Lawmakers submit reform plan following MSU inquiry

House legislation calls for better protection from sexual misconduct A bipartisan group of House legislators today submitted a plan to better protect Michigan’s children in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The reforms build on previously introduced legislation and include enhanced penalties for distribution, production and financing of child pornography, as well…

Rep. Rendon invites residents to April office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City will sponsor local office hours for the month of April. “I always look forward to the opportunity to meet with my constituents,” Rendon said. “I want residents to know I am effectively representing their interests and needs in Lansing.” The representative will be available at the following times…

Rep. Rendon, House vote to give counties grants for veteran services

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City today voted with her House colleagues to approve a measure encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. The legislation, which Rendon co-sponsors, will give each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements $25,000, plus an additional amount…

Rep. Rendon welcomes local author to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Daire Rendon welcomes author Johnathan Rand to the state Capitol on Tuesday. Rand is the author of the popular American Chillers and Michigan Chillers series. ###

Rep. Rendon invites residents to March office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City will sponsor local office hours for the month of March. “Office hours are an opportunity for residents to meet face-to-face with me and ask questions, offer ideas or share thoughts regarding state government,” Rep. Rendon said. The representative will be available at the following times and locations: Friday,…

Rep. Rendon encourages residents to participate in Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Daire Rendon is encouraging everyone to take advantage of the state’s winter Free Fishing Weekend on Feb. 17 and 18. This weekend, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive the regular recreation passport fees and allow Michigan residents and out-of-state visitors access to fishing without a license. “I urge everyone to take…

Rep. Rendon votes for legislation to end driver responsibility fees

Legislator’s bill allows for alternative payment   State Rep. Daire Rendon today joined her House colleagues in approving legislation to eliminate driver responsibility fees and forgive outstanding debt. One of the bills was authored by Rep. Rendon that enables people to participate in workforce development programs in lieu of paying fees until they end on…

Rep. Rendon votes for plan to cut taxes for Michigan residents

Bills continuing, increasing personal exemptions head to governor State Rep. Daire Rendon today voted to support legislation providing broad income tax relief to Michigan families. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars overall. “A top priority for tax relief…

Rep. Rendon applauds measure ensuring effective use of funds for PFAS cleanup

State Rep. Daire Rendon today supported a resolution in the Michigan House ensuring effective use of state funds provided to address a contaminant identified in groundwater at Camp Grayling. In December, the Legislature agreed to allocate $23.2 million to provide testing, monitoring and technical assistance at more than a dozen sites across Michigan where per-…

Rendon helps approve bills giving families and seniors broader tax relief

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City joined her colleagues in the Michigan House today in approving legislation giving Michigan families and seniors broader income tax relief. The legislation continues and increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their state income taxes. Other bills in the package provide additional tax relief for…