Rep. Runestad demands answers for car insurance rate increases

White Lake lawmaker wants more transparency from state organization State Rep. Jim Runestad, a member of the House Insurance Committee, today called for the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to share more information to justify a $22 per vehicle increase to Michigan resident’s automobile insurance for the year starting on July 1, 2018. The Michigan Catastrophic…

Rep. Runestad wraps up March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. Jim Runestad celebrated March is Reading Month by reading to over 900 students at four elementary schools in White Lake and Milford. March is Reading Month is an annual event designed to recognize the importance of reading in children’s future success. To celebrate, Rep. Runestad visited classrooms at Lakewood, Kurtz, Oxbow and Johnson…

Rep. Noble hosts local office hours on April 9

State Rep. Jeff Noble will host an open office hour on Monday, April 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Northville District Library located at 212 W. Cady St. in Northville. “Hosting regular office hours is one of my top priorities,” Rep. Noble said. “Connecting with community members and listening to their concerns is…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: April 2, 2018

I recently joined Congressman Mike Bishop as he hosted a public presentation and discussion on the opioid crisis. The event was held at Putnam Township Hall, and I served as a panelist alongside other local officials. I explained some of the original contributors to the crisis and discussed solutions to improve the situation moving forward….

Rep. Lucido reads to local classrooms

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Peter Lucido reads to a group of students at Monfort Elementary School. State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township continued his March is Reading Month tour reading to students at Duncan, Monfort, Amanda Moore, Beacon Tree and Morgan elementary schools and Krambrooke Children’s Center. “Reading is a great way for students to…

Rep. Sheppard invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents to join him for local office hours throughout April. “My hope is to have the opportunity to connect with people in the community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Sheppard said. “I look forward to listening to our neighbors, addressing their concerns and working through…

Rep. Calley visits local schools to celebrate March is Reading Month

  State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland spent the month of March visiting several local elementary schools throughout mid-Michigan in celebration of March is Reading Month. While visiting with the classrooms, Calley talked to students about the importance of reading. She hopes visiting local classrooms and reading to students will foster a love of books…

Rep. Maturen supports legislation to protect bicyclists in Michigan

State Rep. David Maturen with the Michigan House last week voted in favor of two bills that would help protect bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians on Michigan roads. “Bicyclists and motorcyclists deaths have spiked in Michigan and we must do something about it,” said Maturen, of Vicksburg. “This legislation helps keep drivers aware of the presence…

Rep. Lucido hosts over 200 people at town hall

State Rep. Peter Lucido listened to local residents share their thoughts on issues concerning Utica Community Schools at a town hall meeting held Tuesday, March 27. He was joined by state Reps. Diana Farrington, Pamela Hornberger, Jeff Yaroch and staff from Rep. Steve Marino’s office. “It was a great turnout with many good ideas from…

Rep. Alexander announces Jackson office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of being available to the community. “I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable,” Rep. Alexander said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas about their state government to join me for conversation.” Rep. Alexander’s office hours…

Rep. LaSata to host local office hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during her scheduled office hours. Office hours will take place on Friday, April 6 at Clifford’s Coffee Canal, 619 W. Main St. in Benton Harbor from 9 to 10 a.m. “I look forward to talking with residents of Southwest Michigan about…

Rep. Rendon invites residents to April office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City will sponsor local office hours for the month of April. “I always look forward to the opportunity to meet with my constituents,” Rendon said. “I want residents to know I am effectively representing their interests and needs in Lansing.” The representative will be available at the following times…

Rep. Frederick invites residents to April office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso will hold local office hours for the month of April. “I always look forward to the opportunity to meet with my constituents,” Frederick said. “I want residents to know I am invested in them and effectively representing their interests and needs in Lansing.” The representative will be available at…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: March 26, 2018

I attended several events throughout the district this week. The Livingston County Human Services Collaborative Body (HSCB) held its annual meeting during which the subcommittees reported on the past year. The HSCB is designed to support health and human services in our area.  It was great to hear the many success stories from the subcommittees….