State Rep. Mark Tisdel, R-Rochester Hills, sings the national anthem during a ceremony at the Rochester Fire Department on Sunday, Sept. 11. The ceremony commemorated the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The unconscionable shooting at Oxford High School, which left four young people dead and several other students and adults wounded, upended the local community and our entire state. Within days, I had sketched out policy proposals to boost gun safety in Michigan. After thorough discussions and revisions, fellow legislators and I introduced the resulting bipartisan plan in the Michigan House of Representatives.
It’s a busy but exciting season for families in Greater Rochester, as students, parents, and teachers kick off another school year. In recent years, the Michigan Legislature has regularly approved record budgets for our K-12 schools. The new bipartisan school aid budget is no exception, but the record $19.6 billion plan does make exceptional investments in education.