State Rep. Mark Tisdel Updates: May Office Hours, Budget Funding, School Safety Grant

May 9, 2022 - State Rep. Mark Tisdel announces May office hours

State Rep. Mark Tisdel today invited Greater Rochester residents to join him for office hours on Monday, May 23.

The meeting will be held in Conference Room A at the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road in Rochester, between 6pm and 8pm. The event is open to the public, and no appointment is necessary to attend.

Tisdel, R-Rochester Hills, looks forward to meeting with Greater Rochester residents to hear from them and discuss his work in the state Capitol.

Tisdel represents Michigan’s 45th House District in the state House of Representatives. The district includes the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills and part of Oakland Township.


May 5, 2022 - State Rep. Mark Tisdel supports budget funding schools, roads, public safety

State Rep. Mark Tisdel and the Michigan House of Representatives this week approved a budget to fund state government, supporting key services such as schools, roads and police.

“Our budget will help ensure families and small businesses in Greater Rochester are on the right track,” said Tisdel, R-Rochester Hills. “Education funding helps parents and teachers train the youngest generation for success. Law enforcement support — including much-needed recruitment assistance for local officers — helps police keep our homes and businesses safe. Road repairs help everyone travel safely around the community.”

The House plan contains major funding for school aid. The school aid budget provides for an equal per-pupil foundation allowance for Michigan’s public schools, increasing the amount to $9,000 per student. The proposed foundation funding is more than $2,000 higher per pupil than a decade ago.

Tisdel also praised funding for Michigan State Police and local law enforcement. The House plan would improve public safety by aiding officer recruitment and retention efforts at the local level. Other funds would help purchase body cameras, communication equipment and other gear for law enforcement. A $10 million grant program would support community policing programs.

To ensure roads of all kinds are kept in good shape, the budget would add one-time support of $750 million to help local governments repair roads and bridges under their jurisdiction. This funding is part of the nearly $6.8 billion overall budget for the Michigan Department of Transportation included in the House plan.

The House plan will help Michigan workers expand their skills and prepare them for new job opportunities with funding for educational programs, such as the Reconnect program for adults seeking an associate degree or skilled trades certification, as well as the Going PRO Talent Fund, which also supports trades education.

Finally, the House left $1 billion for a potential tax cut, which Tisdel and fellow lawmakers hope to pass soon to help Michigan families.

The House approved the budget bills on Wednesday and Thursday, and the plan now advances to the Senate.


May 4, 2022 - State Rep. Mark Tisdel touts safety grant for Greater Rochester school

State Rep. Mark Tisdel today congratulated The Montessori School Rochester for receiving a school safety grant from the state of Michigan.

“Keeping students safe is a critical task for Michigan schools,” said Tisdel, R-Rochester Hills. “This grant will support The Montessori School Rochester as it educates and protects students in our community.”

The Rochester Hills school was awarded $47,270 through the Competitive School Safety Grant Program (CSSGP). Grant funding can be used to pay for equipment or technology to increase safety at the school.


About State Representative Mark Tisdel

State Rep. Mark Tisdel, of Rochester Hills, represents Greater Rochester in the Michigan House of Representatives. The 45th House District, which Tisdel represents, includes the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills and part of Oakland Township.

Representative Mark Tisdel is one of 110 Members of The Michigan House of Representatives who are elected by the qualified electors of districts having approximately 77,000 to 91,000 residents.

Representatives are elected in even-numbered years to 2-year terms. Legislative districts are drawn on the basis of population figures through the federal decennial census.

May 9, 2022, from the office of 45th District Michigan House Representative Mark A. Tisdel

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