first_img Categories: News Lawmaker will serve on three other panels State Rep. Anthony Forlini has been named chair of the House Financial Services Committee by Speaker Kevin Cotter. Forlini also will serve as a member of three other important committees.Forlini, R-Harrison Township, said his 32 years of financial-service experience will be invaluable in his role as chair of the Financial Services Committee.“My knowledge of money comes from my background in the financial-service industry,” Forlini said. “This provides me a huge wealth of knowledge while serving as the chair for Financial Services. Serving four years with the House Appropriations Committee should prove invaluable now that I am on the policy side of the legislation.”He also was named to the House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors, the Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.Forlini said he looks forward to the role he can take as he continues to work to improve the lives of senior citizens in the state.“I have had a great relationship working with seniors from Harrison and Clinton townships and when I previously represented St. Clair Shores,” Forlini said. “From having an annual shred day in Harrison Township and conducting Senior Brigades at Clinton Township, I truly enjoy working with the seniors and hard-working families within the community.”His role on the Natural Resources Committee also fits in with his efforts to preserve the natural beauty of Lake St. Clair and the surrounding areas.“I believe it is critical to protect the Great Lakes,” Forlini said. “As vice chairman of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee last session, I was able to secure a $100,000 appropriation to open a laboratory at Lake St. Clair Metropark. This lab will test water samples taken from three local beaches to test for water safety and make the appropriate beach closures if the bacteria levels get too high. This allows residents from local communities to have timely water testing results from the local waterways.”Forlini said he also said he relishes the role he will have in protecting Michigan’s “blue economy” on the Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee.“I believe in promoting the state as Pure Michigan, and in Macomb County we refer to it as the ‘blue economy,’” Forlini said. “I have the privilege to live close to Lake St. Clair in Macomb County and I take advantage of the outdoor recreation it provides. I am also an avid bicyclist who has biked through Michigan and various locations around the world. I plan to encourage and promote the state of Michigan to attract visitors from other states and countries, which will increase revenue for our state.”#####center_img 16Jan Forlini named to chair House Financial Services Committeelast_img

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