Rep. Chatfield: Proactive local food tax ban helps families

Committee chair says measure has bipartisan support   State Rep. Lee Chatfield today joined his colleagues on the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee in voting for legislation that prohibits local governments from assessing a tax on the manufacture and sale of food and beverages. Chatfield, who chairs the committee, said the bill, a first of its…

Rep. Chatfield announces office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac counties to join him during local office hours for the months of September and October. “Local office hours is just one way I seek feedback from the people I was elected to serve,” Rep. Chatfield said. “My staff and I have held office…

Rep. Chatfield hosts first responder for Sept. 11 Memorial Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, today was joined by Cheboygan County Sheriff Dale Clarmont for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year. “It is important…

House approves Chatfield bill averting election confusion in Sault Ste. Marie

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Lee Chatfield providing a one-time solution for communities dealing with a mix-up over the filing deadline for candidates seeking local office. Chatfield, of Levering, introduced the bill following a mistake in Sault Ste. Marie that would leave a number of candidates intending to…

Rep. Chatfield: School districts open doors with more state funding

Most N. Michigan districts receive higher amounts   State Rep. Lee Chatfield today said when Northern Michigan K-12 school districts open their doors and get classes underway, they will do so knowing they will receive the greatest amount of state funding than ever before. Chatfield, of Levering, said the all K-12 school districts will receive…

Rep. Chatfield proposes fix for Sault Ste. Marie election mix-up

State Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, today introduced legislation to offer a one-time solution for communities dealing with a mix-up over the filing deadline for candidates seeking local office. “Elections play a key role in the democratic process, and it’s extremely important that all citizens have the opportunity to have their voices heard,” Chatfield said….