News From Rep. Dianda

Thursday, January 26, 2017

“I am very pleased to be the minority vice chairman of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee. Our Upper Peninsula communities and small businesses rely heavily on tourism for their well-being, and bringing that perspective to the committee will be important. I am glad to be continuing my service on the House Energy Committee as we work to make sure that the unique energy needs of the U.P. are addressed. Finally, I also look...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LANSING — Local governments are hurting because Gov. Rick Snyder fails to understand that harm he caused by lowering revenue sharing payments to communities, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said Tuesday night after the annual State of the State address. Dianda, who attended the State of the State address with special guest Hancock City Manager Glenn Anderson, said Michiganders are struggling because of the decisions and priorities of Gov. Snyder and the Republican Legislature.


Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) attended the 2017 State of the State address at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, with special guest Hancock City Manager Glenn Anderson.
Friday, January 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda’s (D-Calumet) resolution, House Resolution 7, declaring January 2017 as Finnish-American Heritage Month won approval in the House of Representatives on Thursday, Jan. 12. Michigan is home to the highest density of Finnish-Americans, and more than 30 percent of the Upper Peninsula’s Copper Country residents can claim Finnish ancestry.

“Finnish ‘sisu’ —grit and determination — helped build Copper Country,” said Dianda. “Finnish immigrants went to work in U.P. mines and...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

“Yesterday, WZZM and the Detroit Free Press ran news stories identifying me as a co-sponsor of a bill introduced this year to put all of Michigan into the Eastern Time Zone and eliminating Daylight Savings Time in Michigan. That bill is House Bill 4011, sponsored by state Rep. Pete Lucido (R-Shelby Township), and I want to make it clear that I am not a co-sponsor of HB 4011. I am concerned about this bill because...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING—State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) was sworn in today beginning his third and final term, due to term limits, at the official opening of the 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Lansing.

"I'm honored to once again serve the residents of House District 110 at the state Capitol,” said Dianda. “There’s work to do to help support our U.P. businesses and create more good-paying jobs for our residents,...

State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) is ceremonially sworn in by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack at the official opening of the 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives on Jan. 11, 2017.  With him is staff member Rawley VanFossen.