Wozniak: School aid budget includes record funding for Macomb County students

State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, including 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…

Wozniak’s elder abuse proposal makes headway

State Rep. Doug Wozniak’s plan to combat elder abuse and establish increased protections for Michigan’s senior population was approved today by the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee. Wozniak, of Shelby Township, said elder abuse is a serious crime that is becoming more and more common. The Aging and Adult Services Agency reports that one…

Wozniak: Governor’s vaping ban deserved more transparency

State Rep. Doug Wozniak today questioned the process of Gov. Whitmer’s decision to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products without the involvement of the Legislature and public, calling the move undemocratic.  “The Legislature has already proven its willingness to work with the governor on this pressing issue when we recently banned the sale and…

Rep. Wozniak declares PACE Awareness Month

State Rep. Douglas Wozniak today sponsored a resolution declaring September 2019 as Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. The PACE model states it is better for frail, elderly individuals to be served while continuing to live independently in the community whenever safely possible. Michigan’s first PACE…

Rep. Wozniak introduces support plan for assaulted health care workers

State Rep. Douglas Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today introduced legislation to help employees in Michigan’s health care sector recover from a traumatic event in the workplace. “Violence and harassment is a growing issue in hospitals and medical offices around the country,” Wozniak said. “And Michigan has not been immune.” In 2014, the U.S. Bureau of…

Wozniak: Governor remains insistent on taxing Macomb County drivers

State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, called Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent comments blasting the Republican-led Michigan Legislature “unproductive” as the Michigan House works to fix roads without forcing residents to pay what would be the highest gas tax in the country. Multiple options have been proposed by House Republicans over the summer months to…

Rep. Wozniak: Portion of 32 Mile in Macomb County to be resurfaced

Remaining funds within county road investment program to be used State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today announced remaining funds from Macomb County’s Priority Roads Investment Program (PRIP) will be allocated toward improving a portion of 32 Mile Road. Wozniak, alongside Sen. Peter Lucido and Bryan Santo, director of the Macomb County Department of…

Rep. Wozniak: Driver’s licenses for illegals devalues American citizenship

Lawmaker responds to the governor’s latest policy push   State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, voiced his opposition today to Gov. Whitmer’s latest policy push to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. According to Wozniak, this policy is against state law and he has vowed to fight against any legislation proposing a change. “Issuing…

Rep. Wozniak announces local conversation hours

State Rep. Doug Wozniak announced his next set of local conversation hours to be held July 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Washington Grill, 64400 Van Dyke Road in Washington Township. “Meeting regularly with constituents helps me better represent our community in Lansing,” Wozniak said. “I encourage anyone with thoughts or concerns to…

Rep. Wozniak announces summer reading contest for area students

State Rep. Doug Wozniak announced today he is partnering with several local libraries on a summer reading contest for local elementary school students. Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can through August. Students or parents should record the titles of books read along with the number of pages on a bookmark…

Rep. Wozniak: Leaving no stone unturned on no-fault reform

Lawmaker targets unlimited PIP option under introduced legislation In an effort to promote best-in-the-nation no-fault car insurance benefits, state Rep. Doug Wozniak today introduced bipartisan legislation making the unlimited personal injury protection (PIP) coverage option more affordable and attractive to Michigan drivers. Under the proposal, insurers will be able to offer options with higher deductibles…