Rep. Jenkins welcomes Addison fire chief to 9/11 ceremony

Addison Fire Chief Tim Shaw (right), joins state Rep. Nancy Jenkins (left), in the Capitol rotunda as her guest during the annual House of Representatives 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders and members of the military from their communities to be their guests for the service. The ceremony included the ringing of a…

Rep. Jenkins invites residents to join in free fishing fun

Anglers from near and far are urged to participate in Free Fishing Weekend June 13-14 State Rep. Nancy Jenkins today announced the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a Free Fishing Weekend, June 13-14, during which anglers can fish anywhere in Michigan without purchasing a fishing license. “Michiganders and out-of-state visitors alike are welcome…

Rep. Jenkins promotes summer reading

Rep. Nancy Jenkins, R-Clayton, will again host a summer reading contest designed to keep students reading over summer break. “I’m excited to take part in an opportunity for young students to keep their minds sharp by reading over the summer months,” said Rep. Jenkins. “I was overwhelmed by student participation in the program last year…

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House committee approves ABLE Act package

The House Committee on Financial Services today approved legislation creating the Michigan Achieving Better Life Experience (ABLE) program. The legislation follows the 2014 federal version of the act that allows states to design their own unique ABLE programs. The Michigan ABLE program will permit individuals with disabilities to establish an ABLE account that allows for…

Jenkins sworn in for third term, appointed to Appropriations Committee

            The 98th Legislature convened for its first session on Wednesday, with state Rep. Nancy Jenkins taking the oath of office for her third and final term in the Michigan House of Representatives, as well as receiving committee assignments for the legislative session. Jenkins will serve on the House Appropriations Committee, serving as chair of…

Jenkins welcomes summer reading contest winner to Capitol

First grader Rhea Mouw learns what it’s like to be ‘Rep. for a Day’ As the winner of state Rep. Nancy Jenkins’ summer reading contest, Adrian resident Rhea Mouw today learned what it’s like to be “Rep. for a Day” at the Michigan Capitol. “It is always exciting to have a local resident visit me…

Jenkins bill continues to stress local investment

State Rep. Nancy Jenkins is once again supporting local investment to further spur the Michigan economy and encourage local business owners. Jenkins sponsored House Bill 5922, which allows local municipalities to invest in small and local businesses provided the company’s principle office, or more than half of their assets or employees, are based in Michigan….

Jenkins named Legislator of the Year by Michigan Municipal League

Lawmaker honored for her work helping local communities The Michigan Municipal League (MML) recently honored state Rep. Nancy Jenkins as one of its 2014 Legislators of the Year. The annual award recognizes lawmakers for their efforts in the passage of legislation that will benefit local governments and communities. Jenkins was selected for her work establishing…

Adrian to receive federal funding to fight blight

Hardest Hit Program will split $75 million between 12 Michigan cities The city of Adrian will receive a portion of $75 million the U.S. Department of Treasury has approved to combat blight in Michigan, announced state Rep. Nancy Jenkins. Twelve Michigan cities were selected by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to be a…

Jenkins hosting Senior Brigade forum on Oct. 15

Focus will be on how to avoid potential phone and email scams State Rep. Nancy Jenkins invites local residents to attend a Senior Brigade presentation by the Michigan Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The event will take place in conjunction with the Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce’s Senior Lifestyle Expo at…

Jenkins bill to give locally owned businesses a boost heads to governor

Bill provides businesses with a place to connect with investors in the state via intrastate broker-dealers Small businesses looking to open their doors or expand their operations will be able to more easily connect with local investors throughout Michigan under legislation now headed to the governor’s desk, announced state Rep. Nancy Jenkins. The Senate today…

Jenkins bills permit bank raffles, promote financial responsibility

The Michigan House passed two bills this week sponsored by State Rep. Nancy Jenkins, R-Clayton, allowing banks to conduct savings promotion raffles following the remarkable success of the Michigan Credit Unions “Save to Win” program. “Encouraging Michiganders to be responsible with their hard-earned money can help prepare for their bright futures,” Jenkins said. “Any way…

House passes Jenkins bill giving patients the ‘Right to Try’ new drugs

Terminally ill patients will have access to experimental drugs and therapies under “Right to Try” legislation approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives, announced state Rep. Nancy Jenkins. House Bill 5649, authored by Jenkins, and Senate Bill 991 create the Right to Try Act, allowing drug manufacturers to give eligible patients investigational drugs provided…

Zorn, Jenkins bring local leaders together to discuss County Line Road

State Reps. Dale Zorn and Nancy Jenkins recently met with local leaders to discuss the condition of County Line Road and ways to cooperatively improve the boundary road. Zorn and Jenkins met with Randy Pierce, the managing director of the Monroe County Road Commission, and Scott Merillat, the managing director of the Lenawee County Road…