News From Rep. Dianda

Monday, May 13, 2013

LANSING - State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced House Resolution 136 today that will urge the governor and Department of Corrections to convert heating plants at the state’s correctional facilities to combined heat and power plants.

“Correctional facilities are some of the biggest consumers of energy in our state. Combining heat and power plants at our prisons will save millions and millions of taxpayer dollars. That’s the smart way to save money —...

Monday, May 6, 2013

State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) proposed House Bill 5542 last week, legislation to regulate out-of-state travel and the conducting of business by employees of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

“One of the most important aspects of my job as a legislator is to ensure Michigan tax dollars are spent wisely,” said Dianda. “This bill would save taxpayer dollars by regulating MDOT travel expenses and taking advantage of the newest available technology.”

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced House Bill 4698 today that will make it easier for severely disabled veterans to claim a property tax exemption for a veteran’s homestead that they should be entitled to under Michigan law. The bill will be discussed in the House Tax Policy Committee.

“This bill is in direct response to conversations I have had with veteran’s services officers from my district, namely Joy DeNicola from Iron County...

Monday, April 15, 2013

State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) today announced the House Democrats’ plan for middle-class tax relief. The bills are focused on restoring tax credits and deductions to middle-class families and repealing taxes on retirees. Legislation included in the plan will relieve the tax burden on Michigan families when next year’s tax season rolls around.

“Many of these tax changes that people are seeing for the first time are hurting our senior citizens,” said Dianda....

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

State Representatives John Kivela (D-Marquette) and Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) held a press conference today at the Peter White Library to announce Michigan’s Middle-Class Plan, the House Democrats’ plan for helping families, seniors and kids. The plan is based on the response Democrats received during their recent statewide, Real State of Our State Listening Tour. Dianda held a Listening Tour in Hancock on March 4 with Kivela and House Democratic Leader ...

State Representatives John Kivela (D-Marquette) and Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) held a press conference in Marquette to announce Michigan’s Middle-Class Plan, the House Democrats’ plan for helping families, seniors and kids, Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

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