VanSingel plan will shape science-backed water resource policies

The House today passed a plan led by state Rep. Scott Van Singel that will strengthen  the relationship between the state’s Water Use Advisory Council and the Legislature in order to devise practical and scientifically sound water resource management policies. It will require the Water Use Advisory Council to report to the Legislature, as originally…

Rep. VanSingel: Preliminary green light is the fairness needed in occupational licensing

A plan allowing people to receive advance notice of whether or not they will qualify for a state-issued occupational license was unanimously approved with bipartisan support by the Michigan House today. The plan, House Bill 6058, sponsored by state Rep. Scott VanSingel, gives people the option to apply through a state department to learn whether…

Rep. VanSingel invites residents to October office hours

State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant announces his office hours for the month of October. “I look forward to speaking with the residents of Newaygo, Oceana, and Lake counties about their state government,” VanSingel said. “Holding office hours throughout the district allows me to keep the community informed on what is happening in Lansing.” Rep….

Oceana County undersheriff joins Rep. VanSingel for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, of Grant, is joined today by Oceana County Undersheriff Ryan Schiller for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during the past year. #####

Michiganders deserve good dental health care

More than a thousand volunteers gathered at Calvin College’s Huizinga Tennis and Track Center in Grand Rapids June 1-2 to provide free dental care for all who attended, regardless of income or residency status. The bi-annual Mission of Mercy program of the Michigan Dental Association Foundation is a godsend to the thousands of Michiganders who…

VanSingel votes for budget that focuses on schools, roads

Plan reduces debt, spends less taxpayer money that current budget   State Rep. Scott VanSingel today voted for a responsible state budget that focuses on issues key to hard-working taxpayers, such as school funding, classroom safety and fixing roads. VanSingel, of Grant, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, said the budget is once again…

VanSingel plan to address school threats moves forward

State Rep. Scott VanSingel’s plan to help crack down on threats made against students and teachers in Michigan schools was approved today by the House Judiciary Committee. VanSingel, of Grant, said his legislation offers a simple solution to a problem identified by prosecutors and law enforcement agencies across the state. “Right now, prosecutors can either…

Rep. VanSingel invites residents to June office hours

State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant announces his office hours for the month of April. “It is my top priority to listen to the questions and concerns that residents may have regarding state government,” VanSingel said. “I encourage everyone to attend office hours.” Rep. VanSingel will be available at the following times and locations: Monday,…

Rep. VanSingel highlights importance of dental screenings

On June 1-2, thousands of volunteers will gather at Calvin College’s Huizenga Tennis and Track Center in Grand Rapids to provide free dental care for all residents, regardless of income. This bi-annual Mission of Mercy program of the Michigan Dental Association Foundation is a godsend to the thousands of Michiganders who participate, and who face…

Rep. VanSingel announces April office hours

            State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant invites residents to join him for office hours during the month of April. “I look forward to speaking with the residents of Newaygo, Oceana, and Lake counties about their state government,” VanSingel said. “Holding office hours throughout the district allows me to keep the community informed on what…

VanSingel bill eliminating unnecessary state regulation signed into law

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Scott VanSingel eliminating a confusing and unnecessary state regulation was recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. VanSingel’s bill was part of a four-piece package repealing the Michigan Explosives Act. “The Michigan Explosives Act was a useless law that generated confusion and created a liability for the state,” said…