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…

Rep. Victory to play a key role in budget committee

State Rep. Roger Victory, of Hudsonville, has been appointed to serve the state budget committee as chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Subcommittee by Speaker Tom Leonard. “It’s an honor to be appointed to this position allows me to reflect on my professional experience when making important budget decisions for our state,” Victory said….

Rep. Victory cancels Friday office hours, Saturday still scheduled

Rep. Roger Victory announced that his Friday office hours have been cancelled because of a schedule conflict. However, he will still be hosting his Saturday office hours from 8 to 9 a.m. at New Beginnings at 25 68th Ave North Coopersville. “I encourage residents of the 88th district to come out Saturday to share their…

Rep. Victory remembers, salutes radio host Juke Van Oss

Rep. Roger Victory joined the people of western Michigan in remembering the life of beloved radio talk show host Julian ‘Juke’ Van Oss, who passed away early Monday morning at the age of 92. “Juke Van Oss was a beloved part of our West Michigan community,” said Rep. Victory, R-Hudsonville. “I remember growing up, being…

Student shadows Rep. Victory for a day

            When Coopersville High School student Thom Hourani visited Lansing on Wednesday, he was expecting to shadow a political aide for the day. Instead, he wound up getting the chance to work with Rep. Roger Victory.             “I was totally not expecting this,” Hourani said. “Being able to follow my representative and even walk on…

Free Fishing Weekend offers opportunity for family fun

Free Fishing Weekend will take place across Michigan on Feb. 13 and 14. Rep. Roger Victory encourages people to go out and have some fun on a local lake or pond during the event. “There are so many waterways and lakes across our state, and each one can be a great chance to get outside…

Rep. Victory invites local business owner to State of the State

Rep. Roger Victory, left, attended the 2016 State of the State address on Jan. 19 with guest Luke Meerman, right. Meerman resides in Coopersville, MI and is a local business owner and operator on his family farm, Grassfields Cheese. “I am very honored to welcome Mr. Meerman to such an important event,” said Rep. Victory,…