Rep. Rendon, House vote on finalized budget plan protecting northern Michigan communities

State Rep. Daire Rendon and the Michigan House today finished voting on a plan to reverse Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget cuts to various initiatives helping K-12 students, law enforcement and opioid prevention resources  – ending a two-month budget stalemate. Through 147 line-item budget vetoes, Whitmer cut nearly $1 billion from the state budget that began…

Rep. Rendon: Historic ‘Raise the Age’ reforms headed to governor’s desk

A plan backed by state Rep. Daire Rendon to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system is on its way to the governor’s desk. Rendon, who helped sponsor the plan alongside a bipartisan group of her colleagues, said Michigan is one of just four states still…

Rendon introduces plan to restore opioid intervention funding in northern Michigan

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, introduced a plan Tuesday to reverse harmful cuts made by the governor in a recent round of vetoes to the state budget. Rendon’s measure, House Bill 5073, would restore $40,000 to Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO), an opioid intervention program within a university that assists in…

Rep. Rendon: Governor’s budget vetoes are broken promises

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of particular items in the state budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year:   “Gov. Whitmer campaigned on fixing Michigan’s roads – and even used profanity to underscore the importance of doing so. The only problem was…

Rep. Rendon votes to support Northern Michigan students with record funding

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, including the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120 to…

Rep. Rendon bill honoring fallen hero advances through Michigan House

A bill proposed by state Rep. Daire Rendon to rename the interchange at Highway I-75 and Cook Road in West Branch as the “PFC Kenneth Coates Memorial Interchange” today was overwhelmingly approved in a vote by the Michigan House. Army Private First Class Kenneth Coates served during the Vietnam War and was killed in action…

House committee approves Rep. Rendon’s plan to honor fallen West Branch soldier

Measure renames portion of I-75 in Ogemaw County The Michigan House Transportation Committee this week approved a plan introduced by state Rep. Daire Rendon to rename a highway interchange at Highway I-75 in Ogemaw County to honor fallen Army PFC Kenneth Coates. Rendon’s plan renames the highway interchange at Highway I-75 and Cook Road as…

Rep. Rendon, Michigan House vote to make car insurance more affordable in Michigan

House approves long-overdue bipartisan no-fault solution State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City – who helped lead a special committee tasked with lowering car insurance rates in Michigan — today joined the state House in approving a bipartisan plan to provide rate relief for drivers across the state. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve a…

Rep. Rendon helps lead House vote to make car insurance more affordable in Michigan

Committee vice chair helps approve landmark legislation State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City – who helped lead a special committee tasked with lowering car insurance rates in Michigan — today joined the state House in approving a plan to provide rate relief for drivers across the state. The House-approved plan lowers rates by giving…

Rep. Rendon: ‘Raise the Age’ reforms approved by House committee

Plan ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court The House Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved state Rep. Daire Rendon’s plan to improve the way 17-year-olds are treated in Michigan’s criminal justice system. Rendon, who sponsored the plan alongside a bipartisan group of her colleagues, said Michigan is one of just four…

Rep. Rendon’s transparency plan clears House panel during Sunshine Week

State Rep. Daire Rendon’s plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan was approved today by the House Government Operations Committee. Rendon, of Lake City, said the committee’s approval coincided with Sunshine Week, a national initiative celebrating the important role transparency plays in our system of government. “It’s an appropriate time…