News From Rep. Dianda

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, hard-working families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, Rep. Dianda said it’s time to create a Michigan that works for school kids, college students, families, seniors and small-business owners who are being left...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

“Michigan voters have spoken loudly twice before that they want the option to vote a straight-party ballot. Unfortunately, House Republicans robbed them of that option last night when they pushed SB 13 through the house, and refused to accept any Democratic amendments to try and make the bill less onerous for voters.

“I represent Democrats, Republicans, Independents and people who don’t identify with any party. I also represent a district where more than half of...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) announced today that the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund has recommended that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division receive $600,000 to acquire about 80 acres to preserve and provide public access to the U.P’s Hammell Creek Gorge and Houghton-Douglass Falls. A bill approving the grants will have to be passed by both the House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder....

Thursday, November 5, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) introduced legislation today that would establish the Battlefield to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Educational Grant Program for Michigan veterans who are enrolled in STEM degree programs at Michigan’s public community colleges and universities.

“Federal statistics show that unemployment for post-9/11 Michigan veterans was more than 6 percent, and state statistics show that we aren’t producing enough graduates to fill STEM career pathways. So encouraging our veterans to...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) voted no on a House and Senate Republican-backed roads plan because it favors the wealthy and leaves working families, particularly in the U.P., to pay disproportionately more in fees and taxes.

“The increases in the gas tax and registration fees are going to hit my constituents hardest,” said Dianda. “Seniors living on fixed incomes will have a hard time paying more to get their registration and license plates...

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