Representative Garcìa invites local residents to April office hours

State Representative Daniela. R. Garcìa would like to invite residents of Ottawa County to her local office hours on Monday, April 3. “I encourage residents of Ottawa County to attend these monthly events,” Garcìa said. “I enjoy hearing what people have to say, and informing them about what is going on in Lansing.” Locations and…

Rep. Howrylak and Randy Gillary designating April 2017 as Michigan Student Athlete Cardiac Awareness Month

2017 March E-Newsletter

  Dear Friends, Hello and welcome to my March e-newsletter! First and foremost, I hope you and your family stayed safe during the intense winds we experienced recently. If you are working with an insurance company to file a claim for damages caused by the high winds, I encourage you to visit the Department of…

Rep. Bellino bill to require consent for opioid prescriptions

State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, has submitted legislation to help protect minors from opioid addiction. Bellino’s bill requires medical professionals to consult with parents or guardians when an opioid-based medication may be prescribed to a minor under the age of 18, including discussion of the risks and potential for addiction from using the medication….

Rep. Rendon discusses Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City today welcomed Chris Priest, deputy director from the Department of Health and Human Services to the House of Representatives. The Families, Children and Seniors Committee was given an informative presentation on the positive impacts of Medicaid and the Healthy Michigan Plan. Medicaid is the largest health insurance program…

Rep. Victory bill supported by Ottawa County officials

Local commissioner and Michigan drain attorney speak in support of legislation State Rep. Roger Victory of Hudsonville today was joined by Ottawa County Drain Commissioner Joe Bush and Stacy Hissong, legal Counsel for Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners. Both testified in support of Victory’s bill to allow a municipality to petition to add or…

Rep. Canfield celebrates March is Reading Month

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. of Sebewaing kicked off his March is Reading Month tour around the Thumb. As part of March is Reading Month the lawmaker visited local schools throughout the community to encourage students’ lifelong interest in reading. “It is always exciting reading to classrooms, just like my wife Cheryl and I…

Rep. Kahle invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Clinton invites Lenawee County residents to join her for office hours on Friday, March 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library located at 407 S. Lane St. in Blissfield. “I‘m excited for the opportunity to connect with people, to learn more about what matters most to…

Allegan ESA superintendent testifies for Rep. Whiteford bill

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford was joined by William Brown, superintendent of the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency, in testifying before the House Education Reform Committee today. Whiteford, of Casco Township, and Brown spoke in support of legislation which will allow local school districts to find the best qualified teachers for special education programs…

Rep. Vaupel legislation protects birth mothers, newborns

State Rep. Hank Vaupel today delivered testimony before the House Health Policy Committee regarding a bill he sponsored to help facilitate safe delivery of newborns who are surrendered to the state by their birth mothers. Rep. Vaupel, who chairs the Health Policy Committee, says additional measures must be taken to protect the anonymity of birth…

Crawford bill protects pharmacists, deters opioid overdose

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi introduced a bill Wednesday to allow pharmacists to use their professional judgment to refuse a prescription for a controlled substance. Many pharmacists have expressed they often believe that certain prescriptions were not written in good faith, or filled without a legitimate medical purpose, but do not refuse the prescription…

Rep. Hughes hosts joint meeting of Tourism and Agriculture Committees

State Rep. Holly Hughes, of Montague, chaired a joint committee of the House Tourism and Recreation Committee and Agriculture Committee on Wednesday. Hughes, along with Agriculture Committee Chair Rep. Tom Barrett, of Potterville, welcomed presenters from various industries related to the cross economic ties between agriculture and tourism, including the Michigan Brewers Guild, Michigan Wine…

Updated information for trucks providing wildfire relief aid

Last week our office confirmed that Indiana, Illinois and Missouri have agreed to waive permit fees for Michigan farm trucks providing relief to the Texas panhandle region 1.1 million acre wildfire disaster. Subsequently our office has learned that Indiana is now streamlining and simplifying the process. We are pleased to have assisted in reaching these…

Rep. Hughes receives Energy Freedom Award

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague has been awarded the 2017 Energy Freedom Award by Constellation Energy. The Energy Freedom Award was presented to Rep. Hughes for her work on energy bills that were passed last term, which preserves the current electric choice market, protects ratepayers and eliminated proposed fees for customers. “Protecting residents from…