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.

Rep. Wakeman commends investment in local school safety

Today, State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township applauded an announcement by the Michigan State Police that $178,321 will be invested in Birch Run Area Schools for safety programs and improvements. “What a great opportunity for our local schools to take the next step in protecting students and faculty,” Rep. Wakeman said. “The safety of…

COLUMN: Sunshine in the forecast for Michigan

Michigan’s status as one of just two states that exempt the governor and state legislators from open records laws casts a dark shadow over our state. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows people to review or obtain copies of most public records from local governments and school districts in Michigan. But elected state officials…

Rep. Wakeman applauds groundbreaking local public safety program

Today, State Rep. Rodney Wakeman applauded the Saginaw Township Police Department for joining the Neighbors by Ring program to keep the local community informed with real-time crime and safety information. Residents can use the app to monitor local conditions, share safety and crime tips, and receive real-time alerts from law enforcement and their neighbors. The…

Rep. Wakeman reads to local students

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township celebrated March is Reading Month by reading to 247 students at six local schools. “Reading is critical to a child’s growth and development,” Rep. Wakeman said. “When we encourage children to read, we give them a solid foundation for all their future pursuits. I hope you will invest…

Rep. Wakeman paves way for path extension in Saginaw County

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman, of Saginaw Township, today voted in favor of a plan to expand recreational offerings in Saginaw County as part of wide-ranging land development and acquisition legislation advancing through the Michigan House. The $300,000 project included in the legislation will develop a 2.69-mile multi-use path that is part of the Great Lakes…

Rep. Wakeman reschedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township announced a new time for his joint office hours with state Sen. Ken Horn on Friday, March 29. Office hours are scheduled in March for the following times and locations: Monday, March 18 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Thomas Township Library, 8207 Shields Drive in Thomas Township;…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours on Monday, March 18 and Friday, March 29 to meet with local residents of the 94th District. Rep. Wakeman will be joined by state Sen. Ken Horn at the March 29 office hours. “This is a great chance to directly share your thoughts…