Rep. VanSingel’s plan shines light on dental health for children entering school

State Rep. Scott VanSingel this week introduced a plan for kindergarteners entering school for the first time to receive dental health screenings. Michigan has required vision and hearing screenings for new kindergarteners for decades and VanSingel’s plan would add dental screenings to the requirement list to improve our children’s health. More than one-quarter of children…

Rep. VanSingel on State of the State: We must prioritize fiscally sound solutions

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, of Grant, issued the following statement after the governor’s State of the State address:  “I was pleased to hear the governor acknowledge our crumbling infrastructure and continued need to invest in education, but I would have liked to hear more specifics on how she envisions addressing those issues while maintaining a…

Rep. VanSingel introduces plan to protect, grow school funding across Michigan

State Rep. Scott VanSingel today introduced a plan to protect and increase funding dedicated to supporting school districts across Michigan. VanSingel’s proposal is designed to ensure growth in Michigan’s School Aid Fund. His plan would reverse changes made last year related to previously unanticipated online sales tax revenue and transfers between the school aid fund…

Rep. VanSingel will focus on state budget during 2019-20 Michigan House session

State Rep. Scott VanSingel will continue his work on the House Appropriations Committee in the new legislative term, with an emphasis on Michigan’s universities and community colleges. Committee assignments for the Michigan House’s 2019-20 legislative term were announced this week by Speaker Lee Chatfield. VanSingel, in his second House term, already has experience helping shape…

VanSingel sworn in as Representative for 100th District in the 100th Legislature

State Rep. Scott VanSingel today took the oath of office with his colleagues in Lansing, kicking off his second term as Representative for the people of the 100th House District. The district includes Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties. “I am honored to be a part of Michigan’s 100th Legislature and to represent the good people…

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…