Hornberger bill to remove restrictions on local law enforcement officials

The Michigan House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee today approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger prohibiting local governments from enacting or enforcing sanctuary policies. Under Hornberger’s plan, the Local Law Enforcement Protection Act, local governments would no longer be able to put laws or ordinances in place that prohibit local officials, employees…

Rep. Hornberger plan gives more say, flexibility to local school districts

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, today commented on a proposal before the House Education Committee that will preserve local control involving school year start dates. House Bill 4087 will remove a Michigan Department of Education waiver requirement allowing for school districts to pick the start date that works best for them. “This legislation…

Rep. Hornberger: People deserve complete transparency from state government

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “We have a responsibility to give the people of Michigan full access to…

Hornberger commemorates School Choice Week in Michigan

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger, chair of the House Education Committee, introduced a resolution declaring Jan. 20 through Jan. 26 as School Choice Week in Michigan. School choice allows public education funds to follow students to the schools that best fit their needs, whether that’s a public, public-charter, or home school. Representative Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township,…

Rep. Hornberger will lead House Education Committee

State Representative Pamela Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, has been appointed to serve as chairwoman of the Michigan House Education Committee for the 2019-20 session. The second-term lawmaker, who served as vice chair of the committee last term, will continue to focus on policies that improve education for all of Michigan’s students and families. A former…

Rep. Hornberger: Michigan budget plan protects children, fights PFAS

Legislature sends measure to governor for consideration Rep. Pamela Hornberger today said Michigan’s growing economy and increased state government efficiency are helping allow a greater investment in road repairs, protecting children and other priorities important to families and taxpayers. Hornberger joined the House in approving a plan connected to the state budget. The measures are…

Rep. Hornberger: Plan to improve school safety gains overwhelming support

The Michigan Legislature has provided final approval to Rep. Pamela Hornberger’s plan to improve school safety, sending the measure to the governor for consideration. Hornberger is one of the main sponsors in the legislative package establishing a state commission to help review and upgrade building security, creating reporting procedures for incidents in schools, and making…

Legislature OKs new school evaluation standard

A plan to make school evaluation simpler and more transparent has been approved by the Michigan Legislature. Evaluation of public schools is required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Under the new system, the Michigan Department of Education would assign letter grades to schools based on student proficiency in math and English, overall graduation…

Macomb delegation: Give communities more control over fireworks

The Michigan House today voted to give local municipalities more control over the sale, use and safety of consumer-grade fireworks within their borders after approving bipartisan plans sponsored by Macomb County legislators. State Reps. John Chirkun, Diana Farrington, Kevin Hertel, Pamela Hornberger, Peter Lucido, Steve Marino, William Sowerby and Jeff Yaroch combined in a joint…

Rep. Hornberger elected associate speaker pro tempore

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger has been elected as associate speaker pro tempore for the 2019-20 legislative session of the Michigan House of Representatives. “It is an honor to be selected by my Michigan House colleagues to continue to lead the Michigan House next session,” said Rep. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township.  “We need to continue to…

Rep. Hornberger: Bail reforms needed to address jail overcrowding

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger this week introduced a comprehensive plan addressing the overcrowding of Michigan jails. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, said approximately 41 percent of the people housed in Michigan’s county jails are there because they cannot post bail. “The system is broken,” Hornberger said. “Too many people accused of minor crimes are stuck in…

Hornberger advocates for equal allocation of CTE programs

Lawmaker: Traditional, charter, nonpublic schools should be treated equally A bill introduced by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township requiring the equal allocation of career technical education (CTE) programs for all traditional, charter and nonpublic schools in Michigan was approved by the House Education Reform Committee. “CTE programs are so valuable to paving a…