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Rep. Cole encourages Northern Michigan residents to join free fishing weekend

  State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, encourages anglers to partake in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Free Fishing Weekend this Feb. 13 and 14. The department is waiving fishing license requirements for the upcoming weekend so residents and tourists across the state looking to drop a line will be able to enjoy Michigan’s…

Nancee Privacky (right) speaks in support of House Bill 4046, which was written by Rep. Holly Hughes (left), before the House Committee on Transportation today in Lansing. The legislation is also called the “Privacky Law” for Nancee Privacky’s two children who were killed a Muskegon County rear-end collision with a school bus in 2011.

Rep. Hughes joins family, school officials in testifying on Privacky Law

LANSING – Nancee Privacky joined Rep. Holly Hughes and multiple other officials before the House Committee on Transportation today, testifying in support of House Bill 4046 that would mandate new school buses have enhanced lighting to help protect students getting on or off the buses. HB 4046 is also called the “Privacky Law,” named for…


Rep. Howrylak introduces Fourth Amendment protection bill

Rep. Martin Howrylak last week introduced House Bill 5162, a bill that will help safeguard the Fourth Amendment rights of Michigan residents. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects against unreasonable search and seizure, recognizing the fundamental right to property and privacy. Under HB 5162, state and local governments would be prohibited from…

Safety first, speed limits second

Guest Column by State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford With the recent passage of the speed limits bill package out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee there have been some questions surrounding this legislation. First and foremost, I want to make it abundantly clear that my intention has always been securing the safety of our…

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House committee approves education professional development standards

LANSING – Legislation to promote professional development for teachers and administrators was approved by the House Committee on Education today. “The best teachers are the ones that are prepared and have the best educational foundation, especially early in their careers,” said Rep. Ken Yonker, who co-sponsored House Bills 5156-5159. “We feel this updates the requirements…


The Spirit of the Season

House Republicans encourage you to have a safe, happy, charitable December Whatever your traditions this time of year, the holidays are a time of giving. Whether that means gifts for loved ones, time spent with family or acts of service, ’tis the season for thinking about others. That’s why many lawmakers, such as state Reps….