Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours in January to meet with local residents of the 94th District. “I welcome all to attend for a legislative update, and to share their thoughts and ideas on how to move Saginaw County forward.” Rep Wakeman said. Office hours are scheduled for Friday, Jan….

Rep. Huizenga to host local office hours

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker announced today he will be hosting district office hours throughout the month of January to meet with local residents of the 74th District. “Meeting with my constituents is my favorite part of the job,” Rep. Huizenga said. “As we bring in the New Year, I welcome all to attend for…

COLUMN: Looking back on my first year serving in the Michigan House

It has been a great honor and a humbling experience to serve the people of our communities in Michigan’s 100th Legislature. Now that my first year serving as your representative has come to an end, I’m proud to say 2019 was exciting and productive. Last year, I held multiple opportunities each month for people to…

OPINION: A historic year in the 100th Michigan Legislature

By state Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township  Making state government more transparent and supporting reforms that make it easier to live and work in our state are fundamental principles I believe in as a state legislator. I’ve strived to uphold them in my first year representing residents of southeast Michigan. Our work in the…

Car insurance savings are on the way

A column by Rep. Mike Mueller Since the day I took office, one of my highest priorities has been to lower the cost of car insurance for Michigan families. I’ve heard from residents throughout our communities who simply can’t afford the cost of driving their vehicle. As a Michigan driver myself, I’ve shared these frustrations…

Rep. Markkanen: U.P. projects in line to receive outdoor recreation funding

State Rep. Greg Markkanen today said projects in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton and Ontonagon counties are included in a proposed plan to improve outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan. The projects are included in recent recommendations from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The recommendations are made to the Legislature, which will soon be working to finalize…

Rep. Hall: Keeping the momentum in 2020

(The following column by Rep. Matt Hall originally appeared in the Dec. 25, 2019 edition of the Homer Index.) By state Rep. Matt Hall of Marshall As we bring on the New Year and begin a new decade, I would like to share with you some of my legislative accomplishments from the past year, and…

Rep. Wakeman finishes 2019 with perfect session attendance

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township is pleased to announce that he has finished his first year in Lansing with a perfect attendance record. Wakeman cast 378 votes – out of 378 total – on the House Floor. “Being a voice in Lansing for Saginaw County is important to me,” Rep. Wakeman said. “I’m…

Rep. Hoitenga highlights committee progress during legislative year

In her third year as chair of the House Communications and Technology Committee, second-term state Rep. Michele Hoitenga continued work to help more people in Michigan gain access to high-speed broadband while striving to cut government red tape. To cap a year of hearings and pivotal discussions with fellow committee members, Hoitenga oversaw the advancement…

Rep. Kahle welcomes Clinton students to Capitol

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian recently hosted students from Clinton High School as they visited Lansing for an up-close view of how state government works. “It is encouraging to see the interest and understanding demonstrated by these students,” Rep. Kahle said. “I was impressed by both of the Clinton High School government class groups…

Rep. Alexander schedules local office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover announced district office hours in January to meet with residents of the 64th District. “The New Year is almost upon us,” Rep. Alexander said. “I invite Jackson County residents to attend my local office hours to hear a legislative update, and ask me any questions you may have on…

Rep. Mueller encourages students to enter national poster contest

State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden would like to invite young people of Genesee and Oakland counties to enter the 2020 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. The contest is organized by the Michigan State Police and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. “There are over 800 missing children…

Rep. Bronna Kahle: Reviewing 2019 in the Michigan Legislature

(This column originally appeared in the Adrian Daily Telegram, available here.) By state Rep. Bronna Kahle Looking back on 2019, it’s been another successful year of bringing Lenawee County values to Lansing as your representative in the Michigan House. Our most vulnerable residents will have access to the essential services they rely on after restoration of the governor’s budget cuts,…