House panel hears Representative García bill to protect students, officers in school

State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, testified before the House Education Reform Committee today on legislation to help ensure the safety of all students and limit response time for school resource officers called to respond to school incidents. García’s legislation addresses a loophole in restraint and seclusion legislation signed into law in 2016, which…

Representative García welcomes Oct. 7-8 weekend as time to ‘Buy Nearby’ in Michigan

State Representative Daniela García of Holland today offered support for a resolution making this coming weekend a standalone event in a year-round campaign to promote shopping at local retail businesses. ‘Buy Nearby’ is in its fifth year as a promotional commercial slogan and encourages Michigan residents to ensure more shopping dollars stay within local communities…

Representative García backs Wounded Warrior families

Photo Information: State Representative Daniela R. García signed the Wounded Warriors Family Support’s High Five Tour car on Thursday.  This summer marks the eighth annual High Five Tour supporting our nation’s military families for the sacrifices they make.  Donations were raised onsite to help build the Corporal Jason Dunham Traumatic Brain Injury Facility for combat-wounded…

Representative García invites local residents to October office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her regularly scheduled office hours on Monday, Oct. 2. “Feedback from members of our community is very important to me,” García said.  “I look forward to talking with people back home and hearing their thoughts and ideas.” The office hours take place at the…

Representative García announces winner of summer reading contest

State Representative Daniela R. García will welcome student Tyler Scholtens to the Capitol to be a Representative for a Day and experience a day in the life of a state legislator. The contest was open to children in first through fifth grades. Local students had an opportunity to enter the contest by completing a bookmark…

Rep. García announces economic grant to create 30 jobs

State Rep. Daniela García today announced a $430,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund has been awarded to GNS America Co. in Holland Township, a company that specializes in metal stamping, hot stamping, welding and assembly. The company is investing $3.5 million to create a 40,000-square-foot addition to its existing facility for housing new…

Representative García invites first responders as her guests for ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, today hosted Port Sheldon Fire Chief Kevin McNutt and Port Sheldon Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Lawrence as her guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in…

Representative García invites local residents to September office hours

State Representative Daniela. R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her local office hours on Friday, Sept. 8.  Office hours will take place on Friday due to the Labor Day holiday. “Local office hours are an excellent way for me to stay connected with my neighbors,” García said.  “Feedback from residents is crucial to…

Representative Garcia legislation protects fetus, expectant mothers

State Representative Daniela Garcia has introduced legislation that will add fetuses under current state child abuse law. The bill closes a legal loophole, stated during a recent state Court of Appeals decision, that determined the use of narcotics such as amphetamines and methamphetamine while pregnant was not a crime. “It is unconscionable to think that…

Rep. García votes ‘yes’ on opioid overdose protections

Bipartisan bill package overwhelmingly approved by state House State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, today voted in support of a bill package to help reduce instances of opioid overdose and increase early education about the detrimental effects of the drugs. The five-bill package combats the state’s growing opioid abuse and addiction epidemic by enhancing…