News From Rep. Hoadley

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LANSING – A bill sponsored by State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) that would increase funding for Michigan’s Dairy and Food Safety Fund has been voted out of the House Appropriations Committee and will head to the floor of the House for a vote. The Dairy and Food Safety Fund is used to support the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s food safety and quality assurance programs.

“When we go to the grocery store and...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LANSING – A group of Democratic state lawmakers introduced a package of bills today that would make Michigan the 38th state to recognize same-sex marriages. State Representative Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and state Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) introduced resolutions that would place a repeal of Michigan’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage before the voters. The bills are being introduced as more than 300 same-sex couples prepare to celebrate their one year anniversary. Last March,...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

LANSING – With the state facing a deficit and the governor contemplating program cuts, the Michigan House Democrats are demanding a budget that requires big corporations to come back to the table and pay their fair share, instead of yet another budget that forces Michigan families and students to make sacrifices.

“Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative Republicans have made giving handouts to big corporations their priority for the past four years, and now we have...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) said he welcomes the investment of $300,000 from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund into a local trail that is part of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail system. The funds will be used to construct a segment of trail along the east side of Portage Creek from Lake Street to Vine Street in Kalamazoo’s Upjohn Park. The city of Kalamazoo is providing the remaining $157,000 to complete the...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo), in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address tonight, said that the Legislature needs to make education a real priority if we hope to have a talented, trained workforce ready to compete in the 21st century economy. However, Gov. Snyder focused on looming budget cuts caused overwhelmingly by generous tax cuts to already profitable corporations. Coupled with tax increases on seniors and working families, Michigan’s...

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