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New laws improve Michigan water beautification programs

Legislation introduced by Rep. Kim LaSata streamlining rules regulating Michigan’s Adopt-a-River and Adopt-a-Shoreline programs were signed into law by the governor today. Over the years, Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have been separated, combined and separated again through various executive orders. After the most recent split, each…

Rep. Lower hosts March office hours

State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake announced his in-district office hours for the month of March. The representative will be available at the following times and locations: Friday, March 23 Noon to 1 p.m. at the St. Louis City Hall, 300 N. Mill St. in St. Louis. Monday, March 26 9 to 10 a.m….

VanderWall: Grant program vital to Northern Michigan veteran services

State Rep. Curt VanderWall joined the Michigan House of Representatives last week in overwhelmingly approving legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. Under the legislation VanderWall is helping sponsor, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements will receive $25,000, plus an additional…

Rep. LaFave votes to end mandate for new teachers

New teachers would not be forced to take redundant professional development coursework after graduating from college under a school reform plan support by state Rep. Beau LaFave. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, questioned the necessity of a state-mandated professional development course, especially when new teachers should have completed similar coursework in college. “How does it make…

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