Rep. Green: Appointment to national group will help shape policy ideas benefitting Thumb’s agricultural industry

Rep. Phil Green of Millington recently was appointed as chair of a panel within a national organization that will help him shape proposals to benefit Michigan’s farm families. Green was appointed to lead the American Legislative Exchange Council’s agricultural subcommittee, which is part of the organization’s Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force. ALEC is a…

Rep. Huizenga highlights new car insurance law taking effect today

State Rep. Mark Huizenga, of Walker, today underscored new no-fault reforms in Michigan that will deliver long-overdue relief to drivers throughout the state. For nearly 50 years, Michigan drivers have been forced to purchase what has become the most expensive car insurance in the nation. But now, they’ll finally have the power of choice. A…

Rep. Wentworth: Long-overdue rate relief has arrived for Michigan drivers

Rollout of state’s new no-fault law a major milestone After nearly 50 years of being forced to purchase what became the most expensive car insurance in the nation, Michigan drivers will finally have the long-overdue rate relief they deserve after the state’s new no-fault law takes effect July 1, Rep. Jason Wentworth announced today. Wentworth,…

Rep. Bollin: Budget agreement protects funding for schools, local governments

Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township said funding for Michigan schools and local governments will be protected under a bipartisan budget deal reached this week between leaders in the Legislature and Gov. Whitmer’s administration. “While significant challenges remain, I am pleased to say this agreement protects funding for our students, and for the local governments…

COLUMN: Giving a voice to the people as UIA, governor fail to listen

By state Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency continues to struggle while people throughout the state wait for their unemployment claims to be fulfilled. A fulfilled claim may equate to a bill paid or groceries for another two weeks, as people go through unprecedented financial hardship following executive orders from the governor…

Rep. Alexander plan memorializes fallen Jackson-area service member

A proposal from state Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, honoring a local military hero in the Jackson community was recently approved by the House Transportation Committee. A portion of M-60 in Jackson County from Fairway Drive to Emerson Road would be known as the “Sergeant Matthew R. Soper Memorial Highway” under House Bill 5570. Sgt….

Chair Hernandez issues statement on budget

Rep. Shane Hernandez – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – tonight issued a statement after legislative leaders and the governor’s administration reached an agreement regarding the current fiscal year: “I am encouraged by this positive step toward resolving our state budget challenges for the current fiscal year. “We are not sitting back and…