Legislature approves measure to extend state of emergency to May 1

Rep. Huizenga: Decision is practical gameplan, not political gamesmanship State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today announced his support for a resolution extending Michigan’s coronavirus-forced state of emergency – along with the governor’s related powers – through the end of April. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had originally requested the powers run through mid-June, but Huizenga underscored…

Rep. Huizenga: Students, teachers and families must have our support in unprecedented time

Online and distance learning methods will continue student development State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today reacted to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to suspend in-person K-12 education for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to coronavirus outbreak in Michigan. “It is paramount to keep people safe during this public health emergency, and a…

Rep. Huizenga votes to bring crucial coronavirus emergency funding to West Michigan

State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today voted in favor of a new emergency budget plan adding another $125 million to help the state of Michigan and local communities respond to coronavirus. The measures bring the total state funding approved to $150 million, including the $25 million approved by the Legislature last week. The plan…

Rep. Huizenga provides statement on the COVID-19 pandemic

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker today issued the following statement related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Michigan: “The community spread of COVID-19 is having a large impact on communities, our state, our nation, and the world. The state of Michigan, in close partnership with local health care officials, is working diligently…

Rep. Huizenga: House restores investments in Going PRO, Pure Michigan

Plan also addresses possible spread of coronavirus Rep. Mark Huizenga today voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to promote job growth across Michigan, restore support for tourism and provide special funding to help combat the coronavirus if it reaches the state. The emergency budget measures approved by the House partially restore funding Gov….

Rep. Huizenga applauds House for unanimous advancement of IT project reforms

Plans offer remedies for inefficiencies and will save taxpayers money A wide-ranging plan spearheaded by state Rep. Mark Huizenga, devoted to addressing state information technology (IT) projects was approved by the Michigan House today. The proposals aim to implement newer, more effective practices within such projects to be more effective with the taxpayer dollars that…

Rep. Huizenga to host local office hours in March

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker announced today he will be hosting office hours throughout the month of March to meet with local residents of the 74th District. “Meeting with my constituents helps me be their voice in Lansing,” Rep. Huizenga said. “I encourage all to attend for a legislative update and to discuss my priorities…

Rep. Huizenga: Advancing IT reforms will offer remedies for inefficiencies, save taxpayers money

House Appropriations Committee approves proposals A multi-faceted plan generated from work done by state Rep. Mark Huizenga today was unanimously approved in a vote by the House Appropriations Committee. The proposals aim to implement newer, more effective practices within state information technology (IT) projects to be more effective with the taxpayer dollars that fund them….

Rep. Huizenga’s plan to protect school funding signed into law

State Rep. Mark Huizenga announced today that his plan to restore lost school aid funding has been signed into law. Huizenga’s measure, part of a bipartisan pair of bills, ensures revenue lost from data center use tax exemptions is replaced. “When the original plan was established back in 2015 to exempt co-located data centers from…

Rep. Huizenga committed to making taxpayer money more efficient with IT Task Force report

State Rep. Mark Huizenga today spoke before the House Appropriations Committee on the need to be more effective with taxpayer dollars on state information technology (IT) projects. Huizenga chaired a bipartisan task force looking into a concerning trend of spending overruns and inefficiencies plaguing IT projects. The group developed a report which Huizenga shared with…

Rep. Huizenga to host local office hours

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker announced today he will be hosting district office hours throughout the month of February to meet with local residents of the 74th District. “There’s much more to be done in Lansing,” Rep. Huizenga said. “I encourage all to attend for a legislative update and to discuss my priorities as your…