Rep. LaFave: Let the people decide the fate of no-fault car insurance

Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system – responsible for the costliest rates in the nation – could have its fate decided by voters under a new plan announced Thursday by state Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain. “Our car insurance rates are just too expensive,” said LaFave, who is a member of the House Insurance Committee….

Rep. Graves honors local fallen hero during service at special House session

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Joseph Graves (at podium) reads off the name of U.S. Army Sgt. Michael S. Yachanin, of Fenton, to the House chamber on Thursday during a Michigan House session commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Yachanin, who died on Oct. 6, 2017, was memorialized with other first responders and members of the…

Rep. Farrington welcomes City of Utica Police Chief for 9/11 Memorial

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, this week welcomed City of Utica Police Chief Sean Coady to the House floor as her guest for the Michigan House of Representatives annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol.  The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in…

Rep. Howrylak plan protects vulnerable adults from acts of coercion

A proposal introduced Thursday by state Rep. Martin Howrylak provides penalties for an individual who attempts to extract sexually explicit visual material from vulnerable adults, including seniors and the mentally or physically disabled. The dangerous trend has become more common with technological advancements such as smart phones and social media. According to the Justice Department,…

Rep. Miller joins law enforcement officers for Michigan House Sept. 11 ceremony

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis was joined by local law enforcement officers for the Michigan House’s Sept. 11 Memorial Service. Pictured from left are St. Joseph County Capt. Jason Bingaman, St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite, Rep. Miller, and Sturgis Director of Public Safety Geoff Smith. The observance held Sept. 6…

Rep. Reilly joined by Brandon first responders at Sept. 11 Memorial Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. John Reilly (left), of Oakland, Thursday was joined by Brandon Fire Chief David Kwapis (center) and Capt. Dan Flood as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line…

Rep. Theis welcomes Livingston County public safety officials for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lana Theis, of Brighton, was joined this week by Livingston County Sheriff Michael Murphy (right), Livingston County Undersheriff Jeff Warder (second from left), 2017 Brighton Area Fire Dept. Firefighter of the Year Sgt. Corey Laber (second from right) and Fire Chief of Brighton Mike O’Brian for the Michigan House of Representatives…

Rep. Graves issues statement on the Children’s Protective Services performance audit

House Oversight Committee Chair state Rep. Joe Graves, of Argentine Township, Thursday issued the following statement regarding the Office of the Auditor General’s performance audit related to Children’s Protective Services (CPS) Investigations within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:   “Nothing will ever be more important than making sure children are growing up…

Rep. Hernandez welcomes Sandusky Police Chief for Sept. 11 Memorial

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Shane Hernandez, of Port Huron, this week welcomed Sandusky Police Chief Brett Lester as his guest for the Michigan House of Representatives annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol.  The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the…

Bizon welcomes local guests for Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. John Bizon (center, left) welcomes (from left) Battle Creek Air National Guard Col. Daniel Whipple, Calhoun County Undersheriff Tim Hurtt and John Pignataro of the Calhoun County Sheriff Department as his guests for the Michigan House of Representatives Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders from their communities to…

Rep. Kahle’s plan assists hospice facilities providing end of life care

State Rep. Bronna Kahle, of Adrian, has announced a plan to protect the ability of hospice organizations and skilled nursing facilities to care for and manage the immediate medical needs of patients with dignity.  The plan will ease intensive reporting standards that burden hospice care providers and prevent patients from receiving the best care possible….

Rep. Howell joined by local fire officials for commemorative House session

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Gary Howell (left), of North Branch, is joined by North Branch Township Fire Marshal Gyrome Edwards on Thursday during a Michigan House session commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Also attending from Lapeer County were (not pictured) Elba Fire Chief Mike Burke and Assistant Chief George Scrimger. The ceremony remembers first…

Rep. Howrylak joined by local first responders for Sept. 11 service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak (second from left), of Troy, today hosted (from left) Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson, Troy Fire Chief Dave Roberts and Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Riesterer, as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the…