Rep. Kahle votes to protect Michigan youth from dangers of e-cigarettes

State Rep. Bronna Kahle this week voted in favor of a plan to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and prevent individuals under 18 from possessing vaping products in Michigan. Kahle, of Adrian, said the number of teenagers who use e-cigarettes has increased dramatically over the past few years, prompting parents, teachers and law…

Committee approves Rep. Crawford’s plan to help caseworkers working with Michigan families

The House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on Wednesday approved a plan introduced by state Rep. Kathy Crawford to help child care organizations better serve Michigan families. Crawford’s plan would bring the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and organizations working with DHHS into compliance with federal requirements for access to children’s medical records….

Rep. Lightner meets with local seniors at Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner spoke with a group of local seniors on Wednesday as part of Older Michiganians Day in Lansing. The annual event is an opportunity for seniors and aging service providers to meet with legislators and discuss issues facing the senior services network.

Rep. VanWoerkom, O’Malley host successful roads town hall in Muskegon County

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently hosted community members for a town hall meeting to discuss road funding with special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee. Joining the representatives was Ken Hulka, Managing Director of the Muskegon County Road Commission. The discussion included an update on current road funding,…

Rep. Leutheuser meets with local seniors at Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale spoke with a group of local seniors on Wednesday as part of Older Michiganians Day in Lansing. The annual event is an opportunity for seniors and aging service providers to meet with legislators and discuss issues facing the senior services network.

Rep. Markkanen invites residents to May office hour

Rep. Greg Markkanen of Houghton announced his May office hour for residents of the 110th district. “We have been working on a lot of important things in Lansing,” Markkanen said. “I look forward to discussing the issues on the minds of fellow Yoopers and answering any questions they might have.” The office hours schedule is…

Rep. LaFave approves minor e-cigarette ban, rejects overregulation

Although state Rep. Beau LaFave this week voted in favor of a plan to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and prevent individuals under 18 from possessing vaping products in Michigan, he voted against overregulating the industry. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the number of teenagers who use e-cigarettes has increased dramatically over the…

Rep. Paquette raises awareness for S.T.E.M. education in Michigan

Legislator: Michigan must implement more computer science standards State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Niles, has introduced a resolution declaring this week as S.T.E.M. Awareness Week in the state of Michigan. S.T.E.M. education refers to the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, which Rep. Paquette called “critical drivers” in today’s economy. S.T.E.M. education encourages students…

Rep. Crawford resolution declares May 15 as Older Michiganians Day

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi today introduced House Resolution 99 to declare May 15, 2019 as Older Michiganians Day in the state of Michigan. “As a longtime advocate of senior citizens’ rights, I am privileged to introduce this resolution,” Rep. Crawford said. “Over 1.9 million Michiganians age 60 and over deserve our utmost respect…

Rep. Brann meets with local seniors at Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming spoke with a group of local seniors on Wednesday as part of Older Michiganians Day in Lansing. The annual event is an opportunity for seniors and aging service providers to meet with legislators and discuss issues facing the senior services network.

Rep. Huizenga meets with local seniors at Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker spoke with a group of local seniors on Wednesday as part of Older Michiganians Day in Lansing. The annual event is an opportunity for seniors and aging service providers to meet with legislators and discuss issues facing the senior services network.

Rep. Wakeman meets with local students

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township met with a group of students from Saginaw High School and Arthur Hill High School in his Lansing office on Wednesday. The meeting was part of School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan’s Youth Advocacy Day to discuss access to health care and its impact on student learning.

Rep. Markkanen: Foster care students pursuing skilled trades to receive help

Legislator testifies in support of plan State Rep. Greg Markkanen today testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of his plan to expand scholarship opportunities for students who have been in foster care.  Markannen’s plan would add students attending a skilled trades institution to the list of those eligible for the…