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Making a difference through donation

April is National Organ Donation month sponsored by Donate Life America. In Michigan alone, there were 3,277 people waiting for an organ transplant at the beginning of the year, and most were waiting on a kidney. The mission of Donate Life America is to encourage individuals to become organ, eye and tissue donors and provide…

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Learn how to make the most of your hard-earned money during Financial Literacy Month

Financial literacy is an incredibly important skill for your personal and professional lives (unless you’re the federal government), and that’s why April is dedicated to educating individuals on the importance of this skill, as well as budgeting, savings and more ways to make the most of your money. Mymoney.gov has some great tips to help…

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Reinventing Michigan: Making state government open and accountable

House Republicans have been working to create a more transparent state government, and the progress is showing. The Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) recently released its fifth annual Following the Money report, examining online access to government spending data. Michigan was ranked as the 15th-best state for government transparency nationwide, earning 86.5 out of 100…

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#FF: House Republicans take action while House Democrats play politics

Welcome to this week’s #FollowFriday! As we near the middle of budget season, it’s important to see how budgets are discussed, voted on, passed and signed into law each year. Over the next few weeks, we will go over Republican proposals to continue moving Michigan forward, even as some Democrats work to drive us back…


Recent News:

McMillin to host April office hours

State Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, has announced upcoming in-district office hours for the month of April. McMillin invites residents to meet with him on Monday, April 21, from 9–10 a.m. at the Older Persons Commission, located at 650 Letica Dr. in Rochester. No appointment is necessary to meet with McMillin. Residents unable to attend…

Price to hold April office hours in Grand Haven, Park Township

State Rep. Amanda Price will sponsor a pair of in-district office hours during April to meet with local residents and discuss issues of interest or concern. Price will be at Coffee Grounds, 41 Washington Ave. in Grand Haven, from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, April 18. The lawmaker will also be at Park Township…

Nesbitt announces state grant to develop Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery

Project funded through Natural Resources Trust Fund State Rep. Aric Nesbitt today announced a state grant has been awarded to improve the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery in Mattawan. The fish hatchery received a $295,000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) grant as part of a $27.6 million package to support 44 outdoor recreation development projects…

Glardon invites residents to attend Personal Property Tax town hall on April 17

Special guest will be Lt. Gov. Brian Calley Local residents are invited to a town hall meeting regarding the phase-out of the Personal Property Tax, hosted by state Rep. Ben Glardon. The event will also feature special guest, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who will explain the phase-out in detail and answer questions from residents. The…

Rep. Outman to meet with residents on April 18

State Rep. Rick Outman invites residents to join him for office hours in Lakeview on April 18. Outman, R-Six Lakes, will host office hours from 8 to 9 a.m. on April 18 at the McDonald’s restaurant in Lakeview, located at 9150 Howard City-Edmore Road. “I encourage anyone with a question or suggestion about state and…