Rep. VanSingel announces August office hours

            Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant invites residents to attend his upcoming office hours during the month of August. “Being in touch with residents is one of my top priorities,” VanSingel said. “I encourage anyone who has ideas or concerns about our state government to attend my upcoming office hours.” Rep. VanSingel will be available…

Rep. VanSingel: M-20 roadwork part of effort to fix transportation system

Legislators focused on better roads and bridges   State Rep. Scott VanSingel today said work that began this week on M-20 in Oceana and Newaygo counties is a sign that the Michigan Legislature has made repairing crumbling roads and bridges a key priority. VanSingel, of Grant, said the Michigan Department of Transportation will chip seal…

Rep. VanSingel announces July office hours

State Rep. Scott VanSingel invites residents to attend his July office hours to discuss their thoughts and concerns regarding the state government. “Meeting with residents is a top priority of mine. It is extremely important as a legislator to be accessible to the community,” VanSingel said. “I welcome anyone in need of assistance or with…

Northern caucus successful in closing school funding gap

The Michigan House’s Northern Michigan Caucus today declared victory in its efforts to close the school funding gap that has left rural schools at a disadvantage compared to the richer school districts in more populated areas. State Rep. Triston Cole, chair of the caucus, said legislators from Northern Michigan continually pressured school budget negotiators to…

Rep. VanSingel’s property rights bill approved by committee

State Rep. Scott VanSingel’s legislation to streamline attorney requirements during the property management courtroom process in Michigan was approved by the House Law and Justice Committee today. “It should not be a requirement that a small limited liability company (LLC) hire an attorney for all property management-oriented cases,” said VanSingel, of Grant. “We allow individuals…

Rep. VanSingel announces spring office hours

State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant invites residents to attend his upcoming local office hours during May and June. “I encourage people to come and meet with me if they have any questions or concerns regarding matters of state government,” VanSingel said. “I enjoy hearing from the residents and bringing their thoughts and ideas back…

Rep. VanSingel votes for House budget plan

State Rep. Scott VanSingel recently voted for passage of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education and prioritizes funding for road and bridge projects. VanSingel, of Grant, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, a conservative plan that invests in the state’s future. “We are being fiscally conservative, and…

Rep. VanSingel praises House budget on education, roads

State Rep. Scott VanSingel today cast his vote to approve the House Appropriation Committee’s budget plan, sending it to the full House for consideration. VanSingel, of Grant, said the fiscally responsible budget provides growth that is below the rate of inflation, while increasing education spending and boosting Michigan’s transportation system. “We are spending more money…

Rep. VanSingel announces upcoming office hours

State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant invites residents to attend his local office hours. Office hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting. “I encourage people to come and meet with me if they have any questions or concerns regarding matters of state government,” VanSingel said. “I enjoy…

Rep. VanSingel issues statement following ‘no’ vote on income tax

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, of Grant, voted no on the income tax rollback legislation early this morning. Rep. VanSingel issued the following statement: “As a strong fiscal conservative, I understand the importance of lowering taxes for hard-working Michigan families, however, I voted against this tax repeal because it would have created a tremendous budget shortfall….

Rep. VanSingel announces March office hours

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, of Grant, will hold in-district office hours this March with residents of Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties.  “I want to get to know all the residents that I represent so that they are assured I am invested in the future of their families, our local communities and this great state,” said…

Rep. VanSingel joins lawmakers in unveiling plan to move Michigan forward

State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant joined fellow lawmakers today at the Capitol to unveil the 2017-2018 House Republican Action Plan, which is the guiding document for the upcoming legislative session. “The Action Plan outlines the demand to strengthen agriculture and protect our natural resources so that we can ensure the second largest part of…