State Rep. Rodney Wakeman this week was appointed by House Speaker Jason Wentworth to serve on the House Communications and Technology Committee.
The House Communications and Technology Committee deliberates on telecommunications issues such as expanding rural broadband and other topics related to emerging technologies.
“I’m ready to get to work on this committee’s business and dive into communications issues on behalf of our community,” said Wakeman, of Saginaw Township. “There’s a great need to expand access to broadband internet, especially in our rural communities.”
The new committee appointment comes in addition to Wakeman’s previous assignments. He will continue to serve as chair of the House Families, Children and Senior Committee and vice-chair of the Financial Services Committee. He also serves on the committees for Commerce & Tourism, and Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation.
State Rep. Rodney Wakeman, chair of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee, is spearheading a plan to offer better services to Michigan’s most vulnerable children by making changes to critical areas where Michigan’s adoption and foster care system is falling short.
Rep. Wakeman, whose House district includes Frankenmuth, says the legislation just approved by the House suspending the state’s gas tax for six months would have a positive impact on Michigan tourism, and holds up Frankenmuth and the Saginaw Bay regions as places that would benefit.