News From Rep. Dianda

Thursday, March 23, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said today that he thanks House Speaker Tom Leonard for nominating him to serve on the Council of State Governments Midwest’s MLC Midwest-Canada Relations Committee for the 2017-2018 term. CSG Midwest is made of the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

“I am excited to work with Midwestern...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced legislation today to exempt from the state sales tax incontinence, urological, feminine hygiene products and certain baby products. The bill would also hold the School Aid Fund harmless.

“The state should not be making revenue off of a family’s personal health issues or off of babies,” said Dianda. “People can spend tens of thousands of dollars on these products, which they have to use, over a lifetime,...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

"I am very pleased to learn that Michigan Technological University has won approval for their Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Advanced Materials Innovation Hub. The university was also approved for $525,000 in MTRAC funding over two years to help this project bring new technologies to the marketplace. This is great news for the Advanced Materials program that has already resulted in new start-ups, new jobs and other spin-off projects. I congratulate MTU administrators and...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced House Bill 4251 today to repeal the increase in vehicle registration fees that was approved as part of the Republican roads plan in December 2015. The increased fees took effect this year, and Michiganders are now paying 20 percent more to register their vehicles. Dianda voted no on a House and Senate Republican-backed roads plan in 2015 because working families are already paying a higher share of...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

“I am very pleased to be the minority vice chairman of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee. Our Upper Peninsula communities and small businesses rely heavily on tourism for their well-being, and bringing that perspective to the committee will be important. I am glad to be continuing my service on the House Energy Committee as we work to make sure that the unique energy needs of the U.P. are addressed. Finally, I also look...

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