Farmers, stakeholders discuss challenges facing agriculture at special hearing

Members of the House and Senate Agriculture committees today met for a special joint hearing at Michigan State University to address the pressures squeezing the state’s agriculture industry in a difficult year. “I am grateful to our farmers and other key stakeholders for coming forward to share their stories and help build a prosperous future…

Brann continues push for entrepreneurship education

Legislator reintroduces measure from previous term State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, has reintroduced a bill he sponsored during the 2017-2018 term that would provide 8th grade social studies students with entrepreneurship and free enterprise instruction. Brann said he was inspired by his personal experience as a restaurant owner and by his upbringing in his…

Rep. Bollin announces road funding town hall

State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township will host a road funding town hall on Wednesday, Aug. 21 featuring House Transportation Committee Chair Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann.      “The people of Livingston County expect results on roads,” Rep Bollin said. “My colleagues and I have a proposal that invests record funding toward roads, without…

Rep. Mueller schedules local office hours

State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden will host district office hours on Monday, Aug. 26th to meet with local residents of the 51st District. “As an elected official, I believe it is important to be accessible to my constituents,” Rep. Mueller said. “As we conclude crafting our state budget, I want to hear your thoughts…

Rep. Whiteford calls for transparency surrounding civil rights director’s comments

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today issued the following statement calling for transparency regarding inappropriate comments made by Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director Agustin Arbulu: “The lack of transparency surrounding the investigation into Director Arbulu’s transgressions reflects poorly on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and undermines the public’s trust in the department. The people of…

Rep. Calley invites residents to attend local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities in August. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following dates: Friday, Aug. 23 at Revival Café and Market, 75 N. Bridge St., Saranac, individual meetings from 11 to 11:30 a.m. then a legislative update 11:30 a.m. to noon; and Monday, Aug….

Rep. Whiteford announces August office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford announced several upcoming opportunities for Allegan County residents to meet with her during scheduled office hours later this month. “It is the conversations I have locally that help me know what is working, what’s not, and what I can do to help,” Rep. Whiteford said. “I genuinely value the input, so…

Rep. Bellino announces tele-town hall on auto insurance

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe invites residents of Monroe and Wayne counties to join him for a tele-town hall meeting on Tuesday, August 20 to discuss the upcoming changes with Michigan’s car insurance system. Rep. Bellino will be joined by Rep. Jason Wentworth, who serves as chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing…

Hall: 2019 off to a great start for Calhoun and Kalamazoo Counties

By: State Representative Matt Hall Since my term began in January, I have hit the ground running. I have already been able to work alongside both my Republican and Democrat colleagues to get results on key issues that benefit Michigan families and seniors. First, I helped deliver historic auto insurance reform that lowers the cost…

Join Rep. Webber at his August office hours

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills invites residents to join him for his in-district office hours on Friday, August 23. “I appreciate the opportunity to gather feedback from community members,” Rep. Webber said. “Local office hours create great dialogue with constituents and I learn about the issues that are important to them.” Rep. Webber…

Rep. Alexander announces experts, stakeholders set to testify next week

State Rep. Julie Alexander today announced a list of witnesses scheduled to speak at next week’s joint Agriculture Committee meeting. Alexander, chair of the House Committee on Agriculture, and Sen. Kevin Daley, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, plan to host a joint hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Michigan State University. “The objective…

Rep. Leutheuser to host tele-town hall on auto-insurance system in August

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale will host a tele-town hall meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20 to discuss the upcoming changes with Michigan’s car insurance system. Leutheuser will be joined by Rep. Jason Wentworth, who serves as chairman of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates. “Fixing our state’s broken auto-insurance system has…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours in the month of August to meet with local residents of the 94th District.      “I love talking with my constituents every chance I get,” Rep. Wakeman said. “Office hours allow me to hear from you on the issues you care about most. I hope…

Rep. Huizenga to host local office hours

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker announced today he will be hosting district office hours throughout the month of August to meet with local residents of the 74th District.      “Meeting directly with my constituents is a great opportunity to hear their thoughts and questions about state government,” Rep. Huizenga said. “As your voice in Lansing, it…