Rep. Bumstead’s wildlife disease control bill passes house

A bill introduced by state Rep. Jon Bumstead to combat Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Michigan’s deer population was unanimously voted out of the House. House Bill 5702 clarifies current Department of Natural Resources (DNR) authorization for the taking of wild animals to bring the spread of the disease under control. So far, seven free-ranging…

Rep. Bumstead announces local coffee hours for November

State Rep. Jon Bumstead has announced new dates and locations for his in-district coffee hours, and invites residents of the 100th District to join him. “I’m looking forward to seeing both old and new faces this month,” said Rep. Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “These dates will be some of the last times that I will be able…

Rep. Bumstead announces October office hours

State Rep. Jon Bumstead is encouraging residents of the 100th House District to join him during his local coffee hours for the month of October. “These events are a great time for me to get to know my constituents, and for them to ask me questions about issues important to them,” said Rep. Bumstead, R…

Rep. Bumstead applauds passage of bill protecting families of first responders

State Rep. Jon Bumstead today applauded the House’s passage of Senate Bill 218, which provides state-funded health insurance benefits to the immediate family of any public safety officer killed in the line of duty. “When first responders gives their lives to protect the community, the last thing their family wants to think about is losing…

Rep. Bumstead invites residents to his September office hours

State Rep. Jon Bumstead has announced his in-district office hours for the month of September, and is encouraging residents of the 100th House District to join him for questions and discussion. “Listening to my constituents is one of the most important parts of my job,” said Rep. Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “My in-district office hours are a…

Rep. Bumstead announces local coffee hours for August

State Rep. Jon Bumstead has announced new dates and locations for his in-district coffee hours, and invites residents of the 100th District to join him. “I’m looking forward to seeing both old and new faces this month,” said Rep. Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “Office hours are the best way for me to hear about the wants and…

Rep. Bumstead hails governor’s signing of fiscally sound budget

Lawmaker pleased to have spending plan finalized ahead of schedule State Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of the Fiscal Year 2017 General Fund and School Aid budgets, marking the sixth consecutive year the budget process has been completed well ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline. “I’ve represented the 100th District…

Rep. Bumstead applauds FY 2017 budget

State Rep. Jon Bumstead today touted the Fiscal Year 2017 General Fund budget and School Aid Fund budget as fiscally responsible and good for the people of Michigan. “This is my sixth and final budget as a state representative and I couldn’t be more proud,” said Rep. Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “Every year I’ve been in the…

Rep. Bumstead announces local coffee hours for May and June

State Rep. Jon Bumstead has announced new dates and locations for his in-district coffee hours, and would like to invite residents of the 100th District to join him. “Coffee hours are a great chance for me to speak to my constituents,” said Rep. Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “Nobody needs an invite, just show up and let me…

Rep. Bumstead dedicates tributes to local Eagle Scout

Kodiak Collins awarded for elevation to Eagle Scout and service project   Irons resident and Eagle Scout Kodiak Collins received a tribute from Rep. Jon Bumstead in honor of his hard work in becoming an Eagle Scout. Collins, who created an addition to the Irons Area Disc Golf Course as part of his service project,…

Rep. Bumstead’s legislation returns value to foreclosed land parcels

Bill allows local governments to return land to public use and create additional tax revenues   Legislation introduced by State Representative Jon Bumstead in 2014 is now generating much anticipated results in his district as the Newaygo County Treasurer has obtained six DNR properties for the purpose of resale. Rep. Jon Bumstead first introduced House…

Rep. Bumstead honors Grace Painter for efforts in sustainability

Newaygo student recognized for creativity in Earth Day message   State Rep. Jon Bumstead on Thursday honored Newaygo fifth-grader Grace Painter for the creativity of her Earth Day-themed poster, which earned her first place in the DEQ’s Earth Day Poster Contest. The Newaygo Middle School student received the award at Constitution Hall in Lansing while…

Michigan government committed to local clean-up sites across the state

100th House District continues to benefit from environmental efforts   The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Remediation and Redevelopment Division recently released their list of public-funded clean-up projects around the state. Several of those sites are local, in Oceana, Lake and Newaygo counties. “I believe these clean-up projects have had a very positive impact on…

Rep. Bumstead announces April office hours

State Rep. Jon Bumstead is encouraging residents of the 100th House District to join him during his local coffee hours for the month of April. “These events are a great time for me to get to know my constituents, and for them to ask me questions about issues important to them,” said Rep. Bumstead, R…