Reps. Marino, Yaroch: We must explore all options to remove Bucci from office

State Reps. Steve Marino and Jeff Yaroch today unveiled details about a new state-level plan to remove Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci from office. The legislators detailed a resolution that could start impeachment proceedings against Bucci, who was indicted by a federal grand jury nine months ago and hasn’t shown up for a township board…

Rep. Bellino named Ducks Unlimited ‘Legislator of the Year’

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe was recently recognized by Ducks Unlimited as the group’s Legislator of the Year. Bellino, a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, was honored alongside committee chairman Rep. Gary Howell last week for their work to establish a voluntary wetland restoration program in Michigan. “Right now, community organizations such…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Reilly on Aug. 20

State Rep. John Reilly invites residents to join him for local office hours in Oxford and Orion Township on Monday, Aug. 20. “I always look forward to meeting residents and discussing important issues,” Rep. Reilly said. “Connecting with community members and listening to their concerns is one of my top priorities as a state representative.”…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: August 13, 2018

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a warning to not consume fish caught between the Huron River at Milford to the Huron River at Base Line and Portage lakes. This is due to elevated levels of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), the latter of which was discovered…

Rep. Bellino set to host local coffee hours in August

State Rep. Joe Bellino invites residents to chat with him about state and local issues during a three-stop tour on Monday, Aug. 27 in communities across Michigan’s 17th House District. Bellino, of Monroe, will meet with residents one-on-one if they wish to share comments or concerns at the following times and locations: • 8:30 a.m. to…

Rep. Bellino to host opioid town hall on Aug. 15

State Rep. Joseph Bellino, of Monroe, today invited residents to an upcoming public town hall titled “Let’s Talk About Opioids.” The event will run from 7-9 p.m. on Aug. 15 at St. Mary Catholic Central School, located at 108 W. Elm Ave. in Monroe. “This is a serious matter in southeast Michigan and all across…

Rep. Calley hosts local office hours in August

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her office hours in three communities in August. Calley, of Portland, will present a legislative update and then meet with residents one on one if they have individual concerns on the following dates: Monday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Village of Lake…

LaFave plan ensures Michigan juries are completely informed of rights

A plan introduced by state Rep. Beau LaFave with bipartisan support would require Michigan judges to fully inform jurors of their authority to set aside unjust laws. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said many people who serve on juries do not realize they have the right to acquit someone who has technically broken the law if…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: August 6, 2018

As chair of the House Health Policy committee, I have been working hard preparing for the legislation we will be examining in committee this fall. Here are some of the bills that will be brought up for discussion: HB 6016-6023: Making various updates and changes to HIV laws; HB 5857: Requiring lockable vials for schedule…

Rep. LaFave announces water system grant for Escanaba

State agency allocates $389,000 to help improve water quality State Rep. Beau LaFave today announced the City of Escanaba Public Works Department has qualified for a $389,000 grant to upgrade its water system to improve quality and preserve public health. “This is great news for residents who rely on Escanaba’s system for what comes out…

Rep. Alexander invites residents to office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover will sponsor local office hours for the month of August. “Office hours are an opportunity for residents to meet with me and ask questions, offer ideas, or share thoughts regarding state government,” Alexander said. “I want residents to know I am invested in them and effectively representing their interests…

Rep. Sheppard continues ‘Sit Down with Sheppard’ in August

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his August in-district office hours. The times and locations are as follows: Monday, Aug. 6 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Dena’s Family Restaurant, 15391 S Dixie Hwy in Monroe; Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m….

Rep. LaSata to host consumer education seminar

State Rep. Kim LaSata is reminding Berrien County residents about her scheduled consumer education seminar tomorrow, Aug. 3.  The seminar will be hosted in partnership with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to educate residents on identity theft. The forum will feature information on protection against identity theft and what steps to take in the event…