News From Rep. Dianda

Thursday, March 15, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced a package of two bills and a resolution that would prohibit legislators from voting on a bill if they, or a person they are related to, have a direct financial interest in the bill.

“My bill will only help to strengthen our democracy, making sure we are putting the people of our state first,” said Dianda. “Michiganders want to know that the legislators they send to be...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced a House resolution today expressing a lack of confidence in Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director Kirk Steudle, calling him unfit to lead the department. Dianda’s resolution has bipartisan support.

“From the 23 railcars rented for $1.1 million a year for five years for the still non-existent rail service between Ann Arbor and Howell, to the $9.2 million squandered on landscaping along a stretch of Interstate 696...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced House Bill 5698 requiring all businesses, including family operated businesses, to clearly post a notice proving that they have worker’s compensation insurance. Dianda’s bill has bi-partisan support with 56 co-sponsors.

“I’m concerned that certain smaller wood shops and light industrial businesses aren’t following all the rules to protect their workers,” said Dianda. “I hope that by requiring everyone to post proof that they have workers’ comp insurance,...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

LANSING —Today, the Michigan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers released its 2018 Report Card for Michigan’s Infrastructure. Michigan received an overall grade of D+, but received a D- for its roads because 39 percent of the 120,000 miles of paved roads are rated in poor condition, 43 percent rated in fair condition and 18 percent rated in good condition. In response, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) issued the following statement:

“It’s now...

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...