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…

MSF approves incentive for business expansion in Comstock Township

Rep. Maturen: Sigma Machine investing $27.8 million, creating 58 jobs State Rep. David Maturen today announced the Michigan Strategic Fund’s approval of an incentive to support a business expansion project in Comstock Township that will create jobs. Sigma Machine Inc., a family-owned business specializing in aluminum and stainless steel machining, plans to expand its current…

Rep. Maturen’s bill to expand CSN Fund heads to governor

Legislation provides more support to children with health care needs   Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Dave Maturen to expand investment options for the Children with Special Needs (CSN) Fund was overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan Senate. Rep. Maturen said the reforms in House Bill 5748 will generate greater returns for the CSN Fund…

Reps. Bizon, Maturen honor Cora Belle Anderson

Portrait unveiled for first woman, Native American to serve in Michigan House State Reps. David Maturen and Dr. John Bizon today attended a portrait unveiling in honor of Cora Belle Reynolds Anderson, the first woman and the first Native American to serve in the Michigan House of Representatives. The Anderson House Office Building, where the…