Rep. Alexander announces local office hours

     State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover has scheduled office hours to meet with residents of the 64th District.      “Accessibility to my constituents has been a top priority of mine,” Rep. Alexander said. “With the legislative recess coming to an end, we have many issues to tackle here in Lansing. I look…

Rep. Bollin hosts productive town hall on roads

     State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township held an informative town hall yesterday evening, Aug. 21, to meet with residents of the 42nd District regarding road funding. Rep. Bollin was joined by Rep. Jack O’Malley, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation.      “I’m so pleased with the turnout and participation we…

Rep. Leutheuser announces local coffee hour

     State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale has scheduled a local coffee hour to meet with residents of the 58th District.      “Meeting with constituents is my favorite part of the job,” Rep. Leutheuser said. “While you can always reach out to my office, I look forward to directly discussing state issues most…

Rep. Markkanen supports record-high investment as kids head back to school

State Rep. Greg Markkanen said today he continues to fight to increase the record amount of state funding for K-12 education. Under the House-approved proposal, every school district in the state would receive an additional $90 to $180 per student for a total foundation allowance of $8,056 to $8,529 per student in the state budget…

Rep. Filler invites residents to town hall meeting on road funding

State Rep. Graham Filler has announced a town hall meeting with special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley on Wednesday, Aug. 28 to discuss road funding in the state of Michigan. Rep. O’Malley serves as chair of the House Transportation Committee and has spent his first eight months as a state legislator studying solutions to the issues…

Glenn hosts panel marking women’s vote

Rep. Annette Glenn, along with other women elected to public office in Midland County, will host an event Monday marking the historic certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The amendment was certified on Aug. 26, 1920, and on Nov. 2nd of that year, millions of…

Rep. Hoitenga continuing to fight unnecessary regulation with new law

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Michele Hoitenga (right), of Manton, holds an enrolled copy of House Bill 4249 with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday. HB 4249, which became Public Act 30 of 2019 in June, addresses multiline telephone systems and eases previous upgrades mandated by the Michigan Public Service Commission. Businesses and entities were facing…

Rep. Wozniak: Portion of 32 Mile in Macomb County to be resurfaced

Remaining funds within county road investment program to be used State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today announced remaining funds from Macomb County’s Priority Roads Investment Program (PRIP) will be allocated toward improving a portion of 32 Mile Road. Wozniak, alongside Sen. Peter Lucido and Bryan Santo, director of the Macomb County Department of…

Supporting record school funding

By state Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan As summer break ends, students are preparing for the school year. Students are again expected to return to classrooms with the backing of record state funding and a renewed emphasis on workforce preparation. Michigan’s current budget makes the largest K-12 investment in state history, investing $14.8 billion in…

Rep. Cole announces new MDOT online process for vehicle permit

Drivers have option to obtain annual oversized vehicle transport permit State Rep. Triston Cole today announced the Michigan Department of Transportation has updated select vehicle permits online to help Michigan truck drivers and construction workers. Michigan drivers now have a new online option to obtain an annual single permit for the movement of select overwidth,…

Allor: Finalized MPART results mark ‘critical’ progress for Oscoda families

State Rep. Sue Allor today issued the following statement on the latest findings of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) announced Friday: The findings are the final results of a first-in-the-nation statewide testing undertaken by MPART to survey the safety and condition of state drinking water supplies. Allor met Friday with Department of Environment,…

COLUMN: Back-to-school season comes with record financial commitment

The work as a state representative never stops. Even when I’m not in Lansing, I spend most of my time out in the community talking to people about their concerns with state government. During the summer I hear from parents as they prepare to send their kids back to school. It is not uncommon for…

Rep. Kahle invites residents to Clear the Air: Vaping and Our Youth

State Rep. Bronna Kahle is pleased to invite Lenawee County residents to join her at an educational panel discussion on vaping and our youth on Tuesday, August 27. “Vaping has become a popular trend among our teens and tweens, and many have the misconception that it’s safe,” Rep. Kahle said. “This event is a great opportunity…

COLUMN: Upper Peninsula will benefit from new USMCA trade deal

In the 25 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect, trade with foreign markets has become a huge economic driver for job providers all across the Upper Peninsula. It should come as no surprise that our biggest trading partners are our neighbors, Canada and Mexico. Combined, the two countries bought…