MIDLAND DAILY NEWS: Glenn addresses school issues

• Rep. Gary Glenn toured The Midland Academy, a public charter school, where he read to kindergartners, witnessed a demonstration by the school’s robotics club, and spoke to a third grade class that is studying state government and to a senior history class.

• Glenn on Tuesday was the only Republican candidate attending the Midland Education Association Retirees’ candidate forum. He told the union-affiliated group that he has come close in each of the last two state budgets to winning forMidland Public Schools a share of the state’s “at risk” funding, and he predicted it will finally occur for the first time in the 2017 budget. “At risk” funding is state dollars given to school districts to assist low-income children who qualify for the federal school lunch program, but the funding to date has gone only to districts in which 50 percent or more of students meet that standard.

• Glenn, vice chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, reported that he had received an award from the Michigan Schools Energy Cooperative for his efforts to hold down school electricity costs, including legislation to allow all schools to buy electricity from the least expensive supplier they can find.

• Glenn met with Central Michigan University professor Tom Rohrer to discuss sustainable energy policy and that evening held a meet-and-greet fundraiser at the home of Ron and Gaye Beebe of Midland. Friday, he was a guest on WJR Radio’s “Frank Beckmann Show,” broadcast live from Northwood University’s International Auto Show, and later that day participated in the presentation of a check from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to Pinconning city officials for an Infrastructure Capacity Enhancement construction project.

Glenn has received the following endorsements:

• Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan

• Corn Growers of Michigan

• Great Lakes Education Project

• Home Builders Association of Michigan

• Michigan Agri-Business Association

• Michigan Bankers Association

• Michigan Chamber of Commerce

• Michigan Farm Bureau Federation

• Michigan Vaccine Freedom

• National Association of Theater Owners-Michigan

• National Federation of Independent Business-Michigan

• National Rifle Association

• Small Business Association of Michigan


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