House panel streamlines tax-exempt purchases for non-profits, certain businesses

A Michigan House committee today approved a plan from state Reps. Sue Allor and Pamela Hornberger to help ensure non-profits, certain businesses and other organizations get the tax-exempt purchases they are entitled to under state law. The bills would allow a qualified buyer who does not claim the sales and use tax exemption at the…

Rep. Hornberger votes on legislation to support veterans

Measure also applies to fraternal organizations   State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today joined her House colleagues in voting for legislation allowing national veterans club members and other service clubs to buy alcoholic drinks in any affiliated out-of-town club. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, co-sponsored the legislation, which was prompted by a recent Liquor Control Commission ruling…

Rep. Hornberger bill ensures taxpayer dollars benefit Michigan residents

Legislation addresses library funding along state’s southern borders The House Commerce and Trade Committee today advanced a bill proposed by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger providing clarity to a previous law that entered Michigan into the Interstate Library Compact. Residents in communities along Michigan’s borders with Indiana and Ohio have more convenient access to libraries now…

Hornberger: Macomb, St. Clair families will benefit as income tax cuts signed into law

Rep. Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township today welcomed the final approval of income tax relief for Michigan families. Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation to preserve and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars overall. “Lowering income taxes is a great way to help…

House approves legislation protecting children involved in abuse investigations

Bipartisan bill package requires the recording of forensic interviews Legislation aimed at bringing additional clarity to legal matters involving allegations of child abuse and neglect was approved today in the Michigan House with overwhelming support. State Reps. Jim Runestad, Robert Kosowski and Pamela Hornberger sponsored the bipartisan three-bill package requiring all forensic interviews conducted at…

Macomb County legislators vote to boost funding for urgent road repairs

Macomb County would receive an estimated additional $4.48 million – and its cities and villages would receive money on top of that  – as part of a new plan to quickly boost road repairs across Michigan. The money is included in a $175 million bill approved by the state House today with the support of…

Rep. Hornberger: Time has come to end driver responsibility fees

Legislation will forgive debt, put people back to work   State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today joined her colleagues in the House in voting for a package of bills that will eliminate driver responsibility fees by Oct. 1 and forgive outstanding debt. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, said she voted for the legislation because the fees only…

Rep. Hornberger backs plan to invest more in local veterans services

Grant program will help build, maintain county veterans service offices State Rep. Pamela Hornberger co-sponsored legislation introduced this week providing financial incentive to encourage Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices. Currently, 11 counties do not have a local veteran support department and many others are understaffed. “We need to do more to…

Rep. Hornberger joins new effort to fight sexual assault, child abuse in Michigan

In the aftermath of systemic failures at Michigan State University, state Rep. Pamela Hornberger is co-sponsoring legislation designed to help protect young people in sexual assault and child abuse cases across the state. “We must do everything within our power to protect our kids, and to hold those who fail them accountable,” said Hornberger, of…

Macomb County legislators laud measure ensuring effective use of PFAS cleanup funds

The five Republican legislators representing Macomb County residents today supported a resolution in the Michigan House ensuring effective use of state funds provided to address a contaminant identified in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. In December, the Legislature agreed to allocate $23.2 million to provide testing, monitoring and technical assistance at more than…

Rep. Hornberger votes to bring tax relief to Michigan seniors, families

Rep. Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township joined her state House colleagues today in approving lower income taxes for Michigan families and seniors. The legislation continues and increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents, while providing additional relief for seniors. “I’m happy to cast votes that will save money for Michigan taxpayers,” Hornberger said….

Rep. Hornberger hosts Chesterfield Township trustee for State of the State

    PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township (right) was joined today by her guest, Macomb County resident Kathy Vosburg, for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address at the Michigan Capitol. Mrs. Vosburg is a Chesterfield Township trustee and a former chair of the Macomb County Commission.