Rep. Hernandez expands team and looks forward to budget process

State Rep. Shane Hernandez, who has been named the next Appropriations Chair by Speaker-Elect Chatfield, today announced the addition of Phil Browne to his office staff. Hernandez, who will become the first Hispanic Appropriations Chair in Michigan history, has stressed the importance of chemistry when explaining the addition of Mr. Browne. “It’s not just because Phil…

Rep. Hernandez selected to lead powerful Michigan House Appropriations Committee

State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron today was named House Appropriations Committee chair for the 2019-2020 legislative session by Speaker-elect Lee Chatfield, a vital leadership position tasked with continuing Michigan’s economic momentum while representing hard-working taxpayers in state budget decisions. “I am proud and honored to serve Michigan in this important capacity and I’d…

Rep. Hernandez Receives Guardian of Small Business Award

LANSING – Today State Representative Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) was awarded the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award by Michigan Chapter President Charlie Owens. Hernandez, a freshman legislator who was named the “most conservative” member of the Michigan House of Representatives for 2017 by MIRS news said that he is…

Rep. Hernandez Honored During Hispanic Heritage Month

LANSING – State Representative Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) was honored last week by the Michigan Alliance of Latinos Moving Towards Advancement as part of their Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. Hernandez, a freshman legislator who was named the “most conservative” member of the house for 2017 by MIRS news, stressed that he considers himself an American…

Rep. Hernandez welcomes Sandusky Police Chief for Sept. 11 Memorial

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Shane Hernandez, of Port Huron, this week welcomed Sandusky Police Chief Brett Lester as his guest for the Michigan House of Representatives annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol.  The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the…

Rep. Hernandez to host local coffee hours

State Rep. Shane Hernandez will host district office hours on Friday, June 22 to meet with local residents of Sanilac and St. Clair counties. “This is a great opportunity for me to directly hear your thoughts and questions about state government,” Rep. Hernandez said. “It is important for me to be accessible and accountable to…

Hernandez introduces legislation to help fix Michigan roads

Lansing – Today, State Representative Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) along with Representatives Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance) and Jeff Noble (R-Plymouth) introduced a three bill package aimed at helping fix Michigan roads by creating the Michigan Innovative Transportation Fund. The fund, which would be administered by experts outside of the Michigan Department of Transportation, would: review, publicly…

Hernandez fights proposed ‘kayak tax’

“I hope we sent a strong message today…no new kayak tax” Lansing – State Representative Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) voted for a resolution today opposing the Michigan State Waterways Commission’s proposed “kayak tax,” which would require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state. Hernandez said people should not be penalized…

Rep. Hernandez presents state tribute

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Shane Hernandez presents a state tribute to Sandusky High School teacher George Lasecki.   State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron last Monday recognized Sandusky High School teacher George Lasecki for receiving the American Legion Teacher of the Year award. Mr. Lasecki was one of five teachers in the state to…

Rep. Hernandez reads to local classrooms

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Shane Hernandez reads to a group of students at Carsonville Elementary School. State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron completed his March is Reading Month tour reading to over 800 elementary students while visiting 13 local schools. “Reading is an integral part of a child’s development,” Rep. Hernandez said. “By promoting the…