News From Rep. Dianda

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,...

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...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) took part in a ceremony today commemorating Cora Reynolds Anderson, Michigan’s first female and first Native American state representative, who represented Baraga, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties from 1925-26. The building that houses the Michigan House of Representative legislative offices and committee rooms takes its name from her, and a portrait commemorating Anderson was unveiled at the ceremony today.

“Cora Anderson led the way for other women and...

Friday, September 9, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) hosted Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal President Chris Swartz and honored two fallen firefighters from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Beartown Firefighters, at the Michigan House of Representatives' Sept. 11 recognition ceremony today. Alan J. Swartz and James Shelifoe Jr. were traveling with their fellow firefighters to Utah to help fight the Box Canyon Fire when they died as a result of an automobile accident. 

"Firefighters never hesitate....