Rep Farrington calls first six months of term a success

first_img27Jul Rep. Farrington calls first six months of term a success State Rep. Diana Farrington today said she is pleased with the progress she and her colleagues have made thus far this legislative term on issues that matter most to the people of Macomb County.“I’ve listened to people’s needs when it comes to prioritizing tax dollars,” said Farrington, of Utica, who took office in January. “We worked very hard to develop a responsible budget and I am proud to support it.”She said next year’s budget, approved by the House in June, includes record-high funding for K-12 education and forces the government to live within its means.“We’re putting more money in the classrooms, where it does the most good, and expanding career technical education opportunities,” she said. “Additionally, overall spending for next year’s budget does not exceed the rate of inflation, forcing the government to tighten its belts just like families across our state.”Farrington said another one of her top priorities is helping local communities, which she believes the House has done a good job addressing so far this term.“The budget we approved includes $6.2 million for cities, villages and townships and an increase across the board for all counties,” the legislator said.Furthermore, the representative stated that Michigan’s tattered roads and bridges will receive increased funding to make travel and commuting better and safer for residents and visitors.She also prioritized helping local governments this term. Farrington said the House is working to ensure local governments can take action when out-of-state individuals avoid paying taxes on vacation homes in Michigan. She also supports eliminating the pension tax for police and fire personnel who are not covered by social security.“There’s still more to be done to allow Michiganders to thrive and make life better here, but I truly believe we’re headed in the right direction,” she said. Categories: Diana Farrington Newslast_img read more