Rep. Allor: House votes to provide funding for Alpena, Oscoda water contamination

State Rep. Sue Allor today praised her colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives for approving funding to address the emerging threat posed by a type of chemical contaminant recently discovered in groundwater in Alpena and Oscoda. Allor, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, said the $23.2 million allocation will provide testing, monitoring and…

House supports Rep. Allor bill to link students to careers

The House today approved a bill sponsored by state Rep. Sue Allor to connect skilled trade students with post-high school education programs and potential careers. “We’ve got open career opportunities right now in northern Michigan and this legislation is part of the solution to match those jobs with the right employees,” said Allor, of Wolverine….

Rep. Allor issues statement on Enbridge Line 5 agreement

State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, issued the following statement on the legal agreement requiring Enbridge to provide more transparency and take a number of safety precautions, including replacing a section of the pipeline that runs under the St. Clair River: “This agreement, if fulfilled, is a great first step in regaining the public’s trust,…

Rep. Allor invites residents to December office hours

State Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine has announced her final office hours of the year for Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Iosco and Presque Isle counties. “I promised to be accessible throughout the year,” Rep. Allor said. “After this month, I will have held more than 40 different office hours across the district for the people I…

Rep. Allor will continue fight to lower auto insurance costs

State Rep. Sue Allor said she would continue the fight to lower auto insurance costs for all Michigan drivers. Allor voted in favor of House Bill 5013, which would guarantee lower rates for all drivers in Michigan – the state with the highest car insurance rates in the nation. The bill would have offered personal…

Rep. Allor: Time to end senseless driver responsibility fees

Legislator votes for bills eliminating fees, forgiving debt   State Rep. Sue Allor today voted to end punitive driver responsibility fees and forgive outstanding debt, saying the fees were an ill-conceived money grab that has hurt low-income families. Allor, of Wolverine, said she voted for the bipartisan bill package to end the fees on Oct….

Rep. Allor invites residents to local office hours

Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine has announced November office hours for Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Iosco and Presque Isle counties. “I encourage everyone to attend my local office hours,” Rep. Allor said. “Since residents are not able to travel and meet in my Lansing office, I have made myself accessible by holding monthly office hours in…

Rep. Allor bill matches local career opportunities to students

State Rep. Sue Allor testified today during the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee in support of her legislation to better connect skilled trades students with potential careers after high school. The bill, which requires parental consent, gives training schools, community colleges and skilled trade employers access to high school pupil directory information for the…

Rep. Allor bill protects veterans seeking benefit services

State Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine offered testimony this morning on legislation that would prevent individuals or agencies from profiting off veterans benefit services that are offered for free through the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill looks to tackle a practice referred to as pension poaching. Fees sometimes totaling several thousand dollars are charged…

Rep. Allor issues statement on water quality near Alpena CRTC

State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, issued the following statement on water quality concerns at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena: “My office and I have been in contact with both Gen. Gregory Vadnais of the Michigan National Guard and DHD4 Health Officer Denise Bryan to express my serious concerns about PFCs in the…

Bill funds school partnership program in N. Michigan classrooms

Rep. Allor applauds inclusion in budget add-on   State Rep. Sue Allor today said funding for a program that aims to cut down on school absenteeism and improve students’ grades in key areas was included in a bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee. Allor, of Wolverine, said $75,000 was included in a Senate bill…

Rep. Allor sponsors October office hours

Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine has announced October office hours for Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Iosco and Presque Isle counties. “Holding office hours is one of my top priorities,” Rep. Allor said. “In today’s political climate, it is important to have open communication, and I am determined to be available to residents. I encourage everyone to…