News From Rep. Dianda

Friday, January 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda’s (D-Calumet) resolution, House Resolution 7, declaring January 2017 as Finnish-American Heritage Month won approval in the House of Representatives on Thursday, Jan. 12. Michigan is home to the highest density of Finnish-Americans, and more than 30 percent of the Upper Peninsula’s Copper Country residents can claim Finnish ancestry.

“Finnish ‘sisu’ —grit and determination — helped build Copper Country,” said Dianda. “Finnish immigrants went to work in U.P. mines and...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

“Yesterday, WZZM and the Detroit Free Press ran news stories identifying me as a co-sponsor of a bill introduced this year to put all of Michigan into the Eastern Time Zone and eliminating Daylight Savings Time in Michigan. That bill is House Bill 4011, sponsored by state Rep. Pete Lucido (R-Shelby Township), and I want to make it clear that I am not a co-sponsor of HB 4011. I am concerned about this bill because...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING—State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) was sworn in today beginning his third and final term, due to term limits, at the official opening of the 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Lansing.

"I'm honored to once again serve the residents of House District 110 at the state Capitol,” said Dianda. “There’s work to do to help support our U.P. businesses and create more good-paying jobs for our residents,...

State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) is ceremonially sworn in by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack at the official opening of the 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives on Jan. 11, 2017.  With him is staff member Rawley VanFossen.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

LANSING – State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) today said that he has been talking with the Michigan Civil Service Commission (MCSC), the Michigan Works! Agency and Michigan Talent Connect to ensure that state jobs are posted on each of their websites so that the skilled workers being laid off from the Empire Mine can apply for them.

“I have had meetings in Lansing this week with Michigan Civil Service Commission, the Michigan Works! Agency and...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

LANSING – State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) voted no today on an energy plan Gov. Rick Snyder and supporters were trying to push through the Legislature on the last day of the 2015-16 legislative session. Senate Bills 437 and 438 eventually passed with Dianda voting no because the plan does not help U.P. families with their extremely high utility bills, nor does it address the unique energy needs of U.P. communities.

“As we’re debating these...