Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on 2017-2018 school year funding

As families look forward to the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, Rep. VanderWall says schools in his northwestern Lower Peninsula district can be assured of more per-pupil funding, as well as increases for at-risk students, high school students and career technical education programs.  

Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on the impact of hunting and fishing on tourism

Rep. VanderWall, the Vice Chair of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee, says he’s working with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources this summer on plans to get more Michiganders involved in hunting and fishing, saying the two long-time traditions have a significant impact on the state’s tourism economy.  Rep. VanderWall has authored legislation…

Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on extension of Ag Disaster Loan program

Rep. VanderWall talks about how the House Agriculture Committee this Wednesday will take up his HB4562, which removes the September 30, 2017 expiration date of the state’s Agricultural Disaster Loan Program.  Rep. VanderWall says frost damage just this week underscores the importance of the program.  The Committee is expected to take testimony Wednesday and then vote the bill on…

Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on more class choices for students

Rep. VanderWall talks about his new legislation that gives high school students more flexibility in choosing or considering future careers.  The Rep. VanderWall bill eliminates the expiration of a program that allows a foreign language requirement to be met by taking a career technical education class or a visual/performing arts course to graduate from high school.