Rep. Victory: Local food taxes would hurt families, farmers

State Rep. Roger Victory today voted for legislation that prohibits local governments from imposing taxes on food and beverages. Victory, of Hudsonville, joined a bipartisan group of House members who overwhelmingly approved the Michigan Food Access and Affordability Act, introduced by state Rep. Rob VerHeulen of Walker. The measure extends the existing state constitutional ban…

Rep. Victory bills support Michigan farmers, producers

Legislation ensures local growers have access to national distributors Legislation introduced by state Rep. Roger Victory, of Hudsonville, creates consistency for Michigan farmers who are facing new federal food safety requirements. Victory, a farmer and distributor by trade, said the legislation aligns Michigan standards with new federal guidelines and allows the Michigan Department of Agriculture…

Rep. Victory joined by first responder for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Roger Victory, of Hudsonville, hosted guest Ottawa County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Schaller for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The service remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.

Rep. Victory: M-6 pavement reconstruction begins Saturday

State Rep. Roger Victory today said the Michigan Department of Transportation will begin pavement replacement on a section of M-6 starting Saturday and continuing until November. Victory, of Hudsonville, said the project involves replacing four miles of pavement on M-6 from Interstate 196 to just east of Wilson Avenue. Access to eastbound M-6 from I-196…

Rep. Victory sets July office hours

State Rep. Roger Victory today announced his office hours schedule for the month of July. “Hosting regular office hours is a very important aspect of my job as a state legislator,” Victory said. “I have made it a priority to be accessible to residents with questions or concerns related to state government.” Rep. Victory will…

Gov. Snyder signs Rep. Victory’s drainage district bill

A bill introduced by Rep. Roger Victory to give county drain commissioners more flexibility in their jobs was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder today. The bill amends the drain code to allow a local government petition for addition and reduction of land from an original drainage district. The action would provide county drain…

Rep. Victory applauds passage of balanced budget

State Rep. Roger Victory today joined his House colleagues in voting for a balanced, fiscally conservative state budget completed months ahead of time that prioritizes repairs and maintenance to the state’s transportation system. Victory, of Hudsonville, said the budget for the coming fiscal year spends fewer state taxpayer dollars than the current budget while at…

Rep. Victory applauds budget’s focus on education, agriculture

State Rep. Roger Victory today voted with a majority of his colleagues in the House Appropriations Committee for passage of the state budget, applauding the plan’s implementation of programs that benefit the educational needs and agriculture industry in Ottawa County. Victory, of Hudsonville, who serves as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural…

Rep. Victory bill supported by Ottawa County officials

Local commissioner and Michigan drain attorney speak in support of legislation State Rep. Roger Victory of Hudsonville today was joined by Ottawa County Drain Commissioner Joe Bush and Stacy Hissong, legal Counsel for Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners. Both testified in support of Victory’s bill to allow a municipality to petition to add or…

Rep. Victory votes to increase transparency for state government

State Rep. Roger Victory of Hudsonville voted ‘yes’ on a package of bills passed by the House that makes state government more transparent. The legislation subjects the governor and lieutenant governor to the Freedom of Information Act and has similar requirements for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act. “The public has…

Rep. Victory wants to meet with local residents

State Rep. Roger Victory, of Hudsonville, will host local coffee hours in Allendale and Hudsonville to give residents the opportunity to voice their thoughts, concerns and ideas for the legislature and state government. “I look forward to the opportunity to be reunited with friendly faces as well as the opportunity to meet new ones,” said…

Rep. Victory lauds new Unemployment Agency hotline

State Rep. Roger Victory, of Hudsonville, is pleased by the Michigan Unemployment Agency’s recently created hotline to help people accused of unemployment insurance fraud get answers about claims. A 2016 auditor general’s report found that phone calls for assistance often went unanswered and some recipients were incorrectly flagged for possible fraud. Since then the agency…