The Saginaw Township lawmaker’s measure alters state regulations in key areas to give communities a better opportunity to work on roads in the most dire need of repair….

Wakeman: Drivers should start preparing now for July 1 roll out of new car insurance law

House car insurance website includes a how-to guide for drivers to receive savings State Rep. Rodney Wakeman today announced the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates – the legislative panel that led House efforts to approve landmark reforms fixing Michigan’s much-maligned no-fault car insurance system – restructured its website, www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com. The website will…

Rep. Wakeman: A regional, safety-based approach to reopen Michigan’s economy needed

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman, of Saginaw Township, today said he supports a regional, safety-focused approach to restarting Michigan’s economy and re-establishing a semblance of normalcy in the COVID-19 era. House Republicans today unveiled a blueprint to help move the state toward a rolling restart — an approach based on the prevalence and risk factors of…

Rep. Wakeman, House extend Michigan’s state of emergency through April 30

In an effort to keep Michigan families healthy and safe and ensure the state retains its COVID-19 response leverage, state Rep. Rodney Wakeman today supported a measure continuing the state of emergency and the governor’s emergency powers through April 30 – a period that could later be extended if circumstances surrounding the coronavirus outbreak persist….

Rep. Wakeman: Coming together to beat coronavirus

By state Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township Here in Michigan, like in much of the world, we’re in the midst of one of the largest public health emergencies to ever sweep our state and local communities. In just a few short weeks, we have in excess of 9,300 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide and have…

Wakeman plan providing proper, timely burials for unclaimed decedents signed into law

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman’s plan ensuring funeral directors have the necessary authorizations to provide timely and respectful dispositions for unclaimed decedents was signed into law this week by the governor. “This was about bringing clarity to the process that determines who has the right to make funeral and disposition arrangements for remains that are unclaimed,”…

Rep. Wakeman joins Michigan House in restoring millions for Pure Michigan, Going PRO

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman this week voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to restore support for tourism and promote job growth across Michigan. The emergency budget measures approved by the House partially restore funding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed for Pure Michigan and Going PRO. Both programs were on the verge of collapsing because…

Rep. Wakeman applauds reform that would fix local roads without raising taxes

Proposal sends all taxes paid at the pump to fix local roads State Rep. Rodney Wakeman, of Saginaw Township, recently announced his support for a common-sense, bipartisan reform to help fix crumbling local roads and bridges without a tax increase. The proposal would eliminate the sales tax on fuel and replace it with an equivalent,…