News from Rep. LaGrand

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

LANSING –– House and Senate Democrats announced their plan during Sunshine Week that will make Michigan a national model for transparency and accountability. Under the Democratic package, state elected officials will be required to disclose their personal finances. And presidential candidates must release their most recent tax returns in order to appear on the Michigan ballot.

“The people of Michigan deserve elected officials who will represent them — not take votes to personally benefit themselves...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) joined his House colleagues today to open the new legislative session at the ceremonial swearing-in held in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. Rep. LaGrand was sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, and was joined by his wife Melissa.

“There is a lot of work to be done on a broad array of issues across the state,” said Rep. LaGrand. “My priority...

State Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With him is his wife, Melissa LaGrand.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LANSING —Legislation sponsored by Reps. Andy Schor (D-Lansing), Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor), David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) and several other Democrat and Republican representatives passed the Senate and was concurred by the House today, and is now on its way to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk. The package, House Bills 5618-5621, and 5693-5695 allow local schools more flexibility when deciding on whether suspension, expulsion, or some other form of discipline is best for an individual student in...

Friday, May 27, 2016

LANSING — Four lawmakers in the Michigan House of Representatives introduced benefit corporation legislation yesterday to bring new entrepreneurship and investment opportunities to Michigan. A benefit corporation, also known as a B-corp, is a type of for-profit corporation that focuses on positive social and environmental impact in addition to more traditional goals, such a maximizing shareholder profits.

Members of the Talent and Place Legislative Caucus, state Representatives Hank Vaupel (R-Fowlerville), Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills), David...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS — State Representative David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) took the oath of office today in the House chamber and officially joined his colleagues. He also took part in a swearing-in ceremony last week at the Grand Rapids Public Schools Administration Building auditorium.

“It’s truly an honor to be elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. This office, and the oath I swore today, is a responsibility I will take very seriously,” LaGrand said. “I...

State Representative David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) takes the oath of office from House Speaker Kevin Cotter on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in the House chamber in Lansing.