Rep. VanSingel votes for prohibition on local food taxes

Legislator says families would be hurt by levy   State Rep. Scott VanSingel today voted for legislation preventing local governments from imposing taxes on food and beverages. VanSingel, of Grant, said that while no municipal governments in Michigan have yet opted to tax the manufacture, distribution and sales of food, municipalities in other parts of…

House approves Rep. VanSingel’s bill to allow property owners more voice in LLC disputes

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Scott VanSingel, which will give property managers more flexibility in determining attorney representation in legal disagreements, was approved by the House today. VanSingel’s bill allows a limited liability company (LLC) to be represented by the owner with direct knowledge of the property during a legal proceeding, such as a small…

Rep. VanSingel announces October office hours

State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant announces his upcoming office hours for the month of October. “Office hours are a great way for residents to voice their questions and concerns regarding state government,” VanSingel said. “I look forward to having a discussion with citizens and bringing their ideas back to Lansing.” Rep. VanSingel will be…

Rep. VanSingel joined by first responders for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Scott VanSingel, of Grant, hosted guests Lake County Sheriff Rich Martin and Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The service remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past…

Rep. VanSingel announces September office hours

Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant invites residents to attend his office hours during the month of September. “Office hours are one of the best ways for me to address the questions and concerns of people,” VanSingel said. “I encourage all residents to attend my office hours.” Rep. VanSingel will be available at the following times…

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…

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…