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Byron Center fire officials join Rep. Brann for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, is joined today by Byron Center Deputy Fire Chief Mike Driesenga (left) and Firefighter Nick Williams (right) for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during the past year. #####

Walker fire chief joins Rep. VerHeulen for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, of Walker, is joined today by Walker Fire Chief Robert Walker for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during the past year. #####

Grand Traverse fire official joins Rep. Inman for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Larry Inman, of Traverse City, is joined today by Grand Traverse Metro Fire Chief Pat Parker for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during the past year.

Bellino’s locking prescription vial plan prevents teenage opioid abuse

Legislator: Youth opioid abuse starts in the medicine cabinet, not on the streets State Rep. Joe Bellino today delivered testimony during the House Health Policy Committee in support of his plan to prevent teenage opioid abuse and pilfering from the family medicine cabinet by implementing locking prescription vials. Pilfering, Bellino explained, is the process of…

Rep. Whiteford announces September office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, will host local office hours this month on Monday, Sept. 17. “I take my responsibility representing my friends and neighbors very seriously,” Whiteford said. “Office hours are a wonderful opportunity for me to listen to thoughts and concerns from our community.” Office hours will take place at the…

Rep. LaFave: Acts of school violence should appear on a background check

People convicted of planning or carrying out a violent threat against students and school employees on school grounds will see it on their criminal record under a plan unveiled today by state Rep. Beau LaFave. “We need to ensure our children receiving an education and our hard-working teachers are safe in the classroom,” said LaFave,…

Rep. Cole: Record investment for Northern Michigan K-12 public schools

As students begin a new school year, state Rep. Triston Cole announced he has voted over the past two years to bring an additional $5.5 million to Northern Michigan public school districts. “This record investment will ensure teachers and students have the resources they need to succeed,” said Cole, of Mancelona. “More funding for the…

Rep. Rendon invites residents to September office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City will sponsor local office hours for the month of September. “Office hours are an opportunity for residents to meet with me and ask questions, offer ideas, or share thoughts regarding state government,” Rendon said. The representative will be available at the following times and locations: Friday, September 14…

Rep. Lucido to host water town hall meeting

State Rep. Peter Lucido will host a water town hall meeting on Monday, Oct. 8 to discuss concerns over possible PFAS contamination of drinking water and the conditions of Lake St. Clair. The event will serve as an update to a meeting hosted by Rep. Lucido last year. “The safety of our drinking water and…

Rep. Howrylak: Students begin school backed by record funding, heightened emphasis on career prep

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, today highlighted record state funding across Oakland and Macomb counties and renewed an emphasis on preparing students for the workforce. “Every student should be able to explore all post-high school opportunities,” Howrylak said. “Given Michigan’s ever-increasing need for individuals with the necessary skill set and experience in skilled trades,…