State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township today released the following statement:
“What has transpired in Washington, D.C. today goes against anything that is representative of peaceful protests and civility. My prayers are with all law enforcement who serve to protect.
“Violence of any kind is wrong. We are assured the right to free speech in the country, but that sacred freedom ends at violence. Violence discredits the message. I wholly condemn those who participated in today’s violent actions and illegally entered the Capitol and disrupted today’s proceedings.
“I continue to pray for America.”
Rep. Wakeman says legislation announced on Thursday to protect Michigan’s seniors from elder abuse will focus on reforms impacting conservators and guardians. The plan stems from the 2019 report of the state’s Elder Abuse Task Force.
Rep. Wakeman talks about passage Tuesday by the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee of his legislation that would offer a $210 state income tax exemption for mothers who are at least 12 weeks pregnant by the end of the tax year and under the care and observation of a physician.