Afendoulis issues statement on budget negotiations

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township, chair of the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s comments on budget negotiations: “The Michigan Legislature has been working hard to find bipartisan solutions to fix our roads and resolve budget negotiations. All the governor has done…

Rep. Afendoulis: Only state, U.S. flags should fly above government buildings

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis has introduced a plan to ensure only government flags can fly outside state buildings in Michigan. Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, said it is inappropriate to display flags supporting social movements on property owned by state government. “We shouldn’t be playing identity politics with the people’s property,” Afendoulis said. “It isn’t…

Rep. Afendoulis spearheads plan to improve campaign finance accountability

Legislator: Small fines aren’t enough to discourage bad actors State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis today introduced a plan to add more accountability to Michigan’s campaign finance laws. Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, said fines imposed for violations of Michigan’s campaign finance laws in the past have been insignificant and ineffective. Her plan adds teeth to the…

Rep. Afendoulis makes historic vote to guarantee lower rates for Michigan drivers

House approves bipartisan overhaul of no-fault reforms The Michigan House today approved a bipartisan plan to fix our state’s much-maligned car insurance system and guarantee rate reductions for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis announced. Afendoulis voted in favor of a bipartisan solution that has features designed to end Michigan’s long-standing tenure as the…

Rep. Afendoulis backs new financial transparency plan

Bipartisan solution would expose potential conflicts of interest State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis today announced she is co-sponsoring a bipartisan plan to increase the transparency and accountability of elected state officials in Michigan. Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, said the plan will expose potential conflicts of interest by requiring candidates for and officeholders of the legislative,…

Rep. Afendoulis calls for end to ‘barbaric’ abortion procedure

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis today testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of a plan to ban dismemberment abortion, saying, “This is not about a woman’s right to choose or a child’s right to live. This is about our humanity.” A dismemberment abortion is an abortion in which a health care…

Rep. Afendoulis invites residents to discuss Michigan roads

Lawmaker hosts “Driving the Solution,” a town hall on roads State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis today announced she will host “Driving the Solution,” a town hall on May 6 to discuss Michigan roads with residents. Special guest will be Michigan Department of Transportation Director Paul. C. Ajegba. “From environmental concerns to traffic patterns during and post-construction…

Join Rep. Afendoulis’ spring cleanup: Litter-Free in the seven-three!

Today, state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township issued a challenge to the people of the 73rd District to participate in her spring cleanup campaign. With her focus on fostering healthy communities, Afendoulis is asking residents to pick up trash throughout their neighborhoods during the month of April. Those who do and who submit…

Rep. Afendoulis recognizes Michigan bookmark contest winners

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis recently held a bookmark-creating contest for students at Orchard View Elementary of Forest Hills Public Schools and Beach Elementary of Cedar Springs Public Schools to commemorate March is Reading Month. The Michigan-themed bookmarks were reviewed by a committee before being judged by Rep. Afendoulis and Rep. Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo. The…