Rep. Maturen: Time is ticking to stop spread of Asian carp

State Rep. Dave Maturen today thanked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for releasing its long-awaited report on Asian carp and urged all parties involved to quickly implement a plan to prevent the highly invasive fish from entering the Great Lakes. The Army Corps of Engineers study assessed the viability of establishing various control mechanisms…

Rep. Maturen calls on feds to release Brandon Road study

Legislator: ‘Swift action required to prevent spread of Asian carp’ State Rep. David Maturen, of Vicksburg, today called on the federal government to release the results of a study assessing the viability of establishing a control mechanism at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Maturen, who…

Rep. Maturen remembers Kalamazoo victims during Bike Month

Resolution declares May as bike month in Michigan State Rep. David Maturen has co-sponsored a resolution to name May 2017 as Bike Month in the State of Michigan. “Cycling is a great way to spend time with family and friends outdoors during the summer,” said Maturen, R-Vicksburg. “Just less than a year ago, tragedy struck…

Rep. Maturen applauds focus on roads in House budget

State Rep. David Maturen today voted for passage of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education and proposes a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget. Maturen, of Vicksburg, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, which prioritizes funding for transportation projects. “I am encouraged that the House…

Rep. Maturen opposes proposed cut in federal funding for Great Lakes

Legislator signs letter to president from Great Lakes Legislative Caucus State Rep. David Maturen, of Vicksburg, today said the proposed elimination of federal funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative would put the environmental and economic viability of the Great Lakes Region in grave jeopardy. Maturen, who represents Michigan on the executive committee of the…

Rep. Maturen introducing bill to ensure tax assessment process is fair for all

State Rep. David Maturen of Vicksburg today said he will introduce bipartisan legislation to ensure that the tax assessment process is fair for small businesses and local communities by doing away with a tactic some large retail corporations have used to dramatically reduce the taxes on their properties. “Lawyers hired by big corporations have won…

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Maturen, colleagues reveal priorities for 2017-18

Action Plan calls for increased focus on career and technical education State Rep. David Maturen, of Vicksburg, joined his colleagues today for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide the House during the current legislative session. Maturen said he’s pleased skilled trades training will remain a key focus during the next…

Maturen supports plan to increase government accountability

Bipartisan bills subject governor’s office, Legislature to open records rules State Rep. David Maturen today said the people of Michigan will benefit from a new plan to increase the accountability of state government. Maturen, of Vicksburg, joined his colleagues today for a press conference announcing a reform plan to make the governor and lieutenant governor…

Maturen appointed vice chair of House Tax Policy Committee

Representative will serve on three other key committees State Rep. David Maturen, of Vicksburg, has been appointed by Speaker Tom Leonard to serve as vice chair of the House Tax Policy Committee during the 2017-18 legislative session. Maturen, who has decades of tax experience as a real estate appraiser, also served as vice chair of…

Rep. Maturen lauds increased transparency for Michigan House

People deserve to know how tax dollars are being spent State Rep. David Maturen, of Vicksburg, today applauded a policy change that gives the public easy access to how their tax dollars are being spent at the Michigan House of Representatives. The policy change will make public the salaries of representatives and their staff members,…

Rep. Maturen records perfect voting record during first term in office

State Rep. David Maturen took part in every one of the 1,261 roll-call votes during the 2015-16 legislative session, successfully completing his first term in office with a perfect voting record. “The voters of the 63rd District trust me to represent their interests in Lansing, and that’s a responsibility I take very seriously,” said Rep….

Rep. Maturen’s bill to help military families gets Senate approval

Legislation heads to governor for signature The Michigan Senate today passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by state Reps. David Maturen, R-Vicksburg, and Robert Wittenberg, D-Oak Park, to ease professional restrictions for families of active military members stationed in Michigan. House Bills 5288-89 allow military spouses who are attorneys in other states to be admitted to the…