Rep. Cole discusses report from the bipartisan bicycle workgroup

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, this week discussed the findings of a workgroup focused on bicycle safety with the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. A five-member bipartisan workgroup was appointed by Rep. Cole. The workgroup includes state Reps. Michael Webber, Jeff Noble, Julie Alexander, John Chirkun and Leslie Love. The workgroup met three…

Rep. Glenn’s bill sets work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients

Measure is companion bill to freezing new enrollments   State Rep. Gary Glenn today said able-bodied Medicaid recipients should be required to work, participate in work training or perform community service as a condition to continue receiving benefits. Glenn, of Williams Township, said welfare recipients have work requirements, and the same standards should apply to…

Recognize Law Enforcement Every Day – Not Just January 9th

By state Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake        On Jan. 9, the legislature recognized National Law Enforcement Day as a day to give thanks to those who protect us. As a state legislator, I would like to extend my sincere respect and gratitude to all of those in law enforcement for their…

Rep. LaFave demands tax relief

Legislation will help families, seniors   Michigan House legislators have introduced a package of bills to provide substantial income tax relief for families and seniors. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens. State Rep. Beau LaFave said he…

Rep. Chatfield continuing commitment to host local office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac counties to join him during local office hours for the months of January and February. The schedule for office hours is as follows: Monday, Jan. 29 9 to 10 a.m. at Paula’s Cafe, 4141 Club Road in Indian River; and 11 a.m. to…

Rep. Bellino announces FIRST Robotics grants to local schools

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today announced nearly $40,000 in state grant awards to 31 local FIRST Robotics teams. “I am incredibly proud to have an overwhelming number of FIRST Robotics programs in our area recognized for their top-notch quality,” Rep. Bellino said. “I look forward to watching these programs inspire young people to…

Rep. Allor announces tax relief plan for families, seniors

Michigan House legislators today introduced a package of bills to provide substantial income tax relief for families and seniors. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens. Rep. Sue Allor said she fully supports the legislation, noting that northern…

Rep. Tedder: Bills provide meaningful tax relief for seniors, families

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston today introduced legislation to give seniors much-needed relief on their Michigan income taxes. Tedder’s bill would provide a $100 refundable income tax credit for a single filer age 62 or older. The credit would be $200 for joint filers. “As Michigan continues to experience budget surpluses, it’s an exciting…

Rep. Hauck: It’s time to give Michigan families broader tax relief

State Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township today introduced legislation to provide significant income tax relief for Michigan workers and families. Hauck’s bill continues and increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes. Hauck also said he will support a companion bill providing tax relief for senior citizens. “The recent…

Reps. Miller and Chatfield introduce Religious Freedom Day resolution

Resolution for Uplifting Faith and Freedom in America State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today joined Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering to introduce House Resolution 223 observing Jan. 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day in Michigan. Religious Freedom Day commemorates the anniversary of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, written by Thomas Jefferson. This statute…

Rep. Farrington backs legislation giving families, seniors tax relief

Legislator says people deserve lessened tax burden   Michigan House legislators today introduced a package of bills to provide substantial income tax relief for families and seniors. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens. State Rep. Diana Farrington…

Rep. Rendon supports bills providing sweeping tax relief

Legislation will help families, seniors   Michigan House legislators today introduced a package of bills to provide substantial income tax relief for families and seniors. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens. State Rep. Daire Rendon said she…

Rep. Noble helps introduce Michigan House tax relief plan

State Rep. Jeff Noble of Plymouth today introduced legislation to help provide substantial income tax relief for Michigan families. Noble is one of the primary sponsors in a package of bills to continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens. “Lowering…

Reps. Chatfield and Miller introduce Religious Freedom Day resolution

Resolution for Uplifting Faith and Freedom in America State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today joined Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering to introduce House Resolution 223 observing Jan. 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day in Michigan. Religious Freedom Day commemorates the anniversary of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, written by Thomas Jefferson. This statute…