Landmark plan introduced to protect Michigan residents and curb governor’s abuse of power

House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez and Rep. Ben Frederick today offered a pair of common-sense solutions to Michigan’s ongoing budget standoff, preserving some State Administrative Board powers while preventing gubernatorial abuse of the system. The plan relates to the board Gov. Whitmer recently used to unilaterally shift $625 million in taxpayer money without oversight or…

Chair Hernandez continues stand against tax-and-spend road plans

State Rep. Shane Hernandez, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement in response to recent comments made by Michigan Department of Transportation Director Paul Ajegba on the need for a new 80-cent per gallon gas tax on Michigan drivers: “First Gov. Whitmer laughed at the idea of a 20-cent per gallon…

Chair Hernandez statement on Michigan state budget

Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee — today issued the following statement on the state budget: “We reached out to the governor again and again in an attempt to work together on state government’s new budget, but she walked away from negotiations and now is attempting a…

Chair Hernandez statement on the Michigan state budget

Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron – chair of the House Appropriations Committee — today issued the following statement after legislative approval of Michigan’s next state government budget: “This budget proves we can invest more in the top priorities of Michigan families – roads, education, safer drinking water, improved access to health care and more…

Chair Hernandez statement on the K-12 schools budget

Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron – chair of the House Appropriations Committee — today issued the following statement after House approval of the K-12 schools budget: “Our schools budget is a key part of an overall budget demonstrating how to invest more in what’s most important to Michigan families without raising their taxes. We…

Chair Hernandez: Legislature moves to invest more in schools with new budget

House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez today said the Michigan Legislature is moving quickly to send a balanced budget plan to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer – continuing investments in schools and roads without tax increases. A key step was accomplished today as legislators from the House and Senate – working together in budget conference committees – advanced…

Statement from Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez

Rep. Shane Hernandez – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – today issued the following statement related to budget negotiations for the state fiscal year that begins Oct. 1: “The Legislature is moving forward with plans to adopt a fiscally responsible state budget ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline. This will include conducting conference…

Rep. Hernandez announces upcoming coffee hours

Rep. Shane Hernandez has announced his upcoming coffee hours schedule for the next few months. The representative will be available at the following dates, times, and locations: Friday, July 19 9:30 a.m. at Big George Coney Island, 7870 Lakeshore Road in Fort Gratiot; and 12:30 p.m. at Triple J Cafe, 4020 E Chandler St. in…

Chair Hernandez issues statement on budget plan approved by Michigan House

Rep. Shane Hernandez – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – issued the following statement after the House approved its budget plan for the 2019-20 fiscal year: “After a thorough review of the state budget, the Michigan House approved a plan investing significantly more in top priorities – like roads and schools – without…