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, today said many proposed initiatives within Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address will create further affordability concerns for people, instead of easing the stress on their budgets. Whitmer laid out plans for two years of free community college for all high school graduates, $1.4 billion in housing […]
State Rep. Matthew Bierlein today called for action in the coming year on legislative reforms he has sponsored to ensure government programs are efficient and transparent for both people who use them and taxpayers who help fund them. Michigan’s nonpartisan Office of the Auditor General today released its fifth and final audit of the state’s […]
PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Matthew Bierlein (right), of Vassar, welcomed Millington Chief of Police Brian Cartner as his guest on Wednesday, Jan. 24 for this year’s State of the State Address at the state Capitol building in Lansing.
State Rep. Matthew Bierlein said answers are needed to address a recent report that the head of Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission may have worked to tailor individual districts to certain candidates, as well as another report that disclosed multiple members of the commission may be living out of state. According to the Detroit News […]