Representative García invites residents to think local during Buy Michigan Week

State Representative Daniela R. Garcí­a of Holland today highlighted an upcoming week-long event that emphasizes buying Michigan-made products. Purchasing goods and services locally leads to a positive ripple effect on the region, encouraging small business growth and more job opportunities while strengthening Michigan’s economy. “We get more money infused back into the state when people…

Representative García announces summer reading program

State Representative Daniela R. García announced the start of her summer reading program throughout the community.  The summer reading program encourages children to read over the summer months and win a chance to join Rep. Garcìa in Lansing for a day with their family. “Spending a little bit of time reading over the summer is…

Representative García votes to end costly prevailing wage law

Legislator says millions could be invested into classrooms   State Representative Daniela R. García today voted to repeal Michigan’s antiquated prevailing wage law, ending a rigged scheme that added up to 16 percent to the cost of building schools and other government facilities. Representative García, of Holland, said prevailing wage was instituted in Michigan more…

Representative García invites local residents to June office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her office hours on Monday, June 4. “I look forward to talking with residents of Ottawa County about their state government,” García said.  “Hosting office hours throughout the community helps me better represent my neighbors and inform them about what is happening in Lansing.”…

Representative García invites local residents to May office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her office hours on Monday, May 7. “Getting feedback from my community is a crucial aspect of being a representative,” Garcia said.  “I look forward to hearing what is on people’s minds, and am grateful for those who take the time to share what…

Education panel approves Representative García’s new teacher prep legislation

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House Education Reform Committee today approved a landmark legislative plan – including two bills sponsored by Representative Daniela R. García – to better prepare new teachers for Michigan classrooms. “New teachers are graduating from college prepared for the classrooms of the past, not the classrooms of the future. This must…

Representative García: Ottawa County will receive more money for immediate road repairs

Roads in Ottawa County will get additional help for much-needed road repairs this construction season because of a new state law supported by Representative Daniela R. García. Estimated local allocations include Ottawa County ($1.94 million), Holland ($277,833), Hudsonville ($51,634) and Zeeland ($42,095), among others. “Drivers are upset about potholes causing poor road conditions, and rightfully…

Representative García votes to approve grant for Ottawa County veteran services

House passes bill providing counties grants for veteran services            State Representative Daniela R. García today joined the Michigan House of Representatives in approving legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program.             Under the legislation, that García is a co-sponsor of, each county with a veteran service…

Representative García invites local residents to March office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her office hours on Monday, March. 5. “Getting feedback from my constituents is a crucial aspect of my commitment to Ottawa County residents,” García said. “I look forward to hearing what is important to Ottawa County residents and making sure that follows me to…

Representative García testifies for bills updating teacher prep standards

Committee hears about legislation to prepare and support new teachers State Representative Daniela R. García today testified before the House Education Reform Committee, supporting an eight-bill package to better prepare new teachers for Michigan classrooms. “This legislation is about helping our teachers and ultimately our students,” said García, a member of the committee. “We want…

Representative García, Lt. Gov. Calley hold bill signing ceremony in Ottawa County

Legislation by state Rep. Daniela R. García to maintain the safety of students on Michigan school campuses was signed into law on Friday at the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners Room. The bill signing was attended by officers from the Ottawa County Sheriffs’ Department and city of Holland Police Department. García’s bill allows school resource…

Representative García supports additional funding for road repairs this summer

Plan includes money specifically for communities in Ottawa County Roads in Ottawa County would benefit from legislation approved today by state Representative Daniela R. García and the Michigan House. The legislation would provide an additional $175 million for road work across Michigan as early as this summer. “I have met with the residents of the…