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Rep. Hank Vaupel announces reoccurring office hours schedule

State Rep. Hank Vaupel today announced that office hours will now take place on the third Friday of every month at the following times and locations: Gregory: 1 to 2 p.m. at Alma’s Sweets and Eats, located at 144 Main St. Fowlerville: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, located at 941 S. Grand Ave….

Rep. Vaupel addresses attendees at the Thai Summit groundbreaking tree ceremony.

Rep. Vaupel pleased with Thai Summit expansion

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville, participated in a groundbreaking tree ceremony at Thai Summit Corp. earlier this week. The multi-national engineering company announced at the ceremony that it will expand its 976,000-square-foot Howell facility by an additional 54,000 square feet. The expansion will bring with it some 50 job openings for die finishers, machine maintenance…

Lawmakers drafting legislation to subject DIA to Open Meetings Act, FOIA laws

Bills currently being drafted by state Reps. Ken Goike and Jim Runestad would subject the Detroit Institute of Arts to the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act in an effort to encourage more transparency from the organization that is under fire for giving hefty raises and bonuses to its top officials. The…

Rep. García announces alternate date for September office hours

State Representative Daniela García today informed residents of Ottawa County that her local office hours for September are being rescheduled for Monday, September 14, in light of a conflict with her regular first-of-the-month office hours falling on Labor Day. Locations and times are as follows: 11 a.m. to noon at Gary Byker Memorial Library, 3388…

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ICYMI: An update from House Republicans

House Republicans have been hard at work in their districts, placing their focus on local residents while also preparing for session to fully kick back into gear in the fall. Check out what’s been going on below. In the News: Rep. Holly Hughes hosted Speaker Kevin Cotter in Muskegon County, where they met with local…


College should be accessible, tuition affordable

When it comes to higher education, House Republicans want to make Michigan colleges and universities as accessible as possible. In order to do so, we have to keep tuition affordable for families across the state. You may be aware that over the past few years, Republicans have made continued increases in base higher education funding,…