News From Rep. Hoadley

Friday, January 20, 2017

“School closures in Kalamazoo should be off the table. We can all agree that every child deserves a quality education. Simply closing schools does nothing to address poverty in and out of the classroom, which studies show has a significant impact on a student’s test scores. It was announced last year that our schools were underfunded by some $1,200 per pupil. $1,200 per child per year could be used on everything from books to wrap-around...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) offered support this evening for certain points made by Gov. Rick Snyder during his 2017 State of the State address, while also expressing disappointment that the governor did not dig deeper to speak to the concerns of Michigan residents regarding a number of key issues across the state.  

          “As always, I appreciate the governor’s input and the opportunity for him to share his priorities with the...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) joined his House colleagues today to open the new legislative session at the ceremonial swearing-in held in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. Rep. Hoadley was sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, and was joined by his parents Diane and Michael Hoadley, his partner Kris Dieterman and a member of his staff, Melissa Fish.

“Michigan voters showed they don’t want to see business...

State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With him are his father and mother, Michael and Diane Hoadley, his partner Kris Dieterman and a member of his staff, Melissa Fish.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

LANSING — Members of the House Democratic Caucus condemned today’s passage of Senate Bill 1008, legislation that transfers millions of dollars to the state’s General Fund from the Unemployment Contingent Fund within the Michigan Department of Treasury. The balance of the Contingent Fund swelled by 400 percent after an automated system caused a spike in fraud cases, nearly all of them unfounded, which means the bill is balancing the state budget on the backs of...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LANSING — A three-bill package that will create prohibitive barriers to voting for those in vulnerable communities was voted out of the House today and now heads to the Senate. The legislation would institute a photo ID requirement at voting booths across the state.

“The ability to vote is not only a cornerstone of our democracy, it is one of our most constitutionally protected rights,” said state Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline). “Rather than enacting legislation...

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