Rep. Howell announces MDOT grant for Lapeer road improvements

State Rep. Gary Howell today announced a grant totaling $375,000 from the Michigan Department of Transportation to increase safety and improve road conditions for drivers on Davison Road in Lapeer. Howell said Lapeer will resurface more than one mile of Davison Road from east of the roundabout at Lake Nepessing Road to west of Millville…

Rep. Howell concludes second straight year with perfect voting record

State Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch concluded the year with another 100-percent voting record, taking part in every roll call vote during the 2017 legislative session. “When it comes to representing our community in Lansing, it is important that their voice be heard on each and every issue,” Howell said. “I was elected to…

New law protects minors from opioid addiction

State Rep. Beth Griffin’s legislation to help protect minors from opioid addiction was signed into Michigan law by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley Wednesday. Part of a package focused on combating the opioid drug epidemic, Griffin’s legislation requires the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission to develop recommendations for student instruction addressing the risks associated with…

Rep. Kelly highlights success for region in 2017

State Rep. Tim Kelly is pleased with the state’s legislative accomplishments in 2017, describing the past 12 months as crucial to “Michigan’s foundation for years to come.” Kelly, of Saginaw Township, chaired the House Policy Development Committee, which developed the 2017-18 Action Plan as a guideline for key state House goals. “The Action Plan focused…

Rep. Barrett: Grant opportunity available for specialty crop producers

State Rep. Tom Barrett, chair of the House Agriculture Committee, today encouraged local groups to apply for a grant opportunity available through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Barrett, of Potterville, said MDARD is now accepting grant proposals for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The initiative is designed to enhance the…

Rep. Albert to present Outstanding Educator Award

Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell is seeking outstanding educators throughout the 86th House District to present with an Outstanding Educator Award. Each month, from January through May, one educator will be recognized for their amazing work and will be presented with a tribute from Rep. Albert’s office. All citizens of the 86th House District are…

Rep. Kahle invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian invites Lenawee County residents to join her for office hours on Friday, Jan. 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lenawee District Library, 4459 W. U.S 223 in Adrian. “I enjoy the opportunity to connect with people in the community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep….

Rep. VanSingel announces January office hours

State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant announces his upcoming office hours for the month of January. “It is important for me to hear the questions and concerns that residents may have regarding state government so I can bring their ideas to Lansing,” VanSingel said. “All residents are welcome to participate in my office hours.” Rep….

Rep. Leutheuser announces committee change for 2018

Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale this week announced his appointment to the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee. Leutheuser will serve on Tax Policy instead of the Regulatory Reform Committee, which he had been part of since taking office in 2015. “Serving on the Regulatory Reform Committee for the past three years has been valuable and…

Rep. Howell announces January office hours

State Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch has announced his local office hours for Monday, Jan. 8 at the following times and locations: 9:30 to 11 a.m. at John’s Country Kitchen, 1829 S. Cedar St. in Imlay City; and 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Hungry Dan’s Restaurant, 195 W. Genesee St. in Lapeer. “I am…

Rep. Noble posts perfect voting record for 2017

State Rep. Jeff Noble finished 2017 with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 511 roll call votes last year. “It’s an honor to represent residents of the 20th District in the state Legislature,” said Rep. Noble. “My voting record serves as just one indicator of my dedication to the people in our communities….

Rep. Cole announces 2017 Year-in-Review Presentations

State Rep. Triston Cole invites residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Montmorency, Oscoda and Otsego counties to attend his 2017 year-in-review presentations. “One of my priorities while in office is to be transparent,” Rep. Cole said. “The year-in-review presentations I have prepared will provide an overview of what has been accomplished in 2017, and what I plan…

Rep. Runestad posts perfect voting record for 2017

State Rep. Jim Runestad finished 2017 with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 511 roll call votes last year. “I was sent to Lansing to represent the good people of the 44th District,” Rep. Runestad said. “I’m immensely proud of my perfect voting record. My constituents expect no less.” Rep. Runestad is currently…

Rep. Alexander’s bill to lower dental expenses signed into law

Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation sponsored by state Rep. Julie Alexander clarifying that crowns, dentures, bridges and other dental prosthetics are exempt from Michigan’s 6 percent sales and use tax. The governor’s signature ensures these dental devices are treated the same as other sales tax-exempt medical items classified as prosthetics such as walkers, hearing…

Rep. Tedder posts perfect voting record for 2017

State Rep. Jim Tedder finished 2017 with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 511 roll call votes last year. “I am here to serve the people of the 43rd District, and I take that responsibility very seriously,” Rep. Tedder said. “I’m committed to representing the thoughts, concerns and ideas of people in our…