Join Rep. Kahle at her March office hours

State Rep. Bronna Kahle invites Lenawee County residents to join her for local office hours on Friday, March 15. “I welcome the opportunity to connect with people and learn what matters most to them,” Rep. Kahle said. “I look forward to listening to my neighbors, addressing their concerns and continuing to work toward solutions for…

Rep. Leutheuser responds to governor’s proposed gas tax increase

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her state budget proposal: “The governor’s budget proposal is just that – a proposal.  While giving the clearest indication to date of what the governor would like a final budget to look like, it mainly serves as the beginning point…

Rep. Huizenga announces new job opportunities

State Rep. Mark Huizenga commended today an announcement of 100 new jobs soon to be created in the City of Walker thanks to an expansion by BISSELL, Inc. The company’s existing Walker headquarters will be expanded to facilitate its growing global operations. “I am excited for these new career opportunities for the hard-working people of…

Rep. Yaroch: My real roads plan that won’t break your pocketbook

We’ve finally heard the governor’s plan to fix Michigan’s roads – a ridiculous 45-cent per gallon tax increase she proposed during her budget presentation this week. There’s no way I can possibly support that plan – especially when Macomb County is a donor to the state transportation system. We pay far more in taxes and…

Rep. Bellino announces state grant for Monroe County Conservation District

State Rep. Joe Bellino today announced the awarding of a $400,000 Soil Testing to Reduce Agriculture Nutrient Delivery grant to Monroe Conservation District. This grant will assist with meeting the goals of the Michigan Domestic Action Plan to reduce total phosphorus and soluble reactive phosphorus through nutrient management and best management practices focusing on sustainable…

Rep. Bollin issues statement on governor’s budget proposal

State Rep. Ann Bollin issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her state budget proposal: “I appreciated hearing the governor’s budget presentation and agree we have a big job ahead of us.  The governor laid out her solutions to major issues plaguing our great state – however most of them come with a…

Rep. Albert to host local office hours

State Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell will host district office hours on Friday, March 29 to meet with local residents of the 86th District. “As your state representative, it is important for me to hear your opinions,” Rep. Albert said. “I hope you will take this opportunity to directly participate in your state government.” Office…

Rep. Afendoulis: Governor’s gas tax hike hits Michigan drivers twice

Proposed 45-cent gas tax hike is among the nation’s highest State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis today released the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed budget: “Our taxpayers’ wallets are not bottomless pits that government can keep reaching in to underwrite massive projects. To suggest a 45-cent increase in our state’s gas tax adds insult to…

Rep. Kahle announces winners of “Living in Lenawee” photo contest

State Rep. Bronna Kahle today announced the winners of her “Living in Lenawee” photo contest. More than fifty photos were submitted for consideration. The winning photos were submitted by Tiffanie Terry of Blissfield, Rae Leggett of Tipton and Rachel Stiverson of Hudson. The three winning photos will hang in Rep. Kahle’s state office. An official…

Rep. Wendzel: Governor’s gas tax hike compounds auto insurance woes

State Rep. Pauline Wendzel released the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed budget: “I was looking forward to hearing the Governor’s responsible budget proposal.  I’m still waiting,” Wendzel said.  “After two years of rhetoric about ‘Fixing the Damn Roads,’ I was incredibly disappointed to see the “plan” that the Governor put forward. If her…

Rep. Lightner: Governor’s proposed tax hikes set Michigan back

State Rep. Sarah Lightner reacted to the governor’s budget proposal, shared with the Legislature this week. The proposal included raising taxes on a class of businesses that includes Michigan’s small business owners from 4.25 percent to 6 percent and a state gas tax increase to 45 cents per gallon. “Raising costs on the backs of…

Schroeder issues statement regarding governor’s gas tax proposal

State Representative Andrea Schroeder, of Independence Township and vice chair of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her proposed budget to a joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee: “Like anyone else who drives in this state, I absolutely agree more must be done to improve Michigan roads….

Rep. Alexander: Michigan needs a practical, responsible course of action for road funding

State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, issued the following statement following the governor’s budget presentation, which included recommendations for a 45-cent per gallon gas tax increase to cover road funding costs across Michigan: “Michigan drivers already pay the highest car insurance rates in the nation, and under the governor’s proposal, they’ll be forced to pay…

Rep. Green: Governor’s plan to raise state’s gas tax is concerning

State Rep. Phil Green today voiced his concern over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 45-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase that distributes revenue for road repairs based on usage and ‘economic importance.’ “In this state, weather treats both rural and urban roads harshly,” said Green, of Millington. “As I understand it, this plan means that rural areas pay…