Rep. Norine Hammond addresses education, agriculture, taxes, and the state budget stalemate (from McDonough County Voice April 26, 2017)

from McDonough County Voice, April 26, 2017, By: Jared DuBach  

MACOMB — While much of the public’s focus has been on the issues surrounding the 22-month state budget stalemate, a number of bills have been making their way through the General Assembly with regard to environmental concerns and impact on statewide industry.

The Voice on Friday sat down with state Rep. Norine Hammond, R-Macomb, to talk about a nmber of bills she has sponsored and co-sponsored, as well as her recent appointment as vice chair of the Midwestern Legislative Conference Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee. The committee provides bipartisan collaboration among 11 Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces.

The Committee The ag and natural resource committee is part of the Council of State Governments, which includes all 50 states and eight Canadian provinces. The council has various areas broken into regions, and State Ag and Rural Leaders (SARL) is part of the Midwest council region. In 2011, Hammond was appointed to SARL by the Democrat majority in the House. She has been on SARL’s board for…read more here