News From Rep. Dianda

Thursday, 26 February 2015

LANSING – In a joint meeting yesterday of the House Transportation Committee, Oversight and Ethics Committee, and Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) demanded that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) be held accountable for problems concerning unused railcars and road work warranties. The committees brought MDOT Director Kirk Steudle in to answer questions about two recent state audits questioning the railcar purchase and the lack of oversight on warranties.

“We need answers...

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Scott Dianda (D-Calumet), John Kivela (D-Marquette) and state Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) said today that they appreciate the support of their House colleagues in their efforts to help the Marquette County Road Commission win approval to build County Road 595. The House today adopted Kivela’s House Resolution 13 and Dianda’s House Concurrent Resolution 1. Casperson is the sponsor of Senate Resolution 9. The resolutions support the Marquette County Road Commission’s appeal...

Friday, 13 February 2015

          LANSING – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) announced today that the House of Representatives has approved a bill allocating Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) grants to a number of House District 110 communities. House Bill 4078 is now in the Senate Committee on Appropriations.  

          “I am pleased that seven HD 110 communities are in line to see grants that will help them improve parks, playgrounds and trails...

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

LANSING – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced House Concurrent Resolution 1 today supporting the Marquette County Road Commission’s appeal of the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) denial of a permit to build County Road 595 in Marquette County. The road is needed so that trucks hauling materials from the Eagle Mine can drive the 22-mile route to its processing plant in Humboldt, instead of driving the 120 mile round trip circuitous route on county roads...

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

LANSING - State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet), in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address, said that the Legislature needs to focus on making Michigan’s economy work for everyone. Michigan’s economy currently lags behind the rest of the nation because of higher taxes on seniors and working families. With a looming budget deficit, it is time to adjust the billions of dollars in massive tax breaks and incentives for big...

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