Rep. Huizenga highlights new car insurance law taking effect today

State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today underscored new no-fault reforms in Michigan that will deliver long-overdue relief to drivers throughout the state. For nearly 50 years, Michigan drivers have been forced to purchase what has become the most expensive car insurance in the nation. But now, they’ll finally have the power of choice. A…

Rep. Huizenga hails Return to Learn plan for localized approach, emphasis on student safety

$1.3 billion plan implements robust distance learning, safety measures State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today applauded a newly unveiled plan that helps ensure the safety of Michigan students as learning resumes this fall. The joint House-Senate proposal was announced this morning during a press conference at the Capitol. It requires school districts and health…

Rep. Huizenga: Oversight into absentee ballot mailing needed to ensure election integrity

State Rep. Mark Huizenga, chair of the House Appropriations General Government Subcommittee, today explored the impact of substantially expanded absentee voting on Michigan’s elections. The committee welcomed comments from Kent County clerk Lisa Posthumus-Lyons and Michigan Department of State legislative policy director Adam Reames, discussing a recent announcement from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson that…

Rep. Huizenga: Patience of Michigan workers running thin due to administration’s lack of clarity

State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today issued the following statement in response to reports of workers refusing to adhere to executive orders mandating their businesses remain closed during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. A barbershop in Owosso, Mich. has been a notable example. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest ‘stay home’ order, which prohibits “non-essential businesses” from…

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…