Rep. Wendzel: Governor’s gas tax hike compounds auto insurance woes

State Rep. Pauline Wendzel released the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed budget: “I was looking forward to hearing the Governor’s responsible budget proposal.  I’m still waiting,” Wendzel said.  “After two years of rhetoric about ‘Fixing the Damn Roads,’ I was incredibly disappointed to see the “plan” that the Governor put forward. If her…

Wendzel welcomes JMG students to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Pauline Wendzel welcomed Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates students from Benton Harbor High School to the State Capitol. Rep. Wendzel spoke to the students about career and educational pathways as they prepare for life after graduation.  The students talked about the positive impact the program has had on their lives by helping…

Rep. Wendzel commends new agriculture education book

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Pauline Wendzel and fellow members of the House Agriculture committee were presented copies of Right This Very Minute, a new educational children’s book published in cooperation with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Rep. Wendzel commended the book, written by Lisl H. Detlefsen and illustrated by Renée Kurilla, as a…

Rep. Wendzel on State of the State: Firm plan on roads will drive Michigan’s success

State Representative Pauline Wendzel said that Michiganders deserve a firm plan to fix our state’s roadways and to bring down the astronomical cost of car insurance rates. “For far too long, our highways, roads, and bridges have been neglected,” Wendzel said.  “Our roads lay the groundwork for a vibrant economy, and delaying the necessary work…

Rep. Wendzel attends annual State of the State address

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Pauline Wendzel, of Watervliet, attends the Governor’s annual State of the State Address with her guest, Jerry Price. Price is the manager of Diversity and Inclusion at Spectrum Health Lakeland in Saint Joseph. ###

Rep. Wendzel to host local coffee hour

State Rep. Pauline Wendzel announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during her scheduled coffee hour. The coffee hour will take place on Monday, February 4 at The Mason Jar Café, 210 Water St. in Benton Harbor from 9 to 10 a.m. “Hosting coffee hours will keep me focused on the issues that…

Rep. Wendzel receives committee assignments

State Rep. Pauline Wendzel has been named to four House committees for her first term in the legislature.  Rep. Wendzel will serve as the vice-chairwoman of the House Energy Committee as well as the vice-chairwoman of the Commerce and Tourism Committee.  Rep. Wendzel will also be serving on the Regulation Reform and Agriculture Committees. “I’m…

Rep. Wendzel takes ceremonial oath of office on House floor

  FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Joyce and Brad Wendzel (parents), Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman, Alton and Mildred Wendzel (grandparents), Rep. Pauline Wendzel and Nicholas Scalise. PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Pauline Wendzel, of Watervliet, was joined by her family as she was sworn in today at the state Capitol for her first term as…

Rep. Wendzel opens Lansing office

State Representative Pauline Wendzel opened her Lansing office this week to serve the people of the 79th House District and announced contact information for community members to easily reach her. Rep. Wendzel may be contacted at (517) 373-1403; mail correspondence at N-1098 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514; or by email at paulinewendzel@house.mi.gov….