Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Rep. Bill Rogers won the Republican Primary Tuesday, according to unofficial poll results.
Rep. Bill Rogers (R-Brighton) defeated GOP opponent Dale Rogers in the Republican Primary on Tuesday and will go on to face Shanda Willis (D) and James Lewis II (Libertarian) in November. Rogers, who was first elected to the office in 2008, received 8,575 votes, with all precincts reporting. Dale Rogers, a Novi High School teacher and Hamburg Township resident, received 3,112 votes. "I'm happy it's over with," Rogers said. "It's one step down and another one to go. We'll be working just as hard. And I have to say Dale was a class act. He came to the breakfast this morning and we shook hands." Dale Rogers criticized Bill Rogers for his support of using school aid money for colleges and universities, instead of K-12 education. Rogers said …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Rogers seeks re-election as state representative.
Name : Mr. Bill Rogers Age : 58 Place of residence : Brighton, MI Attended college : Yes College : Michigan State University Degree : B.A Public Administration & Personnel Year of graduation : 1976 Job titles held : NA Employers : Owner, EBI, Home Builder Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: State Representative, 42nd District Chamber/district: 42nd House District Incumbent: Yes First elected: 06 November 2009 Previous elective offices : State Representative, 2010-Present Livingston County Board of Commissioners, 1999-2009 Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : N/A Address Brighton MI 48116 Name : Meghan Lizotte Title : Campaign Manager/Treasurer Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Bill.Rogers.…
Sunday, June 3, 2012
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Michigan’s (AICUM) Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Leadership recognizes dedication to independent colleges.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
On Saturday, State Rep. Bill Rogers (R-Brighton) was recognized with the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Michigan’s (AICUM) Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Leadership during Cleary University's summer commencement ceremony. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes commitment and dedication to independent colleges. “Rep. Bill Rogers is a true champion of education,” said Edward Blews, AICUM president. “During the last four years, he stood in the breach and courageously led the charge to save the need-based Michigan Tuition Grants financial aid funding, which enables Michigan citizens to attend independent colleges—like Cleary University—at a tremendous savings to the state and its taxpayers.” Rogers …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The House of Representatives is taking a proactive approach in preparing school districts for facing online assessments beginning the 2014-2015 school year.
As Brighton Schools and others throughout the state prepare for major changes to the way students are assessed on statewide exams, one of the issues officials are considering is how they will pay for the necessary technology needed to administer the online tests. State Rep. Bill Rogers, R-Brighton, is hoping to help. He wants to help districts pay for the technology by offering state-sponsored technology grants. The sticking point, though, is that the money - $75 million - that he's targeting is already budgeted in Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal for an incentive program that would reward districts based on how well students score on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP). Rogers said that plan makes little sense because of two …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Data shows $900 of the money comes from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
State Sen. Joe Hune — whose district includes the Brighton and Hartland areas — received more than $1,900 in the form of free meals from lobbyists, ranking him the third highest in the state, according to an article in the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus. The newspaper reported more $900 came from the nonprofit health giant Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Hune, R-Hamburg Township, is the chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee and has opposed a push to make Blue Cross a for-profit. A Hune staffer defended the meals, saying the lawmaker has a busy schedule and people often meet while eating. State Rep. Bill Rogers, R-Brighton, accepted $237 while State Rep. Cindy Denby, R-Handy Township, took none, the paper reported. The Press…