State Rep. Jamie Thompson, of Brownstown, today issued the following statement after the Michigan House advanced Senate Bill 125, which expands resources available for local infrastructure improvement projects. Thompson voted in support of the bill and has fought for a resolution to a related project in Woodhaven, which she represents as part of the 28th House District:
“Today I am delighted to announce legislation that will help resolve rail grade separation challenges in Michigan is just a few small steps from becoming law. This significant achievement will pave the way for a specifically tailored program for these types of issues – empowering both the state and our communities to prioritize vital crossings in need of attention.
“A new, specialized grant program will serve as a crucial resource for areas across our state, assisting them in managing the substantial costs associated with these projects. The passing of this legislation marks a significant triumph for our district specifically. The Grade Separation project at Allen and Vanhorn in Woodhaven would become eligible for increased prioritization based on established criteria. I am committed to continuing my advocacy for the completion of this project, and my office stands ready to provide any necessary assistance to ensure its realization.
“By addressing rail grade separation issues, we are not only enhancing transportation efficiency but also improving safety and accessibility for our communities. The passage of this legislation highlights our dedication to the betterment of Michigan’s infrastructure and the well-being of its residents. I will continue working on behalf of our region, and I am looking forward to this bill being signed into law soon.”
State Rep. Jamie Thompson today said Democrat abortion plans moving through the Legislature undermine the health and safety of women and push far beyond what voters approved through a 2022 ballot initiative. House Bills 4949-59, tabbed the “Reproductive Health Act,” were considered this past week by the House Health Policy Committee, which Thompson serves on. […]
PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jamie Thompson is joined by Brownstown Deputy Chief of Police Andrew Starzec on Thursday, Sept. 7 during a special ceremony at the state Capitol commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The ceremony honors first responders and members of the military from Michigan, including those who died in the line of duty […]
State Rep. Jamie Thompson has introduced legislation that will give police officers an extra asset to keep themselves safe on the job while serving their communities. House Bill 5014 would require licensed law enforcement officials to achieve a blue belt in jiujitsu or certification of equivalent grappling training. Other acceptable training would include mixed martial […]
State Rep. Jamie Thompson today said multiple elements of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announced agenda work against families, consumers and small business owners in Michigan. Whitmer and Democrat leaders went through several initiatives on Wednesday that ultimately will ramp up regulation and costs while not addressing problems and priorities many in the state feel are more […]