Rep. Lucido introduces legislation to protect children and seniors

State Rep. Peter J. Lucido, of Shelby Township, today introduced a bill to protect seniors by ensuring senior care facilities report to a statewide database. Rep. Lucido also recently introduced a bill to require inspections of childcare organizations, which will similarly report to a statewide database. Both bills will require those who do not meet…

House approves Griffin’s bill to give schools financial flexibility for facility improvements

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved Rep. Beth Griffin’s legislation to allow school districts to make energy efficiency and operational upgrades to school facilities by entering into a lease-purchase agreement. The bill will provide another financing option for schools to achieve savings through energy efficiency and operational improvement projects. “Conservation projects that qualify are…

Rep. Cole hears testimony on bill to honor fallen soldier

House committee unanimously passes bill to name a section of U.S. 23‘Sergeant Joe Johnson Memorial Highway’  Testimony honoring fallen soldier U.S. Army Sergeant Joe Johnson was heard today in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill would designate a stretch of U.S. 23 in Genesee County as “Sergeant Joe Johnson Memorial Highway.” State Rep….

Rep. LaFave introduces bill discouraging sanctuary cities

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, has introduced a bill that creates the Sanctuary Policy Prohibition Act that will outlaw local units of government from enacting ordinances that limit a local official, employee or police officer from communicating with federal officials regarding the immigration status of an individual.  “This bill is not a departure…

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…