News From Rep. Dianda

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) announced that the House of Representatives has approved House Bill 5377, which funds Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund projects across the state, including three in Dianda’s district: enhancements to Donald McKenzie Memorial Park in Marenisco Township, the Whitefish Trail restoration project in Watersmeet Township, and the Douglass Houghton Waterfall acquisition in Houghton County.  

“The Upper Peninsula is known for its trails and waterfalls, and these three projects...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said today that Gov. Rick Snyder’s appointment of  Marcus Abood to the Michigan Tax Tribunal will continue to make it virtually impossible for local governments fighting big box stores over property tax reductions that hurt their ability to fund services such as law enforcement, libraries and local road maintenance.

“The Tax Tribunal has ruled for big box stores and against local governments in the past when these stores...

Friday, February 19, 2016

“The audit of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans released yesterday shows that veterans are still suffering from sub-standard care, and that is wrong and needs to change immediately. I am glad to see that Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Director Jeff Barnes has resigned. I hope that new interim Director James Redford will move quickly to make changes at the home to ensure that our veterans are receiving proper care and are treated with the...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, hard-working families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, Rep. Dianda said it’s time to create a Michigan that works for school kids, college students, families, seniors and small-business owners who are being left...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

“Michigan voters have spoken loudly twice before that they want the option to vote a straight-party ballot. Unfortunately, House Republicans robbed them of that option last night when they pushed SB 13 through the house, and refused to accept any Democratic amendments to try and make the bill less onerous for voters.

“I represent Democrats, Republicans, Independents and people who don’t identify with any party. I also represent a district where more than half of...

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