News From Rep. Cambensy

Friday, January 19, 2018

LANSING — The House passed Senate Bill 574 yesterday, which will allow charter schools to siphon off regional school millage dollars approved by voters. In response, state Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) issued the following statement:

“Yesterday, the majority of representatives put special interests over children by giving profit-driven charter schools the right to benefit from regional enhancement property taxes levied at the intermediate school district level.

“When education management organizations that run charter schools aren't...

Friday, January 12, 2018

LANSING – State Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) invited a class from Marquette Senior High School onto the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon during their visit to the Capitol for a statewide civic competition. Citizens are only allowed on the floor when accompanied by a legislator.

Having worked as the director of adult and community education at Marquette Area Public Schools for the last 10 years, Cambensy said she missed working with students....

Thursday, January 11, 2018

LANSING — “I stand with my colleagues and Governor Snyder in Lansing in recognizing that we have a severe shortage of skilled tradesmen and women in our state right now.  The worst thing we could do to rebuild our skilled workforce is repeal prevailing wage. 

“But there is another important reason why I stand firmly behind prevailing wage. As one of the most fiscally prudent Marquette city commissioners for the past five years, I support...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

"It is with a heavy heart that our office has learned of the passing of Marquette Mayor Tom Baldini today. He was a pioneer in Marquette politics, working as the U.P. representative for Governor Blanchard, political advisor for Congressman Bart Stupak and appointed chairman for the prestigious International Joint Commission under President Clinton, among many, many other positions throughout his career. He was also a beloved history teacher at Marquette Senior High School, where everywhere he...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

LANSING — Today, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the 3 percent of teacher pay illegally held back by the state must be refunded. The ruling follows an earlier decision declaring the law that allowed the hold to be unconstitutional. In response, state Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) issued the following statement:

"Today the Michigan Supreme Court ordered that $550 million be returned to our public school employees. This is a huge victory, 7 years...