State Rep. Jamie Thompson, of Brownstown, today issued the following statement after plans to demolish the 112-year-old Reading Building in Flat Rock were finalized and the building’s demolition is imminent. Thompson represents Flat Rock in the Michigan House:
“I am disappointed in this outcome. This building has had generations of people pass through its doors and it is sad to see such a significant piece of the community’s history go away.
“Over the past several months, I have heard from many people in Flat Rock who wanted to save the building and re-purpose it. I have pursued numerous avenues to try and make that a reality, including communicating with the Flat Rock Community Schools Board and advocating for $5 million in the current budget plan that would have covered costs. Unfortunately, this money was not appropriated.
“I am appreciative of the work people in the area did to bring this issue to the forefront, their tireless efforts to fight for this building and detailed plans put forth to preserve it. We must not devalue what ties us all together as a community – and this building was a staple in Flat Rock for over a century.”
State Rep. Jamie Thompson today said Democrat abortion plans moving through the Legislature undermine the health and safety of women and push far beyond what voters approved through a 2022 ballot initiative. House Bills 4949-59, tabbed the “Reproductive Health Act,” were considered this past week by the House Health Policy Committee, which Thompson serves on. […]
PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jamie Thompson is joined by Brownstown Deputy Chief of Police Andrew Starzec on Thursday, Sept. 7 during a special ceremony at the state Capitol commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The ceremony honors first responders and members of the military from Michigan, including those who died in the line of duty […]
State Rep. Jamie Thompson has introduced legislation that will give police officers an extra asset to keep themselves safe on the job while serving their communities. House Bill 5014 would require licensed law enforcement officials to achieve a blue belt in jiujitsu or certification of equivalent grappling training. Other acceptable training would include mixed martial […]
State Rep. Jamie Thompson today said multiple elements of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announced agenda work against families, consumers and small business owners in Michigan. Whitmer and Democrat leaders went through several initiatives on Wednesday that ultimately will ramp up regulation and costs while not addressing problems and priorities many in the state feel are more […]