News From Rep. Dianda

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) voted against House Bill 5180 today in the House Natural Resources Committee, with state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) also testifying against it. The bill would allow the use of a pneumatic airbow or gun during open firearm or bow hunting seasons, and passed the committee on a 6-3 party-line vote. HB 5180 now goes to the full House of Representatives for a vote.

“Even though the Natural Resources...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

LANSING —Today, the House Regulatory Reform committee approved state Rep. Scott Dianda’s (D-Calumet) bill, House Bill 4507, to prorate the cost of a new liquor license so that businesses are not paying the license fee twice in one year. In response, state Rep. Dianda issued the following statement: 

“I thank the committee chair and members for their support of my bill to make sure that new businesses are not charged the full liquor license fee...

Monday, February 12, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced House Bill 5555 today creating penalties for people who misuse slow moving vehicle signs. The signs — a large orange triangle with a red border — are primarily used on the back of farm equipment and vehicles that travel roads at speeds far below the posted speed limit. They also show up on the back of horse-pulled buggies used by the Amish, and other slow-moving vehicles such...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018-19 today, which included a pitifully small increase in state per-pupil funding, and virtually nothing for local governments. In response, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) issued the following statement: 

“Gov. Rick Snyder apparently didn’t learn anything from Amazon passing over Michigan because they think we don’t have the talented workers they need. Instead of using that loss of a lot of good jobs...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

LANSING —Today, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) issued the following statement on his request that the Office of the Auditor General perform an investigative audit to determine if any waste, fraud or abuse occurred within the Michigan Department of Transportation during the procurement of a roadside assistance contract:

“It has come to light through a Dec. 29 Detroit Free Press story that there are questions about whether bid-rigging, bribes and favoritism occurred when a roadside...

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