Rep. VanSingel issues statement following ‘no’ vote on income tax

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, of Grant, voted no on the income tax rollback legislation early this morning. Rep. VanSingel issued the following statement: “As a strong fiscal conservative, I understand the importance of lowering taxes for hard-working Michigan families, however, I voted against this tax repeal because it would have created a tremendous budget shortfall….

Rep. Inman explains ‘no’ vote on income tax

State Rep. Larry C. Inman, of Traverse City, issued the following statement after a 12-hour session regarding his ‘no’ vote on the income tax bill that was defeated on the House floor this morning at 2:30 a.m.: “House Bill 4001 has a significant negative fiscal impact to Michigan’s budget and I believe that it is…

Rep. VanSingel announces March office hours

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, of Grant, will hold in-district office hours this March with residents of Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties.  “I want to get to know all the residents that I represent so that they are assured I am invested in the future of their families, our local communities and this great state,” said…

Rep. Cole joins lawmakers in unveiling plan to move Michigan forward

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, joined fellow lawmakers today at the Capitol to unveil the 2017-2018 House Republican Action Plan, which is the guiding document for the upcoming legislative session. “There are many things to consider as we continue to make Michigan great again and this Action Plan serves not as checklist, but rather…

Rep. Runestad joins colleagues in unveiling plan to move Michigan forward

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake joined colleagues today at the Capitol to unveil the 2017-2018 House Republican Action Plan, which is the guiding document for the upcoming legislative session. “Our society is only as strong as our most vulnerable population and the House Republican Action Plan outlines the need to place people above…

Rep. VanSingel joins lawmakers in unveiling plan to move Michigan forward

State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant joined fellow lawmakers today at the Capitol to unveil the 2017-2018 House Republican Action Plan, which is the guiding document for the upcoming legislative session. “The Action Plan outlines the demand to strengthen agriculture and protect our natural resources so that we can ensure the second largest part of…

Rep. Reilly: Action Plan is a commitment to our state’s long-term financial health

State Representative John Reilly of Oakland Township joined fellow lawmakers today at the Capitol to unveil the 2017-2018 House Republican Action Plan, which is the guiding document for the upcoming legislative session. Reilly served on the Policy Development Committee and had a significant role in determining what issues would be outlined in the Action Plan….

House Republicans announce Action Plan for 2017-18 session

State Rep. Tim Kelly joined House Speaker Tom Leonard in announcing the 2017-18 Action Plan during a news conference today at the state Capitol. The Action Plan is a comprehensive outline that details key priorities for the current legislative session with the specific goal of making Michigan a better place to live, work and raise…

Rep. Rendon chairs first House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, held her first Families, Children and Seniors House Committee meeting last week at the state Capitol. Rep. Rendon began the meeting with introductions from committee members. “First and foremost, it is an honor to be selected as chair. It is my goal as leader of this committee to…

Rep. Cole chairs first Transportation and Infrastructure committee meeting

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, chaired his first House committee meeting on Transportation and Infrastructure at the state Capitol. Rep. Cole began the meeting with introductions from committee members. “I am honored to have the opportunity to preside over this committee as it is one of the core functions of the legislature and essential…

Rep. Kesto announces regular office hours

Lawmaker adds presentation for seniors to ‘Espresso with Kesto’ State Rep. Klint Kesto  announced today that he will host regular monthly office hours and encourages residents to attend his monthly senior event with a presentation from the Attorney General’s office. Rep. Kesto, of Commerce Township, said ‘Espresso with Kesto’ will take place on the third…

Boyne City native joins Rep. Cole’s staff

State Representative Triston Cole is pleased to announce Boyne City native Henry Wolf has joined his staff as director of constituent relations. Wolf attended Boyne City Public Schools until moving to Saginaw where he graduated from Nouvel Catholic Central High School. Wolf earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Central Michigan University and enjoys…