Rep. Wentworth: Governor failed to detail car insurance reform

Chairman issues statement after governor’s State of the State speech   State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the bipartisan House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, tonight issued the following statement after the State of the State Address expressing his disappointment in the governor’s lack of emphasis on car insurance reform: “I’ve heard time…

Rep. Hoitenga: Rural broadband expansion, car insurance reforms needed for Michigan

Legislator reiterates top priorities following Tuesday’s State of the State State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, underscored issues she continues to fight for in the Michigan Legislature after attending Tuesday night’s State of the State address. Michigan’s controversial no-fault system forces more than seven million drivers throughout the state to pay the highest car insurance…

Rep. Filler renews call for criminal justice reform following State of the State

State Rep. Graham Filler, of DeWitt, reflected on Tuesday night’s State of the State address by reiterating the need for responsible criminal justice reforms. As chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Filler is focused on ensuring Michigan’s laws are fair and clearly defined, making it easier for law enforcement officers to carry out their duty…

Rep. Cole on State of the State: Governor’s proposals lack details

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona tonight issued the following statement after the governor’s State of the State address: “The governor spent 12 years in the Legislature and ran for governor implying that she had a plan for roads. Frustratingly, we still have yet to hear anything that includes details. It’s hard to make much…

Rep. Lower: State government must work carefully, wisely to build a better Michigan

State Rep. James Lower, of Cedar Lake, reflected on comments made by the governor in Tuesday night’s State of the State address while underscoring his priorities as a member of the 100th Michigan Legislature. Lower addressed a recent House Concurrent Resolution he sponsored that protects the fundamental division of powers within Michigan’s governmental system. The…

Republican leaders announce their expectations for the State of the State address

2019 Legislative Republican Priorities Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, of Levering, and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, of Clarklake, today announced the top issues they and their Republican caucus members hope to see included by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in her State of the State address.  The issues represent shared priorities both leaders believe are…

Rep. Calley plans local office hours on Feb. 25

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, Feb. 25. Rep. Calley, of Portland, will give a legislative update to attendees. If residents have individual concerns, she will take one-on-one meetings. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: The Village of Lake Odessa, Page Memorial Building,…

Rep. Wendzel attends annual State of the State address

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Pauline Wendzel, of Watervliet, attends the Governor’s annual State of the State Address with her guest, Jerry Price. Price is the manager of Diversity and Inclusion at Spectrum Health Lakeland in Saint Joseph. ###

Rep. Sheppard joined by small business owner for State of the State address

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance was joined by Andy Gill, Owner of Andrew Gill Insurance Associates in Lambertville, at the state Capitol for the annual State of the State address. Rep. Sheppard represents the townships of Milan, Dundee, Summerfield, Whiteford, Bedford, Erie, LaSalle, Ida, Raisinville and a portion of Monroe.

Rep. Bellino: Investing in Michigan’s economy means investing in young people

State Rep. Joe Bellino released the following statement tonight in response to the governor’s State of the State address: “The people of Michigan need more than canned promises – they need results. We need to build up our skilled workforce – with training, with jobs, and with social supports, like opioid addiction care, that will…