Rendon: Return to Learn plan maximizes learning; prioritizes student safety

$1.3 billion plan implements robust distance learning, safety measures State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today announced her support for a common-sense plan that will help to keep Michigan students safe as learning resumes in the fall. The House-Senate plan, announced this morning during a Capitol news conference, requires local school districts and health…

Rep. Rendon: Michigan workers and business owners deserve answers amid COVID-19 crisis

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today said it is unacceptable that many people across northern Michigan and the state have still been unable to access their unemployment benefits, given the staggering total number of layoffs that have occurred during the COVID-19 outbreak. “This has been an ongoing crisis for nearly two months now,…

Rep. Rendon: Legislature fights for democracy in state’s COVID-19 response

State Rep. Daire Rendon today said the Legislature is fighting to ensure the voices of Northern Michigan families are considered as the state continues to respond to COVID-19 by seeking intervention from the Court of Claims. Rendon, of Lake City, said the Legislature was forced to file the lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because she…

Rep. Rendon champions plan to protect survivors of abuse

Proposal would establish Address Confidentiality Program in Michigan State Rep. Daire Rendon’s plan – part of a bipartisan, bicameral proposal to strengthen protections for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault in Michigan – was approved today by the House with overwhelming support. Rendon, of Lake City, said the proposal would allow survivors to keep…

Rep. Rendon votes for increased broadband opportunities for Northern Michigan

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today supported a pair of proposals working to expand effective broadband services to more areas throughout Northern Michigan. House Bill 4266, proposed by state Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona, makes it easier and more cost-effective for electric cooperatives to build and expand broadband networks on existing infrastructure and…

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…