State Rep. Rodney Wakeman today was appointed by Speaker Jason Wentworth to serve as chair of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee.
Wakeman, of Saginaw Township, said he is honored to lead the committee, which is tasked with improving life for all Michigan residents, including the most vulnerable. It also focuses on policies to help Michigan families thrive and streamline social service programs.
“This is an incredible responsibility,” Wakeman said. “I look forward to this opportunity to work on good, sound policy solutions to problems that touch many lives across our state. My focus will be on protecting our most vulnerable and improving life for Michigan residents of all ages.”
Additionally, Wakeman will continue to serve on three committees carried over from last term. He has been elevated to vice chair of the Financial Services Committee, and will serve as a member of the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation, and Commerce and Tourism committees.
Residents may contact Wakeman’s office via email at RodneyWakeman@house.mi.gov or call (517) 373-0837.
State Rep. Rodney Wakeman, chair of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee, this week announced a comprehensive plan aimed at improving access to high-quality, affordable childcare for Michigan families.
Rep. Wakeman talks about passage Tuesday by the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee of his legislation that would offer a $210 state income tax exemption for mothers who are at least 12 weeks pregnant by the end of the tax year and under the care and observation of a physician.
Rep. Wakeman says legislation announced on Thursday to protect Michigan’s seniors from elder abuse will focus on reforms impacting conservators and guardians. The plan stems from the 2019 report of the state’s Elder Abuse Task Force.