State Rep. Brian BeGole, of Antrim Township today issued the following statement in response to House Democrats bypassing the traditional committee deliberation process regarding Senate Bill 7:
“When legislators came to Lansing, they pledged to represent the interests, values and concerns of people in their districts every day. This is fundamental to representation and doing the work of the people.
“Unfortunately, I was unable to do that to my full capacity yesterday for people in Genesee, Saginaw and Shiawassee counties because of tactics used by Democrats to advance a bill a lot of people have been left in the dark on.
“There was no committee process for this bill and particulars remain light. Is it a secret Democrat spending plan? That’s a darn good question that hard-working taxpayers in communities I represent who are helping foot the bill for state government would like to know the answer to. I think a lot of people were looking to how Democrats would operate in majority in the Legislature. This stunt was not a promising start.”
State Rep. Brian BeGole this week opposed financial disclosure plans in the Legislature, saying they don’t go far enough to improve the state’s dismal government transparency standing and deliver on expectations from voters. Senate Bills 613-616 install some disclosure requirements for Michigan’s state-level elected officials. But the requirements are thin – barely meeting the minimum […]
The Michigan House today overwhelmingly advanced legislation from state Rep. Brian BeGole that ensures Michigan county sheriff positions are experienced and able to serve residents and communities effectively. Currently, the only requirement to run for county sheriff in Michigan is to be a registered and qualified elector in the county in which election is sought […]
State Rep. Brian BeGole today voted against a partisan plan that will radically alter Michigan’s energy policy, highlighting a targeted effort to centralize key energy decisions that will impact communities and residents. Measures approved by House Democrats today would strip control away from local communities concerning the siting and construction of large-scale solar and wind […]
A plan providing local police departments across the state with needed revenue flexibility to keep communities and neighborhoods safer was advanced overwhelmingly on Tuesday by the Michigan House. Vehicles that have been damaged beyond repair and deemed to be a total loss by an insurance company go through a process that provides them with scrap […]