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…

Representative García’s legislative package will improve teacher prep standards

Members of the House Education Reform Committee today, led by state Representative Daniela R. García, introduced legislation to support and better prepare new teachers for Michigan classrooms. “Local school districts and new teachers have faced challenges with inadequate teacher preparation programs that don’t properly prepare teachers to effectively teach our students,” said García, of Holland….

Rep. Garcia to host tele-town hall meeting

State Representative Daniela García will host a tele-town hall meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20,   during which residents of Ottawa County can ask questions about state government. “I look forward to hosting a tele-town hall and speaking with the people of Ottawa County,” García said.  “Being accessible and talking to people in the community is an important…

Representatives Lilly and García announce community mental health forum

Representatives Jim Lilly (R- Park Township) and Daniela García (R-Holland) invite Ottawa County residents to attend an upcoming forum on community mental health issues. The forum is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Complex (Main Conference Room), 12220 Fillmore St. in West Olive.  Guest speakers will include MDHHS…

Representative García votes for tax relief in face of changes at federal level

Michigan House approves bills continuing, increasing personal exemptions State Rep. Daniela R. García of Holland today supported advancing bills which provide broad income tax relief to Michigan families and those in Ottawa County. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of…