Pscholka continues emphasis on accessibility and accountability

Lawmaker to hold coffee hours and tele-town hall this month State Rep. Al Pscholka today announced two events he will host this month which gives local residents the ability to discuss with him state and local issues, and to hear an update about what has been happening at the Capitol this fall.             “As a…

Rep. Kowall hosting veterans meeting on Nov. 4

Special guests include VFW post commander, veterans affairs official Area veterans and military families are invited to a Veterans Town Hall meeting on Monday, Nov. 4 in White Lake, hosted by state Rep. Eileen Kowall and Sen. Mike Kowall. The meeting takes place at VFW Post #4156, located at 321 Union Lake Road in White…

State Legislature beginning national search for next Auditor General

LANSING – Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger today announced the Legislature is beginning a national search to consider the appointment of the state’s next Auditor General. The term of Michigan’s current Auditor General, Thomas McTavish, will be concluded by the end of October. McTavish has held the legislatively…

Michigan Library Association President Cathy Wolford presents state Rep. Jim Stamas with the MLA 2013 Legislator of the Year award.

Stamas recognized as 2013 Michigan Library Association’s Legislator of the Year

State Rep. Jim Stamas was recently honored by the Michigan Library Association as one of its 2013 Legislators of the Year. Stamas was recognized for his leadership in promoting libraries and supporting legislation that invests in Michigan’s libraries to ensure they are available for the state’s residents in the future. “Libraries are an essential part…

Price introduces resolution declaring October 18 as Mammography Day

Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, speaks on the House floor regarding House Resolution 245, declaring October 18, 2013, as Mammography Day in the state of Michigan. Price introduced the resolution in the hope of bringing greater public awareness to the importance of mammograms and the early detection of breast cancer.  

Local ideas improving Michigan policy

Rep. Johnson introduces 3 more bills based on area feedback              Last month, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law bills introduced by Rep. Joel Johnson from ideas that began with area residents bringing their concerns to the 97th House District lawmaker – one that allowed some off-road vehicle traffic access on the shoulders of certain…

Franz resolution sets School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 21-25

House approves measure that includes driver appreciation day  School Bus Safety Week in Michigan will be Oct. 21-25 and school bus drivers will have a special appreciation day on Oct. 23, under a resolution approved today by the Michigan House. House Resolution 247 was introduced by Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, to mirror in Michigan the…

Potvin bill would enable youth training at camps for safe pistol handling and instruction

Legislation would allow nationally certified instructors to supervise instruction and training  State Rep. Phil Potvin introduced legislation that would allow youths at camps, and in other similar settings, to receive firearms instruction and safe-handling training from nationally certified firearms instructors. “Scouting, shooting, and hunting are things that are deeply ingrained in the heritage of our…

Rep. Lauwers introduces safe schools resolution with help from local group

State Rep. Dan Lauwers today unveiled a resolution declaring Oct. 20-26, 2013 as Michigan Safe Schools Week in hopes of bringing greater public awareness to school safety issues. A local school safety group that formed after the Sandy Hook School shooting last December worked with Lauwers’ office on the idea.  The group included St. Clair…

Price introduces resolution declaring October 18 as Mammography Day

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a resolution authored by Rep. Amanda Price declaring October 18 as Mammography Day in the state. Price introduced the resolution in the hope of bringing greater public awareness to the importance of mammograms and the early detection of breast cancer. “As mammography screening rates have increased, more cases…

Rep. Yonker invites members of the community to meet for office hours

State Rep. Ken Yonker is hosting office hours to give local residents a convenient opportunity to meet with him in person. Yonker, R-Caledonia, will be at the FireRock Grille, located at 7177 Kalamazoo Ave. in Caledonia, on Friday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary to talk with the lawmaker during…

Forlini hosts town halls to help families make residential care choices

Two Senior Brigade forums will take place in November State Rep. Anthony Forlini will host a series of three town halls during November to help citizens understand the options when making residential care choices for senior citizens. The forums will take place with the attorney general’s Senior Brigade Division, said Forlini, R-Harrison Township. The first,…

Kesto, McCready host town hall on human trafficking in Michigan

Lawmakers work to protect families from exploitation State Reps. Klint Kesto and Mike McCready will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19 focusing on how to prevent human trafficking in Michigan. Both Kesto, R-Commerce Township, and McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, will meet with residents from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Bloomfield Public…

Kesto town hall helps senior citizens avoid common scams

Senior Brigade seminar takes place Oct. 18 State Rep. Klint Kesto and a representative from the Michigan Attorney General’s office will provide senior citizens with helpful information on how to avoid common scams during a town hall on Friday, Oct. 18. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will meet with residents at 11 a.m. at the Ralph C….