News From Rep. Dianda

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...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LANSING — Local governments are hurting because Gov. Rick Snyder fails to understand that harm he caused by lowering revenue sharing payments to communities, state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said Tuesday night after the annual State of the State address. Dianda, who attended the State of the State address with special guest Hancock City Manager Glenn Anderson, said Michiganders are struggling because of the decisions and priorities of Gov. Snyder and the Republican Legislature.

“My...

Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) attended the 2017 State of the State address at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, with special guest Hancock City Manager Glenn Anderson.
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...

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