State Rep. Matthew Bierlein, of Vassar, today issued the following statement in response to House Democrats bypassing the traditional committee deliberation process regarding Senate Bill 7:
“Democrats in our chamber have talked a lot about transparency at the start of this term, but these actions constitute the opposite and we’re only a few weeks in.
“Circumventing the committee process and ramming this hastily arranged, secret spending plan through robs representatives of the people from reviewing legislation, conveying concerns from those they represent and collaborating on effective solutions. Since I can’t be thorough with all of this in mind, I can’t support the bill.
“This is more than just procedure. It’s part of good governing. Actions like these don’t move Michigan forward. They merely spin the tires deeper into the muck of state government’s standard operating procedure.”
State Reps. Phil Green and Matthew Bierlein today highlighted the opening of the revamped Caro Psychiatric Hospital – a key development for the region and access to critical care. Green, who represented Caro in the Michigan House for two legislative terms before districts were redrawn before the start of the 2023-24 term, fought to preserve […]
State Rep. Matthew Bierlein this week voted for a plan that increases stability in local police forces throughout Michigan. House Bill 4176 allows local law enforcement agencies to recover the costs of sponsoring a police academy recruit if that recruit only ends up staying with a department for a brief period. The plan will allow […]
State Rep. Matthew Bierlein has introduced legislation giving farmers more freedom as they seek to generate additional income and make a living. House Bill 4680 addresses zoning ordinances. It states that zoning ordinances can’t prohibit barns or other facilities located on agricultural land from being used as commercial venues for weddings or similar events. The […]
State Rep. Matthew Bierlein has submitted a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm – outlining concerns with recent comments that could put the country’s servicemembers at risk as they defend our freedoms. During a recent Senate Armed Forces Committee hearing, Granholm expressed staunch support for a plan that would transition Army vehicles […]
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