News From Rep. Dianda

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives voted today to pass Senate Bills 242-244, legislation that provides incentives to businesses that create new jobs. In response, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) issued the following statement:

“I voted for the ‘Good Jobs’ bills because job creation is critically important for success in communities across Michigan, but especially in the U.P., where we are trying to create jobs with a livable wage so our young people can...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) is asking his House colleagues to pass Senate Bills 242-244, known as the “Good Jobs” legislation, during tomorrow’s session. The bills allow businesses to capture tax revenue if they create a certain number of well-paying jobs in the community.

“Job creation is key for our success as a state, and in the U.P. especially. Getting our people back to work means folks will be investing in our local...

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...

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