Rep. Heise welcomes Plymouth Township officials for 9/11 ceremony

LANSING – State Rep. Kurt Heise was joined by Chief Dan Phillips of the Plymouth Township Fire Department and Chief Tom Tiderington of the Plymouth Township Police Department during a 9/11 ceremony at the State Capitol Building. “On a day when we honor our first responders, I appreciated having Chief Phillips and Chief Tiderington at…

Rep. Heise announces September office hours, Coffee with Kurt

State Rep. Kurt Heise invites residents to meet with him during office hours or “Coffee with Kurt” in September to discuss the state government. “I encourage all who are available to come out on Sept. 12 or Sept. 16, so that I can listen to your concerns and help in any way that I can…

Analysis of DeHoCo property begins following Rep. Heise legislation

A key step has been approved involving the former Detroit House of Corrections (DeHoCo) property, allowing for an environmental analysis of the site pending remediation of the Five Mile Road location in Plymouth Township. The Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority announcement marks the first physical action at the 125-acre site since Rep. Kurt Heise’s…

Rep. Heise supports added funding for Plymouth-Canton, Northville schools

State Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth Township, voted in support of the 2017 Fiscal Year School Aid budget, which allocates $14.2 billion to educational districts throughout the state of Michigan. “There were two things I liked most about this K-12 budget – it allocates $3,090,614 more for Plymouth-Canton Schools and $933,875 more for Northville Public Schools,”…

Rep. Heise announces June office hour event in Plymouth

State Rep. Kurt Heise invites residents to meet with him during his June 17 in-district office hour event to share updates and views on state government. “I want to help the 20th District residents in any way I can,” said Rep. Heise, R-Plymouth Township. “So much has happened in Lansing during this legislative session and…

Rep. Heise bills approved in House will help protect citizens

Residents will be better protected by two Rep. Kurt Heise-sponsored bills approved by the state House Tuesday. “We need to give law enforcement better tools to keep our citizens safe, especially in the immediate vicinity of college campuses and airports,” said Rep. Heise, chair of the House Committee on Criminal Justice. “These bills prevent officials,…

Rep. Heise speaks to committee on water quality alliance legislation

State Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth Township, testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources Tuesday in support of legislation that would allow for water quality alliances to protect Michigan citizens from man-made and environmental threats to drinking water. “What we’re seeking with House Bill 5403 is not a regulatory agency, but a layer of protection…

Legislation to help remediate DeHoCo site signed into law

Rep. Kurt Heise legislation to help demolish the unsightly former Detroit House of Corrections (DeHoCo) prison facility located along Five Mile Road in Plymouth Township was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder today. “Today is a great day because this makes it official that the DeHoCo’s days of limiting development along the Five Mile Road…

Rep. Heise announces May office hours, Coffee with Kurt events

State Rep. Kurt Heise invites residents to meet with him during office hours or “Coffee with Kurt” in May to address questions or concerns regarding state government. “I encourage all who are available to come out on May 9 or May 20, so that I can listen to your concerns and help in any way…

House approves Rep. Heise bills as part of juvenile reform package

Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth Township, celebrated the full House approval today of a 20-bill bipartisan package to address the detention of juveniles within state Department of Corrections facilities. “It makes no sense to confine young people under the age of 18 with adult prisoners, even before final adjudication,” said Rep. Heise, chair of the House…

Senate approves legislation to demolish DeHoCo site

LANSING – The state Senate gave its unanimous approval today to legislation that will provide up to $4 million to demolish the unsightly former Detroit House of Corrections (DeHoCo) prison facility located along Five Mile Road in Plymouth Township. “The support for the DeHoCo demolition is great to see, as the community agrees this site…

Rep. Heise bill to improve domestic violence protection gets House approval

Legislation authored by Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth Township, was part of a multi-bill domestic violence protection package given final approval by the state House and sent to the Governor’s office today. Rep. Heise’s House Bill 4480 would prevent a parent protecting themselves or a child from domestic violence or sexual assault by the other parent…

7-bill domestic violence protection package approved by Senate

A bipartisan domestic violence package that includes legislation authored by Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth Township, was overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate on Thursday. “The main emphasis of this seven-bill package was to update existing domestic violence laws,” said Rep. Heise, R-Plymouth Township. “This will allow better protections to specific victims of domestic violence, including…

Rep. Heise invites local residents to ‘Coffee With Kurt’ on April 15

State Rep. Kurt Heise is available to meet with local residents on Friday, April 15 to answer questions and give perspective on matters in state government during his monthly “Coffee With Kurt.” This month’s event will be from 7:30-9 a.m. at Connor’s Family Dining, 15356 Haggerty Road in Northville. All are welcome to attend and…

Rep. Heise bill to fight human trafficking signed into law by Gov. Snyder

Potential victims and members of the public will have more information on how to combat human trafficking after Gov. Rick Snyder signed House Bill 5107, written by State Rep. Kurt Heise, into law on Tuesday. HB 5107 requires that a notice containing a national hotline to help victims of human trafficking be placed in certain…