Rep. Outman encourages residents to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend

State parks will also be free on June 11, 12   State Rep. Rick Outman today encouraged residents on the 70th House District to enjoy a weekend of free fishing and free access to Michigan’s state parks. “Michigan is home to some of the most beautiful state parks in the country,” said Rep. Outman, R-Six…

Rep. Outman to visit schools during March is Reading Month

Lawmaker urges children to hit the books   State Rep. Rick Outman today said he will visit local schools next month and read to students as part of March is Reading Month. Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said he encourages schoolchildren to crack open a book during March, and will visit several schools in the 70th…

Speaker Cotter, Reps. Outman and Glenn welcome Sugar Queen to House

Michigan Sugar Queen Riley Smith of St. Louis was welcomed to the House floor Wednesday by, from right, House Speaker Kevin Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant, and state Reps. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, and Gary Glenn, R-Midland. The queen was helping lawmakers observe Michigan Sugar Day at the Capitol, and the lawmakers introduced her on the floor…

Rep. Outman welcomes local Blue Star Mothers to Capitol

State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, recently welcomed two local members of Blue Star Mothers to the Capitol building. Joining Rep. Outman are Kathy Barnes of Six Lakes, Michigan president of Blue Star Mothers (left), and Debbie Rasmussen of Greenville, department first vice president of the organization. Blue Star Mothers is an organization of military…

Rep. Outman: Go outside and play during Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Rick Outman today urged anglers to head out on the ice and enjoy Free Fishing Weekend on Feb. 13 and 14. Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said there are more than 140 lakes in Montcalm and Gratiot counties, providing plenty of opportunities for experienced and novice anglers to drop a line during the weekend…

Rep. Outman to conduct office hours in Stanton

State Rep. Rick Outman invites residents of the 70th House District to February office hours in Stanton. Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said he will meet with community members to discuss issues regarding state and local government on Monday, Feb. 8, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Brickyard Bar and Restaurant, 112 W. Main St.,…

Rep. Outman touts success by GOP leadership in first half of session

State Rep. Rick Outman today praised House Republicans for their efforts to attain key accomplishments during the first half of the 2015-16 legislative session. Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said leadership put an emphasis on meeting objectives set by the House Republican Action Plan, a document unveiled in February with an unprecedented 78 goals set to…

Rep. Outman: Contest open for students to draw program cover

Winning design will grace State of the State document   State Rep. Rick Outman today announced that a design contest is underway for Michigan students that will result in one piece of artwork being on the cover of the State of the State address program. Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said the competition is being conducted…

Rep. Outman invites residents to December office hours

State Rep. Rick Outman invites residents of the 70th House District to December office hours in Carson City. Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said he will meet with people on Friday, Dec. 4 at the McDonald’s located at 615 W. Main St. in Carson City from 8 to 9 a.m. “I find it very informative to…

Rep. Outman hails passage of historic roads legislation

Lawmaker was first to suggest final structure of plan   State Rep. Rick Outman, architect of a landmark road package, applauded passage of the legislation that earmarks $1.2 billion annually to fix the state’s transportation system. Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes, first recommended the plan approved today by the House and Senate which calls for setting…

Lakeview to be site of new manufacturing plant

Rep. Outman says facility will create 32 jobs   State Rep. Rick Outman today announced that a Michigan-based company has received a development grant to build a manufacturing facility in Lakeview, creating 32 jobs. Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said Byrne Electrical Specialists Inc., in partnership with Pickle Dock, LLC, will construct the new plant in…

Rep. Outman: Grant will help remove blight in Sheridan

Project will clear way for future development   State Rep. Rick Outman today announced the village of Sheridan has received a state grant to remove a decaying building that is on the verge of collapse. Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said the $415,000 Community Development Block Grant will be used to remove a blighted building known…

House approves equitable Outman transportation plan

Lawmaker introduced idea in July   The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a plan first introduced by state Rep. Rick Outman that evenly splits funding the repair and maintenance of the state’s roads and bridges between existing money in the state budget and new revenue. Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes, first came up with the…

Rep. Outman invites residents to Alma office hours

State Rep. Rick Outman encourages people to join him at office hours in Alma on Friday, Sept. 25. Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said the informal gathering will take place at the Big Boy restaurant, 7990 N. Alger Road, from 8 to 9 a.m. “I enjoy meeting with people and listening to their ideas and concerns,”…

Greenville first responder joins Rep. Outman for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, was joined today on the Capitol rotunda by Greenville Department of Public Safety Sgt. Brian Blomstrom, a firefighter, prior to the House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 memorial service on the House floor. House members invited first responders and members of the military as their guests during the ceremony, which…