News From Rep. Dianda

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

“I am very excited to learn that Northern Michigan University has won approval of an Investment Fund Award for $6.5 million to bring high-speed broadband service to the entire Upper Peninsula. This is great news for the communities in House District 110 that have long struggled without high-speed broadband service. This means entrepreneurs can live here and run their online businesses, and people can finally choose to stay in the U.P. or realize their dream...

Friday, March 24, 2017

LANSING —State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) will hold a listening town hall and coffee hours in House District 110 to give residents a chance to ask questions and share their concerns with him.

“The good people of HD 110 hear me talking about what is going on in Lansing, and now I want to hear from them and listen to their questions and concerns and what are the most important issues affecting them and their...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said today that he thanks House Speaker Tom Leonard for nominating him to serve on the Council of State Governments Midwest’s MLC Midwest-Canada Relations Committee for the 2017-2018 term. CSG Midwest is made of the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

“I am excited to work with Midwestern...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced legislation today to exempt from the state sales tax incontinence, urological, feminine hygiene products and certain baby products. The bill would also hold the School Aid Fund harmless.

“The state should not be making revenue off of a family’s personal health issues or off of babies,” said Dianda. “People can spend tens of thousands of dollars on these products, which they have to use, over a lifetime,...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

"I am very pleased to learn that Michigan Technological University has won approval for their Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Advanced Materials Innovation Hub. The university was also approved for $525,000 in MTRAC funding over two years to help this project bring new technologies to the marketplace. This is great news for the Advanced Materials program that has already resulted in new start-ups, new jobs and other spin-off projects. I congratulate MTU administrators and...

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