Rep. Maturen issues statement on Supreme Court ‘dark store’ ruling

State Rep. David Maturen of Vicksburg today issued the following statement after the Michigan Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Menard Inc. in the ‘dark store’ tax case involving the City of Escanaba: “The Supreme Court made the right decision to leave the Court of Appeals ruling intact. It is a clear victory…

Rep. Maturen welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO: State Rep. David Maturen, right, welcomed the Rev. Dr. Mark W. Jennings, center, from the First Presbyterian Church in Richland to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom…

Rep. Maturen introduces bills to help military veterans with taxes, ID cards

State Rep. David Maturen of Vicksburg today introduced legislation to assist military veterans with their taxes and waive a fee related to state of Michigan identification cards. “Our veterans have sacrificed to maintain our freedoms and our way of life here in Michigan and across the United States,” said Maturen, who himself served in the…

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…