Rep. Victory: Proposed registration fees for kayaks, canoes is dead in the water

Legislator opposes financial burdens for Michigan outdoor enthusiasts State Rep. Roger Victory, of Hudsonville, today expressed his objection to a recent proposal by the Michigan State Waterways Commission to require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state. Though the commission claims the cost would be about $10 annually per watercraft,…

Victory votes for plan ensuring farmers continue to receive ag tax exemptions

State Rep. Roger Victory this week voted for a plan ensuring Michigan farmers continue to receive tax exemptions on agricultural equipment. Victory, of Hudsonville, said officials from the Michigan Department of Treasury recently reinterpreted the law and started taxing Michigan farmers for equipment that has historically qualified for the agricultural sales and use tax exemption….

Rep. Victory bills helping Michigan farmers signed into law

Two pieces of legislation introduced by state Rep. Roger Victory of Hudsonville to preserve the future of farming in Michigan were signed into law this week. The first measure helps growers and producers meet new federal food inspection rules. Victory, a farmer by trade, said the new law aligns Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural…

House approves Rep. Victory bill to create the Water Asset Management Council

The Michigan House today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Roger Victory to create a nine-member Water Asset Management Council. The Water Asset Management Council will have nonprofit, public and private members who have expertise in water, sewer, and storm water containment, treatment and disbursement policies.  The goal is to better assist water asset management…

Rep. Victory: Budget makes responsible reforms to support agriculture industry

State Rep. Roger Victory, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development, today announced the advancement of a timely, responsible budget that encourages efficiencies in the department, provides support for vital programs, and promotes the growth and advancement of Michigan’s Agriculture Industry. “Food and agriculture contributes $101.2 billion annually to Michigan’s economy,”…

More road repair money on the way to help Ottawa County, Rep. Victory announces

Rep. Roger Victory of Hudsonville today said additional road repair money is headed to Ottawa County for immediate use this year beyond what was originally planned. Victory supported a new law providing $175 million in transportation funding statewide, with much of the money headed directly to counties, cities and villages for road preservation and construction….

House approves Victory bills to help Michigan farmers

Legislation keeps food inspections on a local level   The Michigan House today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Roger Victory that helps growers and producers meet new federal food inspection rules. Victory, of Hudsonville, said the bills are necessary to align with federal standards and avoid additional inspections that could delay getting Michigan products…

Committee approves Rep. Victory’s bill to create the Water Asset Management Council

The Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Roger Victory to create a nine-member Water Asset Management Council. The Water Asset Management Council will have nonprofit, public and private members who have expertise in water, sewer, and storm water containment, treatment and disbursement policies.  The goal is to better…

Rep. Victory votes to give extra funding for road repairs

Plan helps Ottawa County and entire state State Rep. Roger Victory of Hudsonville on Wednesday voted in favor of a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as soon as possible. “This additional funding will help Ottawa County and improve driving conditions,” Rep. Victory said.  “This funding will get our…

Rep. Victory applauds end to driver responsibility fees

Outstanding debt will be forgiven under legislation   State Rep. Roger Victory today hailed the House vote to end punitive driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1 and forgive all debt associated with them. Victory, of Hudsonville, said the fees were enacted by a previous administration to plug a hole in the budget caused by reckless…