House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Shane Hernandez talks about a committee hearing Wednesday to review how the state responded and communicated with local governments and legislators related to Electro-Plating Services in Madison Heights and ownership-related properties in Sanilac County and Detroit. Rep. Hernandez says the meeting demonstrates the need for better communication and collaboration when…
House Approps Chair Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron; audio on passage of House version of 2020 budget
Rep. Shane Hernandez, the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, says the House this week approved a budget for the state’s 2020 Fiscal Year that makes sure all taxes paid at the pump go to transportation, and that smart adjustments have been made to fund priorities.
Rep. Hernandez, the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, talks about Governor Whitmer’s budget proposal that would once again fund higher education and community colleges with General Fund dollars instead of revenue from the School Aid Fund, saying a gradual move back to the General Fund might be more practical than making the switch in…
Rep. Hernandez, the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, talks about the Governor’s 2020 budget presentation and her plans for roads and education funding.
House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron; audio on Friday’s Revenue Estimating Conference
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Shane Hernandez talks about Friday’s January Revenue Estimating Conference at the state Capitol, saying the meeting is a step toward the creation of the state’s spending plan for 2020 and adding he has already been having productive meetings with officials from the administration.
Rep. Hernandez talks about House passage Tuesday of his HCR 14, which calls on Congress to award the Medal of Honor to Marlette-area Civil War soldier Thomas Henry Sheppard. Sheppard, a Union flag bearer, was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, captured by the Confederates and held prisoner for a year and a half, hiding…
Rep. Shane Hernandez, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Michigan Department of Transportation, talks about how the budget in place for Michigan’s 2018 road construction season focuses on efficiency, both for the Department and for the way it builds Michigan’s roads.
Rep. Hernandez, who chairs the House budget committee overseeing the Michigan Department of Transportation, says the state’s 2018 construction season will benefit from better and more efficient road building and a move to direct more MDOT dollars to pavement.
Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron; audio on final House passage of roadway charitable solicitation legislation
Rep. Hernandez talks about final House passage Wednesday of his HB 4160, which allows a person to solicit contributions on behalf of a charitable or civic organization during daylight hours on a public street or roadway. Although the practice is common, an Attorney General’s ruling found that it violates existing state law. Representative Hernandez says…
Rep. Hernandez, who chairs the House Transportation budget committee, says the 2018 roads spending plan headed to the full state House prioritizes dollars away from administration and towards roads, something he believes will be good news to Michigan motorists.
Rep Hernandez talks about his HB 4160, which allows charitable and civic organizations to solicit funds on and near Michigan roadways, if certain conditions are met. The bill, which legalizes this common practice of charitable organizations and provides for a safer environment, was up for discussion Tuesday in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Rep. Hernandez looks ahead to the next two years on the first day of the 99th Michigan Legislature.