Rendon testifies before the House Oversight Committee on eliminating outdated laws

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City today testified before the House Oversight Committee in support of her plans to repeal unnecessary laws from the books. House Bills 5769 and 5893 would both remove outdated sections of law relating to vocational schools for boys. House Bill 5769 removes a reference authorizing the Department of Social…

Rep. Rendon invites residents to May office hours

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

Rep. Rendon plan to improve Michigan’s registered forester program signed into law

Only qualified professionals will be eligible to receive Michigan’s registered forester designation after reforms initiated by state Rep. Daire Rendon were signed into law this week. Rendon, of Lake City, said the strengthened requirements will help ensure Michigan’s forestlands are sustainably managed. “Most foresters provide quality, professional services. Unfortunately, all it takes is a couple…

Rendon plan to protect Michigan farmers signed into law

State Rep. Daire Rendon’s plan ensuring Michigan farmers will continue to receive tax exemptions on agricultural equipment has been signed into law. Rendon, of Lake City, said officials from the Michigan Department of Treasury recently reinterpreted a decades-old law and started taxing Michigan farmers for equipment that historically qualified for the agricultural sales and use…

Rep. Rendon votes for budget addressing northern Michigan’s top needs

Job preparation programs, increased access to health care in rural areas, and record-high investment in schools and roads are part of a budget plan approved today by Rep. Daire Rendon and the Michigan House. “This is a plan that will help the great communities of northern Michigan and make the region an even better place…

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…