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Speaker Cotter appoints Rep. Jim Runestad to national committee

Lawmaker to serve on the National Conference of State Legislatures Committee on Health and Human Services State Rep. Jim Runestad was appointed by Speaker Kevin Cotter to serve on the Health and Human Services Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures for the 2015-16 biennium. Rep. Runestad, who is in his first term in the…

Rep. Barrett bill protects rights of veterans with service dogs

Measure part of bipartisan legislation in House, Senate   State Rep. Tom Barrett this week was joined by a constituent with his service dog as lawmakers introduced a bipartisan package of bills to protect veterans’ rights to have trained dogs accompany them in public settings. Rep. Barrett, R-Potterville, was joined at a Capitol news conference…

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Rep. Sheppard joins effort to protect Michiganders’ property rights

Lawmakers introduce bipartisan civil asset forfeiture reforms Representatives in the Michigan House this week proposed legislation to protect Michigan residents from the improper seizure of personal property by police agencies. As part of a multi-bill package, state Rep. Jason Shepherd’s House Bill 4506 helps increase transparency and accountability by creating new reporting requirements for all…

Rep. Leonard invites residents to May in-district office hours

Local residents with ideas or questions about state or local government are invited to join state Rep. Tom Leonard during his regularly scheduled office hours in St. Johns and Ithaca in May. Office hours will take place: In St. Johns on Friday, May 8, at the Big Boy, 1408 S. U.S. 27, from 9 to…


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House Republicans make progress on 50 percent of Action Plan items

In only the first three months of the new legislative session, House Republicans have made progress on more than 50 percent of their Action Plan items. House Republicans have made it a priority to focus on making Michigan a better state for everyone who works and lives here. Earlier this year, we introduced our annual Action Plan…

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Ag Day at the Capitol: Celebrating one of Michigan’s economic engines

Today we welcome Michigan’s agriculture industry to Lansing to recognize the countless positive impacts our producers have in the Great Lakes State, around the nation and internationally. The 5.4 million acres of land across the state that are dedicated to farming supply a healthy variety of crops for our communities and people around the world. Agriculture is Michigan’s…