Rep. Shirkey sponsoring town hall meeting in Jackson on crowdfunding

Small-business owners and people looking to start a business are encouraged to attend a special town hall meeting in Jackson on Thursday, Feb. 27 to learn about equity crowdfunding techniques established through a new state law. State Rep. Mike Shirkey is sponsoring the event, which takes place at the Jackson Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan…

Zorn encourages residents to use free fishing weekend, Feb. 15 and 16

Natural resources abound in Monroe County State Rep. Dale Zorn reminds local residents of the 56th House District of the upcoming free fishing weekend taking place Feb. 15 and 16. For two days, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees so residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on lakes,…

Muxlow praises budget plan to increase revenue sharing, education spending

State Rep. Paul Muxlow, R-Brown City, today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder for his budget proposal to put more money into local governments and education. The governor’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget continues Michigan’s comeback by investing in priorities to boost education, expand job creation and build stronger communities. Rep. Muxlow said the governor’s budget proposal…

Price urges residents to take advantage of free fishing weekend

Lawmaker encourages everyone to experience ‘Pure Michigan’ State Rep. Amanda Price encourages local residents of the 89th House District to take advantage of the free fishing weekend taking place Feb. 15 and 16. For two days, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees so residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy…

Graves: Budget proposal makes public safety, education top priorities

State Rep. Joseph Graves, R-Argentine Township, today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal for a balanced budget that continues to put emphasis on improved public safety and education. The governor’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget continues Michigan’s comeback by investing in priorities to boost education, expand job creation and build stronger communities through public safety initiatives….

State Representative Howrylak announces February office hours

State Representative Martin Howrylak invites residents to stop by his open office hours this month. Representative Howrylak will meet with residents of Troy and Clawson at the following locations: Friday, Feb. 7 from 11 – 12 p.m., at the Troy Community Center, located at 3179 Livernois Road. Saturday, Feb. 8 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.,…

Outman applauds budget plan to boost education, senior spending

State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, today praised Gov. Rick Snyder for his budget proposal to put more money into education and focus on senior citizen issues. The governor’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget continues Michigan’s reinvention by investing in priorities to boost education, expand job creation, build stronger communities and help senior citizens. Outman…

Forlini applauds governor for focus on funding local governments

State Rep. Anthony Forlini, R-Harrison Township, today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder for his budget proposal to expand revenue sharing for local municipalities, which he said has been a shortfall in the past. The governor’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget continues Michigan’s reinvention by investing in priorities to boost education, expand job creation, build stronger communities…

Legislation to help protect young victims passed by House

The Michigan House approved a bill package to allow parents to provide an impact statement even if the victim is older than 18 at the time of the trial. State Reps. Margaret O’Brien and Wayne Schmidt along with Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker sponsored the bill package. The package includes House Bills 5262-63 and Senate Bill 628…

House approves Kowall ‘super drunk’ driving bills to protect motorists

Motorists will be better protected against “super drunk” drivers under legislation approved today by the Michigan House, announced state Rep. Eileen Kowall. House Bills 4567 and 4568 increase penalties for super drunk offenders whose blood alcohol content is .17 or higher and who have a prior drunk driving conviction. The severity of the sentence would…

Lori pleased with budget proposal that adds mental health spending

State Rep. Matt Lori, R-Constantine, today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder for his budget proposal to invest more money in the state’s mental health programs. The governor’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget continues Michigan’s comeback by investing in priorities to boost education, expand job creation, build stronger communities, improve mental and community health and improve public…

House approves Kesto bill to boost transparency in elections

Measure calls for felony disclosures The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Klint Kesto requiring candidates for public office to list any felonies for which they have been convicted in the past 10 years. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, said House Bill 4825 is necessary because voters deserve to know the character of…

Jenkins reminds residents to take advantage of free fishing weekend

Lawmaker encourages everyone to experience ‘Pure Michigan’ State Rep. Nancy Jenkins encourages local residents of the 57th House District to take advantage of the free fishing weekend taking place Feb. 15 and 16. For two days, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees so residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy…