Rep. Wentworth announces June office hours

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of the 97th District has announced he will sponsor June office hours for the residents of Arenac, Gladwin, Clare, and Osceola counties. “I have held office hours every month since taking office,” Rep. Wentworth said. “Listening to people is my top priority, and I encourage everyone to attend and voice their…

Rep. Wentworth lauds budget changes that aid smaller schools

Legislator fought for funding equity, at-risk money  State Rep. Jason Wentworth today said he will vote for the state’s school budget after a House-Senate conference committee restored additional funding for small, rural school districts and equalized the formula to help at-risk students. Wentworth, of Clare, recently voted against passage of the House budget because it…

Wentworth invites resident to testify before Military and Veterans Affairs Committee

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, welcomes Mark Wilson, Public Works Director for the City of Evart, to testify on the significance of World War I in his community. The committee approved Senate Bill 248, which creates the WWI Centennial Commission today. The commission will help coordinate WWI…

Rep. Wentworth: Can’t support school budget’s funding gap

Legislator says rural schools are being short-changed   State Rep. Jason Wentworth on Tuesday voted against the House version of the state school budget, saying funding for smaller rural school districts is not on par with wealthier schools. Wentworth, of Clare, drafted an amendment to increase funding for rural schools, but it did not gain…

Rep. Wentworth hosts district office hours

        State Representative Jason Wentworth of the 97th District will host office hours in Clare the fourth Monday of every month.         “To best serve the people, I have scheduled office hours at different locations within the community based on feedback received during my first 100 days in office,” Rep. Wentworth said. “Meeting people is…

Wentworth urges Congress to eliminate widows’ tax

A resolution introduced by state Rep. Jason Wentworth today urges U.S. Congress to eliminate a federal tax on surviving spouses of retired U.S. military service members. Retired military service members may participate in the Survivor Benefit Program, an optional annuity designed to provide a lifetime of monthly benefits to the surviving spouse of a military…

Rep. Wentworth voices support for bills that give students more education choice

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare is a co-sponsor of merit curriculum legislation that will give students more flexibility in their high school education choices. “High school is about preparing for life after graduation and that’s what these four bills will do,” Wentworth said. “Employers are looking right now in central Michigan for workers who…

Rep. Wentworth holds first Military and Veterans Affairs Committee meeting

           State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, today held the first meeting of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. The committee heard testimony on a bill to require veteran employment preference at state veteran homes. “Today’s meeting was incredibly valuable in educating committee members about the importance of veterans caring for veterans,” said Rep….

Wentworth tapped as military/veterans chair

Representative to serve on three additional panels House Speaker Tom Leonard said today state Rep. Jason Wentworth will find excellent use for his U.S. Army service experience and recent work as a Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency regional coordinator as chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. Wentworth, of Clare, served with the military…

State Rep. Jason Wentworth to host local office hours

State Rep. Jason Wentworth today announced that he will hold office hours monthly, beginning Feb. 13, on the second Monday of each month at the following times and locations: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Wheeler’s Restaurant located at 111 S. Main St. in Standish; 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Gladwin City Hall, 1000 W. Cedar…

Cops & Doughnuts President Attends Snyder’s Speech

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, R-Clare, on Tuesday hosted Greg Rynearson at Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017 State of the State speech. Rynearson is the president of Cops & Doughnuts, headquartered in Clare, and is one of nine cop-owners. The governor uses the speech to announce his agenda for the coming year. Each state representative is allowed…

Wentworth sworn into office in Lansing

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, R-Clare, takes the ceremonial oath of office administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman on the House floor today. Joining the 97th House District lawmaker for the event, from left, were his wife, Heather; daughters Alexa, Makayla and Kiley; and his mother and father, Robin and Leonard. This is…