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…

Representative García honors the Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon

   State Representative Daniela R. García of Holland recognized the Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon for its philanthropic endeavors in the community. “This restaurant has been a symbol of hope to so many throughout our community,” García said.  “This business truly embodies the giving spirit that makes Ottawa County and West Michigan special.” Since the early…

Representative García invites local residents to June office hours

State Representative Daniela. R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her local office hours on Monday, June 5. “Getting feedback from my constituents is crucial to be an effective representative in Lansing,” Rep. Garcia said. “Being available and listening to residents is invaluable.” Locations and times are as follows: 11 a.m. to noon at…

Representative García invites local residents to May office hours

State Representative Daniela. R. García would like to invite residents of Ottawa County to her local office hours on Monday, May 1. “Being accessible is a top priority for me,” García said. “Getting input from the community helps me do a better job as their representative in Lansing.” Locations and times for Monday, May 1…

Representative García honors Holland police officer and firefighter of the year

State Representative Daniela R. García presented tributes to Holland Police Officer Sgt. Larry Matzen and Holland Firefighter Bret Groendyke for being named police officer and firefighter of the year.  García presented the tributes at the Holland Department of Public Safety on Friday afternoon. Sgt. Matzen has been with the Holland Department of Public Safety for…

Representative Garcìa invites local residents to April office hours

State Representative Daniela. R. Garcìa would like to invite residents of Ottawa County to her local office hours on Monday, April 3. “I encourage residents of Ottawa County to attend these monthly events,” Garcìa said. “I enjoy hearing what people have to say, and informing them about what is going on in Lansing.” Locations and…

Representative García celebrates March is Reading Month by visiting local schools

As March is Reading Month comes to a close, State Representative Daniela R. García visited four Ottawa County elementary schools to read to students. “I enjoy sharing my love of reading with students in our community,” García said. “Reading is the foundation of learning. I was happy to see all of the students engaged and…

Representative García votes to increase government transparency

State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, voted today for bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan. The 11-bill package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative…

School schedule legislation approved by House committee

Legislation introduced by State Representative Daniela R. García, which will return school schedule decisions to local districts, was approved today by the House Education Reform Committee. Specifically, the bill grants districts greater flexibility in implementing school calendars and schedules in addition to removing both from contract negotiations. “The individual needs of students, their families and…

Representative García supports criminal justice reform legislation

State Representative Daniela R. García of Holland voted this week in support to advance a package of Senate bills that will reform the Michigan’s corrections system and help reduce costs to Michigan taxpayers. “Michigan is spending $2 billion annually for our corrections system as a whole and an average of $35,000 per prisoner. The time…

Representative Garcia honors Black River Public School’s commitment with state tribute

State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, recognized Black River Public School’s 20 years as an outstanding public charter school in Holland with a state of Michigan Tribute on Monday. “Black River Public School combines a Montessori elementary school with a college-prep middle school and high school to provide an education that is second to…