News From Rep. Dianda

Friday, October 20, 2017

Statement from state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) on the Michigan Supreme Court Decision denying Menard Inc., appeal in the dark-store case:

LANSING – The Michigan Supreme Court has denied Menard’s appeal of a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling that favored the city of Escanaba in its dark-store fight with Menards. In response, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) issued the following statement:

“I am very pleased that the Michigan Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, declined...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

LANSING — The House Regulatory Reform Committee held a hearing on state Rep. Scott Dianda’s (D-Calumet)  House Bill 4507 to pro-rate the cost of a new liquor license so businesses are not paying the license fee twice in one year.

“I am pleased that the committee gave a hearing to my bill, House Bill 4507 to pro-rate the cost of a new liquor license that will be effective for less than nine months. This is...

State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) testifies in the House Regulatory Reform Committee on Wednesday, Oct, 11, 2017, about his bill, House Bill 4507, to pro-rate liquor license fees so that a licensee does not have to pay a full license fee twice in one year.
Thursday, October 5, 2017

LANSING — The House Pharmacy Caucus held its first meeting today. Caucus co-chairman state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) issued the following statement:

“I was pleased to co-chair, along with state Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Fowlerville), the first meeting of the House Pharmacy Caucus and begin addressing issues affecting pharmacists across the state. Pharmacists are another link in the health care provider chain and play an important role in our communities. Today, we began discussions on the...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said today that the Michigan Civil Service Commission’s vote to approve rules that would take away the ability of civil service employees to negotiate basic job protections is a slap in the face to the hardworking Michiganders who devoted their lives to their state jobs. Dianda testified against the rules at the commission’s meeting.

“These are the workers who police our state highways, build and repair our roads...

State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) speaks against rules changing collective bargaining for state employees at the Michigan Civil Service Commission hearing in Lansing on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Next to Dianda is state Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills).
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives voted today to pass Senate Bills 242-244, legislation that provides incentives to businesses that create new jobs. In response, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) issued the following statement:

“I voted for the ‘Good Jobs’ bills because job creation is critically important for success in communities across Michigan, but especially in the U.P., where we are trying to create jobs with a livable wage so our young people can...