Representative García calls for conservative approach after revenue estimates

Forecasts show slower growth for state revenue   State Representative Daniela R. García today called on Governor Snyder and her legislative colleagues to exercise caution and to take a conservative approach in the development of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget. A Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference was held today that showed General Fund revenue growth…

Representative García invites local residents to January office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her office hours on Monday, Jan. 8. “As the Legislature starts a new year, I want to hear from residents of Ottawa County on issues they would like tackled in 2018,” García said.  “Listening to the priorities of people back home helps me better…

Representative García posts perfect voting record

As 2017 comes to a close, Representative Daniela R. García is ending her third straight year with a flawless voting record. “I want to make sure the people of Ottawa County are being represented in Lansing,” García said.  “I am proud that I can tell my constituents I have been present for every single vote,…

Senate supports Garcia bill to better protect students

The state Senate today unanimously approved a bill sponsored by state Representative Daniela R. García to maintain the safety of students in Michigan schools by exempting school resource officers (SROs) from the restraint and seclusion law. García’s bill allows SROs to maintain a safe campus and appropriately respond to violent incidents on school property. “SROs…

Representative García welcomes local tech students to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Representative Daniela R. García interacts with students from Innocadamy in Zeeland at the 17th Annual Student Technology Showcase at the Capitol.  The event allowed lawmakers to see firsthand how technology is used in the classroom across Michigan.

Representative García votes to safeguard retirement benefit plans for first responders

State Representative Daniela R. García today voted in favor of legislation safeguarding retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees in Michigan. “It’s important to me that our municipal employees, including police officers and firefighters who strive to keep us safe every day, receive benefits promised to them when they entered their line…

Representative García invites local residents to December office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her regularly scheduled office hours on Monday, Dec. 4. “Hosting office hours helps me stay focused on the issues that matter most to people in our community,” García said. “Talking to my neighbors, listening to their concerns, and answering any questions they may have…

House approves Representative García bill to better protect students

The state House today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by state Representative Daniela R. García to maintain the safety of students in Michigan schools. García’s bill allows school resource officers (SROs) to continue their responsibilities to maintain a safe school campus and respond to violent incidents on school property, while not being restricted by the state’s…

García supports House passage of UIA reform legislation

State Representative Daniela García today supported bipartisan legislation fixing the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The bill package addresses the failures of the UIA based on the findings of a workgroup consisting of legislators and other stakeholders. “It was clear the current practices at the UIA were not working,” said García, of Holland. “These reforms will…

Representative García votes for end to driver responsibility fees

Legislation also will forgive outstanding debt   State Representative Daniela R. García today joined a bipartisan majority in the Michigan House of Representatives approving legislation to eliminate the driver responsibility fee and forgive outstanding debt tied to the fees. Representative García, of Holland, said she is proud to have a role in ending the ill-conceived…

Representative García invites local residents to November office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her regularly scheduled office hours on Monday, Nov. 6. “Being accessible to Ottawa County residents is a top priority for me,” García said.  “Talking to people in the community and answering any questions they have about their state government is one of the most…

Rep. García welcomes ‘Junior Representative’ to State Capitol

State Representative Daniela R. García today welcomed Zeeland homeschool student Tyler Scholtens to serve as ‘Representative for a Day,’ and to shadow her in Lansing. Tyler became eligible for the special visit based on his participation in Representative García’s summer reading contest. The contest invited students to track the books they read during the summer…