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.

Rep. Huizenga issues statement after House budget subcommittee advances plan

State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today issued the following statement after the House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government – which he chairs – voted to approve budget recommendations: “This budget is about holding our state government accountable for every single tax dollar spent. The budget the governor presented was built on sand – based…

Rep. Huizenga: Legislature has delivered historic car insurance reforms

House approves landmark legislation addressing no-fault system State Rep. Mark Huizenga today voted to bring lower car insurance prices to residents and families in the greater Grand Rapids area, joining House legislators in approving a plan to reform Michigan’s broken no-fault system. The House plan guarantees lower rates for all drivers in Michigan, reducing what…

Rep. Huizenga schedules local office hours

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker set office hours to meet with local residents of the 74th District in the month of May. “I enjoy talking with people in district every chance I get,” Rep. Huizenga said. “Office hours are a way to directly hear your thoughts on the state issues you care about most….

Rep. Huizenga votes to make state government more accountable

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker today voted in favor of a bipartisan plan making the governor and the Legislature subject to open records laws. The Michigan House unanimously approved the multi-bill package, sending it to the Senate for further consideration. Michigan is one of just two states that still exempts its governor and the…