MacMaster named chair of House Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections

State Rep. Greg MacMaster has been appointed by House Speaker Jase Bolger to continue his work on the House Appropriations Committee as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections. MacMaster, a second-term lawmaker, served as vice chair of the subcommittee last term. “Our corrections system is one of the largest areas within our state budget…

Lori assigned to House Appropriations Committee

Lawmaker will again chair Community Health Subcommittee State Rep. Matt Lori on Thursday was named to the House Appropriations Committee, and will again serve as chair of the Department of Community Health (DCH) Subcommittee. “I am pleased to again have a hand in making decisions that will have a direct impact on how the money…

Rep. Kelly to help lead House Oversight Committee

State Rep. Tim Kelly will serve as vice chair of the House Oversight Committee, which helps ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. Speaker Jase Bolger appointed Kelly to the committee. “I’m honored to help serve in the role as a watchdog for people’s hard-earned tax dollars and make sure government runs as…

Rep. Kelly to help lead House Oversight Committee

State Rep. Tim Kelly will serve as vice chair of the House Oversight Committee, which helps ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. Speaker Jase Bolger appointed Kelly to the committee. “I’m honored to help serve in the role as a watchdog for people’s hard-earned tax dollars and make sure government runs as…

McMillin named chair of Joint Committee on Administrative Rules

Lawmaker also continues as chair of House Oversight Committee State Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, on Thursday was named to chair the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules for the 2013 legislative session. “This joint committee focuses on details and accountability, which are some of my strengths,” McMillin said. “I look forward to working with my…

Foster named chair of House Commerce Committee

State Rep. Frank Foster of Petoskey has been appointed to head the House Commerce Committee for the 2013-2014 legislative term. “I am very proud to be chairing the House Commerce Committee for the upcoming session,” said Foster, who last session chaired the House Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Committee. “Michigan’s comeback has always been…

McBroom named to four House committees

State Rep. Ed McBroom has been appointed to four House committees for the 2013-14 legislative session. McBroom, of Vulcan, will serve as vice chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee, a panel he was a member of last term. He also returns to the agriculture committee, as well, and his new assignments this session include…

Rep. Outman plans in-district coffee hours

State Rep. Rick Outman will meet with residents during February coffee hours in Alma and St. Louis. Residents who have questions or suggestions regarding state or local governments may meet with Outman, R-Six Lakes, at the following times and locations: Friday, Feb. 1 at McDonald’s, 11625 Wright Ave. in Alma from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.;…

Outman named to House committees

Lawmaker looks forward to second term in office State Rep. Rick Outman will serve on five House committees this legislative session, including panels dealing with agriculture, commerce and families. Outman, R-Six Lakes, on Thursday was named to the House Agriculture; Commerce; Elections and Ethics; Energy and Technology; and Family, Children and Seniors committees. “All of…

Rendon named vice chair of House Natural Resources Committee

State Rep. Bruce Rendon has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the House Natural Resources Committee for the 97th Legislature. “I am honored to be selected to serve as vice chair of the Natural Resources Committee,” said Rendon, R-Lake City.  “The natural resources that we have the privilege to enjoy in our state…

Price named chair of House Committee on Local Government

State Rep. Amanda Price will chair the House Committee on Local Government for the 2013-14 legislative term. The local government committee oversees such issues as city and county government organization and financing, land use and redevelopment and economic development.  Price served on the committee last term, and was appointed to the chairmanship by House Speaker…

Republican women taking charge and leading in Michigan House of Representatives

LANSING – With committee assignments confirmed for the 2013-14 Michigan legislative term, women now hold eight committee or subcommittee chairs as well as numerous leadership posts within the House Republican caucus. In addition, three women have been appointed as Majority Vice Chairs of four committees. Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, will chair the Education Committee…

Rep. Leonard named Vice Chair of House Insurance Committee

State Rep. Tom Leonard has been named vice chair of the House Insurance Committee for the 2013-14 legislative session. “Gov. Snyder made insurance reform one of his top priorities in his State of the State address. I look forward to having the opportunity to review the governor’s proposal and working closely with my colleagues to…

Denby named vice chair of House Agriculture Committee

State Rep. Cindy Denby was appointed by House Speaker Jase Bolger to be vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee for a second term. Denby also was selected to serve on the House Committees on Insurance, Family, Children, and Seniors, Regulatory Reform and Financial Liability Reform, which is a new committee this term. “I look…