Rep. Jason Wentworth, R-Clare; audio on rural development legislation

Rep. Wentworth talks about his plan to create a Rural Development Creation Fund, which he says is designed to increase economic investments in rural areas of Michigan.  Rep. Wentworth says the measure is a safe and effective way to enable small job creators to grow their business while increasing employment opportunities in small towns.  

Rep. Jason Wentworth, R-Clare; audio on House passage of veteran service office legislation

House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Jason Wentworth talks about House passage of his 5536, which encourages Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program.  Under Rep. Wentworth’s proposal, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based…

Rep. Jason Wentworth, R-Clare; audio on House passage of disabled veteran legislation

Rep. Wentworth talks about House passage Tuesday of a two-bill package he co-authored that changes the Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to allow honorably discharged veterans who provide proof of their 100-percent disabled status to the Secretary of State to have their state park passport fee waived.  One-hundred percent disabled veterans can already…

Rep. Jason Wentworth, R-Clare; audio on public school funding

Rep. Wentworth talks about funding for the 2017-2018 school year getting started, and says schools in districts like his will benefit from the “2X” formula, which provides additional financial resources to systems that traditionally have received fewer dollars.