Rep. Griffin applauds local school safety grants

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, announced that both Van Buren ISD and Mattawan Consolidated Schools will be receiving Michigan State Police School Safety Grant Program awards. The Michigan State Police (MSP) recently announced that 125 public school districts, 66 non-public schools, 20 public charter schools and 9 intermediate school districts/regional educational service agencies will…

Rep. Kahle wraps up March is Reading Month tour

Each year during the month of March, State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian visits classrooms throughout Lenawee County to read to students and encourage them to make reading fun. “I always look forward to opportunities where I can encourage young people to explore their world through books,” Rep. Kahle said. “I hope visiting local classrooms…

Rep. Mueller backs plan offering more protection for first responders

State Rep. Mike Mueller has co-sponsored a plan to stiffen penalties for criminals who threaten or carry out targeted attacks on first responders and corrections officers in Michigan. Mueller, who recently retired after 19 years as a sheriff’s deputy, said attacks on law enforcement officers and other first responders have increased over the past few…

Rep. Markkanen announces grant to eliminate blight

State Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, announced today the Village of Ontonagon, Bessemer, Houghton County Land Bank, Ironwood, and Ontonagon Township will receive funds to fight blight. “I am thrilled to see more investments flooding into our communities,” Markkanen said.  “These investments not only clean up blighted structures but also bring new job opportunities to…

Calley spends March reading to local students

Lawmaker shared love for reading with children State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland spent the month of March visiting several local elementary schools as students throughout Michigan observed March is Reading Month. While visiting with the classrooms, Calley talked to the students about the importance of reading. She hopes visiting local classrooms and reading to…

Rep. Yaroch calls for clarity on federal marijuana policy

Legislator: Recent hearing informative, Feds must stop sending mixed signals PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Yaroch, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), recently heard testimony on marijuana regulation in Michigan. “The people of Michigan had their say…

Rep. Paquette spends March reading to students

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, read to a group of students at Three Oaks Elementary School last Friday as part of his March is Reading Month tour. Paquette also answered questions about state government and stressed the importance of reading inside and outside the classroom. During the month of March, Paquette…

LaFave: Attorney general breaches protocol to justify bigotry

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, issued the following statement regarding the Michigan Attorney General disclosing a prior dropped grievance against former Michigan Court of Claims Judge Michael Talbot in a failed attempt to justify her anti-Catholic post on social media. Michigan State University hired Talbot to help assist the university in ensuring its…

Rep. Mueller helping Southeast Michigan families

By state Rep. Mike Mueller Before I became your representative in the Michigan House, I served as a sheriff’s deputy. Those 19 years on patrol gave me a valuable perspective as I work on behalf of the Genesee-Oakland region at the state Capitol. Top priorities for this 2019-20 legislative session include reducing the cost of…

Join Rep. Webber at his April office hours

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills invites residents to join him for his in-district office hours on Monday, April 15. “Some of the best ideas are generated from the members in our community,” Rep. Webber said. “I welcome anyone with concerns, ideas or issues to join me.” Rep. Webber will meet with residents at…

Join Rep. Reilly at his April office hours

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township invites residents to join him in Oxford and Orion Township for his monthly local office hours on Monday, April 15. “I value the insight that I receive during local office hours,” Rep. Reilly said. “The governor’s recent budget proposal has prompted significant feedback, and I am eager to…

Rep. Kahle announces office hours on April 12

State Rep. Bronna Kahle invites Lenawee County residents to join her for local office hours on Friday, April 12. “My priority is making Lenawee County a better place to live, work and raise a family and that starts by listening to people and understanding their experiences,” Rep. Kahle said. “Your input is truly appreciated because…

Rep. Schroeder wraps up March is Reading Month tour

During the month of March, State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township, visited classrooms throughout Independence and Waterford Townships as part of March is Reading Month. This month is a great way to encourage students to enhance their education by reading daily. “I always look forward to opportunities where I can visit classrooms and get…

Rep. Glenn concludes March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. Annette Glenn recently concluded her March is Reading Month tour in Midland County, where she read to 33 classrooms throughout the month. Glenn embarked on the tour across the county with the goal of promoting a love of reading to students in the community. “One of my top priorities is to encourage our children to read and…

Houghton County to receive funds to improve infrastructure

State Rep. Greg Markkanen of Hancock, announced today that Portage Charter Township will receive a $960,000 loan and a $2,040,000 grant to construct a sewer collection system to repair vital infrastructure. The money is part of a $7.7 million investment by United States Department of Agriculture to rebuild and construct rural water infrastructure in Michigan….