News From Rep. Dianda

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) announced today that the state Department of Natural Resources has agreed to pay for the emergency dredging of Lake Superior’s  Big Traverse Bay Harbor in Schoolcraft Township. Stamp sand has again nearly completely blocked the harbor and stopped boat traffic, potentially harming the region’s fishing industry. Stamp sand is crushed waste rock about the size of sand or silt that is left over from old mining operations.  ...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) joined the legislators from the bipartisan Northern Legislative Caucus today to call for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to replace the current psychiatric hospital in Caro with one located north of Clare County. The realization by DHHS officials that the psychiatric hospital in Caro is in need of significant rebuilding has led to discussion of a new hospital being built and located closer to the...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced House Bill 4507 this week to change the way the cost of a liquor license is calculated for first-year business owners.

 “Some businesses getting first-time liquor licenses are paying twice in one year for that license because full-year liquor licenses are renewed on April 30 following the date they are issued. So if you get your license in January you pay the full price and then you...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

“I am pleased to co-sponsor and vote in favor today of House Resolution 2 concerning the building of a new lock at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. Only one of the four locks, the Poe Lock, is big enough to handle the modern ships that carry iron ore, coal, grain and other cargo. Sixty percent of the American and Canadian fleet, carrying 70 percent of the cargo traversing the locks, can only pass...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

“I am pleased to offer my congratulations today to the Michigan State Police on 100 years of service to our communities. The state police are particularly important to my U.P. communities, many of which are separated by many miles. Travelers take comfort in knowing that the state police are patrolling our roads and are ready to assist them. In addition to traffic patrol, the MSP also provides statewide investigative services, forensic science services, criminal justice...

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