Rep. Lucido honors World War II veteran for 100th birthday

State Rep. Peter Lucido gave a special tribute to World War II veteran Ardle Taylor for his recent 100th birthday. Taylor, from Romeo, spent approximately five years in the military, serving his country during World War II as a Radar Operator stationed in Panama. After his term ended, Taylor worked construction and then for Ford…

Governor signs Rep. Miller’s plan to solve farmers’ water withdrawal woes

State Rep. Aaron Miller’s plan to streamline the approval process for farmers who use irrigation to grow crops was signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder. Miller, of Sturgis, said the new law fixes a broken process previously used by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to review water well applications. “Government inefficiency was…

Rep. Crawford supports new law giving high school students credit for internships

State Rep. Kathy Crawford today voiced her support for a new state law to increase education opportunities for high school students by allowing course credit on an internship or work study program. Crawford reviewed and voted for the legislation as a member of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee, noting the expanding career demands…

Rep. Kahle hosts summer reading contest for Lenawee kids

One winner will be ‘Rep. for a Day’ State Rep. Bronna Kahle today announced she is sponsoring a summer reading contest for children, first through fifth grade in Lenawee County. Rep. Kahle, of Adrian, is partnering with several libraries in the district for the contest. Area students are encouraged to read as many books as…

Rep. Miller plan to help new teachers signed into law

Legislator: Educators should be focused on students, classrooms State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced his plan to help new teachers be focused on students, and not on unreasonable certification requirements, has been signed into law. “The time new teachers spend during the first few years of working with students is invaluable, but instead we’re forcing…

Rep. Howrylak to host health services presentation on June 29

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy is partnering with the Oakland County Health Division to host a presentation on Friday, June 29. The Oakland County Health Division will be presenting information on available resources and services to residents of the 41st District. Including their Nurse on Call assistance availability, stopping Hepatitis A, the Opioid Epidemic…

Rep. Lucido plan would prevent sewage from polluting Michigan waterways

Legislator continues mission to clean up Lake St. Clair State Rep. Peter Lucido today announced a plan to prevent sewage from discharging into waterways across Michigan, including Lake St. Clair. Lucido, of Shelby Township, said communities with combined sanitary and storm sewer systems frequently discharge sewage following periods of heavy rain in Oakland and Macomb…

House approves Rep. Howell’s plan to update rules for school buses

Measure increases safety for kids on school buses and the motoring public The Michigan House of Representatives has approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Gary Howell to ensure safety of all drivers by allowing school buses to use hazard lights on four-lane highways that have a speed limit of 50 mph. Due to recent revisions…

Rep. Bellino highlights state funding for Stoney Creek Road improvements

State Rep. Joe Bellino today hosted a press conference announcing more details of state funding coming to support improvements on South Stoney Creek Road in Monroe County. Bellino helped secure $3.35 million in state support for the project. The money is included in a state budget approved by the Michigan Legislature and awaiting Gov. Rick…

Rep. Miller says state budget boosts public safety

More troopers on roads, improved laboratory equipment   State Rep. Aaron Miller recently voted for a state budget that reins in government spending and pays down debt while investing in public safety measures to better protect hard-working taxpayers and their families. Rep. Miller, of Sturgis, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, said…

Michiganders deserve good dental health care

More than a thousand volunteers gathered at Calvin College’s Huizinga Tennis and Track Center in Grand Rapids June 1-2 to provide free dental care for all who attended, regardless of income or residency status. The bi-annual Mission of Mercy program of the Michigan Dental Association Foundation is a godsend to the thousands of Michiganders who…