Rep. Wentworth: Enbridge makes the right move for Michiganders, hires contractors to begin Line 5 construction

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Farwell, today applauded Enbridge for hiring two companies to begin construction for the Line 5 tunnel. Wentworth said it’s unfortunate environmental extremists continue disrupting the process because a multi-use tunnel is the common-sense solution for our Great Lakes and local economies. “The agreement reached between state leaders and Enbridge will…

Rep. Wentworth invites residents to February Office Hours

Rep. Wentworth of Farwell announced upcoming office hours for residents of the 97th District. “We are working on a lot of important issues in Lansing,” Rep. Wentworth said. “I look forward to sharing an update and hearing any questions or concerns you may have.” Rep. Wentworth’s office hour schedule is as follows: Monday, Feb. 24…

Rep. Wentworth: Michigan House receives bipartisan criminal justice reform report

State Rep. Jason Wentworth said Michigan took a key step toward becoming a national leader in criminal justice reform this week as the Legislature received a report from the bipartisan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration. House Speaker Pro Tem Wentworth, Speaker Lee Chatfield and other state and county leaders announced the creation…

Rep. Wentworth votes to end budget impasse, reverse governor’s cuts

State Rep. Jason Wentworth this week voted to reverse the governor’s cuts to initiatives helping the state’s most vulnerable residents – ending a budget impasse. Wentworth, of Clare, also voted to approve reforms to ensure no governor will be able to circumvent the legislative process and abuse the State Administrative Board again. The plan provides…

Rep. Wentworth invites residents to December office hours

Rep. Wentworth of Farwell announced his December office hours for residents of the 97th District. “Over the past year, I had the pleasure of hosting numerous office hours.” Rep. Wentworth said. “Hearing from my constituents is one of my favorite parts of this job. I look forward to discussing legislative priorities for the new year.”…

Chairman Wentworth responds to MCCA rate reduction

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement regarding the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) lowering the annual per-vehicle assessment by 55 percent beginning July 2020: “This is the first real, clear indication of how substantial the no-fault car insurance reforms we approved…

Rep. Wentworth: Record school funding signifies commitment to quality education

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120 to…

Rep. Wentworth: Governor’s insistence on 45-cent gas tax increase stalls budget progress

As state budget negotiations continue, Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, today reiterated the need for improving Michigan roads without forcing residents to pay Gov. Whitmer’s proposed 45-cent per gallon gas tax increase. “The governor started off proposing a 45-cent per gallon gas tax hike and she hasn’t backed off it at all – even though it’s…

Rep. Wentworth named Legislator of the Year by Michigan organization

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, this week was honored as Legislator of the Year Award among state representatives and senators by the Small Business Association of Michigan. “I am honored and humbled to be recognized by the Small Business Association of Michigan for Legislator of the Year,” said Wentworth, of Clare. “We share many…

Rep. Wentworth: House budget plan respects Michigan taxpayers

  Investments in top priorities accomplished without tax increases State Rep. Jason Wentworth last week supported record funding for road repairs and schools without raising taxes for Michigan residents. “We should be making state government better – not bigger,” said Wentworth, of Clare. “Michigan taxpayers demand a state government that respects their hard-earned money while…

Rep. Wentworth invites residents to June office hours

Rep. Wentworth of Farwell announced his June office hours for residents of the 97th district. “We have been working on a lot of great things in Lansing,” Rep. Wentworth said. “I look forward to discussing the issues we have been working on and hearing about the things we need to address.” Rep. Wentworth’s office hour…