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 Rep. Matthew Bierlein, of Vassar, will give people across Genesee, Saginaw, Bay and Tuscola counties a seat at the table when key legislation is discussed in the Michigan Legislature as House committee assignments were announced today for the 2023-24 legislative term. Rep. Bierlein was named the Republican vice-chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative […]
State Rep. Matthew Bierlein, of Vassar, today announced his House office in Lansing is open to help serve people in the 97th House District. “I am honored to represent people in Bay, Genesee, Saginaw and Tuscola counties. Listening to people in our communities is a fundamental component of representation,” Bierlein said. “I encourage people to […]
PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Matthew Bierlein, of Vassar, recently welcomed four classes of fourth grade students from List Elementary in Frankenmuth to the state Capitol in Lansing on Thursday, Jan. 5 and Friday, Jan. 6. Bierlein recently began his first term in the Michigan House serving residents in the 97th District, which includes portions of […]
While the governor’s address was one of her more optimistic speeches — and I hope she stays true to her word on some of the topics she touched on — she missed the mark on issues that matter most to people in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.