Rep. Goike dresses as Scooby-Doo for Capitol Polar Plunge

Rep. Ken Goike, R-Ray Township, joined other lawmakers at the state Capitol today, jumping into cold water for a good cause. The fifth annual Capitol Polar Plunge raises money in support of Special Olympics Michigan. “I’ve supported Special Olympics throughout my life,” said Rep. Goike. “Growing up, I remember my father supporting the Special Olympics…

Goike legislation to limit unnecessary regulations approved by state House

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Ken Goike that would limit state agencies from adopting burdensome regulations. House Bill 4242 would require a state agency submitting a request for rulemaking to demonstrate that the proposed rule is necessary and suitable to achieve its purpose. “As a small business owner,…

Goike legislation to limit unnecessary regulations approved by House committee

The House Regulatory Reform Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Ken Goike that would limit state agencies from adopting burdensome regulations. House Bill 4242 would require a state agency submitting a request for rulemaking to demonstrate that the new rule is necessary and suitable to achieve its purpose. “Too often state…

Lawmaker slams state for requiring smoke detectors in Boy Scout tents

In what may be the first edict of its kind in the nation, state Rep. Ken Goike has learned that the Michigan Department of Human Services is requiring the Boy Scouts of America to equip their summer camp tents with smoke detectors. DHS regulators have informed the Michigan Crossroads Council that they will require all…

Reps. Goike, LaFontaine to host community blood drive March 11

State Reps. Ken Goike and Andrea LaFontaine will host a community blood drive in collaboration with the Richmond EMS on Monday, March 11. The event will be open from 3 to 8:45 p.m., and donations will be taken on a walk-in basis, not by appointment.  The Richmond EMS is located at 34505 32 Mile Road…