News from Progress Michigan

February 5, 2019

Progress Michigan Names Representative Kara Hope Legislator of the Month for January

Hope named for efforts to make government more accountable, help keep Michigan clean

LANSING — Progress Michigan has named Representative Kara Hope its Legislator of the Month for January for introducing legislation to prohibit dirty flowback water from hydraulic fracking as a means of suppressing dust (House Bill 4072), as well as legislation requiring  state agencies to translate public websites into all languages spoken by at least 2.5 percent of Michiganders (House Bill 4073).

“Representative Hope has hit the ground running by introducing two common sense reforms that will keep our environment clean and create more access to state government for all Michiganders,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Voters sent a clear message in the November election they expect elected officials to work for them, and these bills are proof Representative Hope heard the message loud and clear. We are honored to name her our ‘Legislator of the Month’ for January and urge the legislature to pass these bills without delay.”

The Legislator of the Month award is given to an elected official who demonstrates a commitment to a government of the people, by the people and for the people.


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