News From Rep. Dianda

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said today that he voted against the state general government budget and the education budget because they fail the communities, residents and students of  Michigan, and particularly of House District 110.

“This budget fails because it still doesn’t make our communities whole by restoring revenue sharing to levels that would truly allow them to adequately fund police, fire and other local services that residents and businesses rely on,”...

Friday, June 16, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) announced today that the House of Representatives has approved Senate Bill 76, which funds Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund projects across the state, including 11 projects in  the 110th House District. Funds will be used to improve trails, beaches, waterfront and recreation areas, backcountry areas and build a bridge over the Little Iron River along the Iron Belle Trail. The total funding for the projects is $2,534,400.

“I...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

“I could not support the changes House Republicans offered to our teacher retirement system because I believe they are unfair to taxpayers and unfair to teachers. The plan that passed out of the House today will raise costs and increase risk, while doing nothing to address the debt that exists within MPSERS. This plan is actually more expensive for school districts and takes money out of the classroom. That’s particularly bad for the school districts...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) announced today that the state Department of Natural Resources has agreed to pay for the emergency dredging of Lake Superior’s  Big Traverse Bay Harbor in Schoolcraft Township. Stamp sand has again nearly completely blocked the harbor and stopped boat traffic, potentially harming the region’s fishing industry. Stamp sand is crushed waste rock about the size of sand or silt that is left over from old mining operations.  ...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) joined the legislators from the bipartisan Northern Legislative Caucus today to call for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to replace the current psychiatric hospital in Caro with one located north of Clare County. The realization by DHHS officials that the psychiatric hospital in Caro is in need of significant rebuilding has led to discussion of a new hospital being built and located closer to the...

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