Chair Hernandez: State environmental authorities continue to botch communication with ‘green ooze’ response

Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron today said state environmental officials are not properly communicating with Sanilac County emergency response officials and residents about their work near property connected by ownership with the ‘green ooze’ situation in metro Detroit. Hernandez said the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy recently took well water samples near…

Chair Hernandez demands better communication when the state responds to environmental, health threats

Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – today demanded better communication and collaboration when the state responds to environmental contamination threats. Hernandez led a committee hearing to review how the state responded and communicated with local governments and legislators related to Electro-Plating Services in Madison Heights and…

House Appropriations Committee schedules hearing into I-696/Madison Heights contamination, Detroit and Sanilac County response

WHAT: House Appropriations Committee hearing exploring state response and communication related to contamination near I-696 in Madison Heights and ownership-connected property in Sanilac County and Detroit.   WHO:   House Appropriations Committee, chaired by Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron, with several state and local officials invited to testify including Department of Environment, Great Lakes…

Rep. Hernandez works to stop Canada’s risky plan to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron

State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron is fighting a plan to bury high-level nuclear waste near Lake Huron in Canada. Hernandez co-sponsors a concurrent resolution calling on Congress to prevent Canada and the Ontario Power Generation Inc. from proceeding with proposed construction of an underground nuclear waste repository. The site would be in Kincardine,…

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…