Hornberger, Theis spearhead Return to Learn plan to prioritize student safety

$1.3 billion plan implements robust distance learning, safety measures State Rep. Pamela Hornberger and Sen. Lana Theis, chairs of the House and Senate education committees, today unveiled a plan to ensure the safety of Michigan students as learning resumes in the fall. The House-Senate plan, announced this morning during a Capitol press conference, requires local…

Hornberger calls on governor to increase transparency, provide necessary data to people of Michigan

Legislature rejects emergency extension without reasonable, scientific justification State Rep. Pamela Hornberger has introduced a House resolution rejecting the governor’s state of emergency extension as she has not made available necessary scientific public health data to the Legislature and the people of Michigan justifying her extension. Under current law, Michigan’s governor may declare a state…

Legislators: Governor needs a new map for reopening Michigan’s economy

Initial plan from advisory group places St. Clair, Lapeer counties in Detroit region A group of Michigan House members today said the governor should revise an initial COVID-19 economic reopening map that places St. Clair and Lapeer counties in the Metro Detroit region. Reps. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron, Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township, Gary…

House Education Committee reduced bureaucracy, provided curriculum options and more in 2019

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger, chair of the House Education Committee, today said she is proud of the results accomplished by the committee in 2019. “As chair, I sought to deliver solutions to the issues brought forth by students and parents throughout Michigan,” said Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township. “As a former public-school teacher, my philosophy has…

Hornberger plan protecting gun owners from government restrictions advances

The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee this week approved state Rep. Pamela Hornberger’s plan implementing Constitutional Carry in Michigan. Hornberger’s measure is part of a five-bill package that would eliminate current restrictions and penalties associated with carrying concealed weapons. “It is important we make sure we are not making criminals out of well-intended,…

Rep. Hornberger: I am disgusted by governor’s betrayal of Michigan students

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger, chair of the House Education Committee and former public school teacher, issued the following statement after the governor’s veto of several line items within the Legislature-approved state budget: “I am disgusted Gov. Whitmer has chosen to use Michigan public-charter students as pawns in her political game. She vetoed $240 in increased…

Rep. Hornberger supports record funding for Michigan students

Rep. Pamela Hornberger, chair of the House Education Committee, 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 bipartisan-approved plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan…

Hornberger: We must eliminate Michigan Board of Ed, let governor choose state superintendent

Hornberger’s solution addresses concerns that the state Board of Education is a politically driven layer of government, which for years has slowed Michigan’s educational advancement and contradicted the Legislature’s goal of a more transparent state government. Furthermore, Hornberger said that in recent years the state board and the state superintendent have enacted mandates that are…

Rep. Hornberger: Historic no-fault car insurance signed into law

A bipartisan car insurance reform supported by Rep. Pamela Hornberger was signed into state law on Thursday, lowering costs for all Michigan drivers. The reforms – approved by Hornberger and the Legislature – give drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, combat fraudulent claims and stop price gouging on medical services for car accident…

Hornberger supports guaranteed auto insurance savings for Michigan drivers

House approves long-overdue bipartisan no-fault solution State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today joined colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to deliver significant rate relief for drivers across the state. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for…