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: 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 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…

Rep. Huizenga to host local office hours in March

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker announced today he will be hosting office hours throughout the month of March to meet with local residents of the 74th District. “Meeting with my constituents helps me be their voice in Lansing,” Rep. Huizenga said. “I encourage all to attend for a legislative update and to discuss my priorities…

Rep. Huizenga’s plan to protect school funding signed into law

State Rep. Mark Huizenga announced today that his plan to restore lost school aid funding has been signed into law. Huizenga’s measure, part of a bipartisan pair of bills, ensures revenue lost from data center use tax exemptions is replaced. “When the original plan was established back in 2015 to exempt co-located data centers from…