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 August to meet with local residents of the 74th District.      “Meeting directly with my constituents is a great opportunity to hear their thoughts and questions about state government,” Rep. Huizenga said. “As your voice in Lansing, it…

Rep. Huizenga, Michigan House approve plan to help farmers devastated by record rain

The Michigan House and Rep. Mark Huizenga today approved a plan to help farmers whose crops have been delayed or damaged by this spring’s record-setting rain. The plan would help private lenders provide low-interest loans to qualified farmers at no financial risk to the state. “This program will help stabilize the finances of farmers and…

Rep. Huizenga applauds House approved budget plan

Legislator commends savings, accountable government and spending in key areas State Rep. Mark Huizenga this week voted to approve a state budget plan for the upcoming year that keeps government small while investing in areas that increase individual opportunities. The House budget plan costs taxpayers about $1.3 billion less than the plan recommended by the…

Rep. Huizenga to chair task force devoted to improving state IT spending

Special panel will probe cost overruns, inefficiency within departments State Rep. Mark Huizenga has been named chair of a special task force charged with examining information and technology systems used by the state. The bipartisan task force was recently announced by state Rep. Shane Hernandez, who helps oversee the budget process and state spending through…

Rep. Huizenga schedules local office hours

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker has scheduled June district office hours to meet with local residents of the 74th District. “This month has been busy both in Lansing and throughout the district,” Rep. Huizenga said. “With the passage of a real, bipartisan solution for auto insurance reform and impending budget proceedings, there are many…

Rep. Huizenga votes to send landmark no-fault reforms to governor’s desk

Legislator: Choice for Michigan drivers is essential to lowering costs State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, joined his House colleagues today in giving legislative approval to a proposal that brings lower car insurance prices to residents and families in the greater Grand Rapids area. The plan guarantees lower rates for all drivers in Michigan, mending…

Grand Rapids-area representatives participate in veterans home groundbreaking

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: State Representatives Mark Huizenga, Lynn Afendoulis, Thomas Albert, Rachel Hood, and Joe Tate participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for a new Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The facility is part of a statewide plan to modernize long-term care for veterans in need and will include a total of 128…

Rep. Huizenga plan requires financial transparency from elected officials

Bipartisan solution would expose potential conflicts of interest State Rep. Mark Huizenga today announced a bipartisan plan to increase the transparency and accountability of elected state officials in Michigan. Huizenga, of Walker, said the plan will expose potential conflicts of interest by requiring candidates for and officeholders of the legislative, executive and judicial branches to…

Rep. Huizenga meets with local seniors at Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker spoke with a group of local seniors on Wednesday as part of Older Michiganians Day in Lansing. The annual event is an opportunity for seniors and aging service providers to meet with legislators and discuss issues facing the senior services network.