Price to hold office hours in Grand Haven and Park Township

State Rep. Amanda Price has scheduled a pair of office hour events in Grand Haven and Park Township to meet with local residents and discuss issues of interest or concern. Price will be at Coffee Grounds, located at 41 Washington Ave. in Grand Haven, on Friday, Oct. 18 from 9 to 10 a.m. The lawmaker…

McBroom schedules October office hours

State Rep. Ed McBroom will meet with residents in Delta and Menominee counties during office hours scheduled for Oct. 18 and 26. “I’m looking forward to hearing what ideas people have about our state government and issues they would like to see addressed,” said McBroom, R-Vulcan. On Friday, Oct. 18, he will be at the…

Program to help curb repeat drunken driving, protect lives could go statewide under Rep. Lauwers measure

A successful pilot program aimed at stopping repeat drunken drivers from further endangering Michigan motorists could be used throughout the state under legislation introduced by Rep. Dan Lauwers. House Bill 5021 would help institute a sobriety court interlock pilot program throughout Michigan.  The program allows repeat offenders to receive a restricted driver license after installing…

Victory hosting local office hours in October

Residents can meet with lawmaker to discuss issues   State Rep. Roger Victory today announced local office hour sessions for October in Allendale, Jenison and Coopersville, and while everyone is invited, he especially wants to hear from hunters at the Coopersville session. The office hours on Friday, Oct. 18 will take place from 9 to…

Franz welcomes public to Oct. 14 roads meeting

State Rep. Ray Franz has invited former state Rep. Paul Opsommer, who served as chair of the House Transportation Committee from 2011-12, to a town hall meeting in Manistee on Oct. 14 to provide history on Michigan’s road funding and other transportation issues and policies. The meeting will be in the Commissioners’ Room of the…

McMillin to host October office hours

State Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, has announced upcoming in-district office hours for the month of October.             McMillin invites residents to meet with him on Monday, Oct. 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Older Person’s Commission, 650 Letica Dr., Rochester, MI 48307. These meetings are held for residents to share questions or…

Rep. Potvin introduces legislation to create a tax-check off for Junior Achievement program

State Rep. Phil Potvin today introduced legislation to allow a voluntary tax check off for the Junior Achievement program on state income tax forms. Junior Achievement is a volunteer-driven organization that provides programs for K-12 students that foster work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills. “The Junior achievement program is extremely successful in preparing young…

Michigan is open for business

By Speaker Pro-Tempore John Walsh, R-Livonia As the federal government shutdown enters its second week, I’d like to remind residents that unlike our counterparts in D.C., lawmakers in Lansing are working hard to make sure that Michigan is still open for business. While the standard in Washington continues to be working without a budget and…

Bumstead announces October office hours in Newaygo County

State Rep. Jon Bumstead today announced office hours for the month of October in Newaygo County. The office hours will take place Friday, Oct. 18 at the following times and locations: -White Cloud: 8 to 9 a.m. at Sally’s, located at 103 S. Charles St. -Hesperia: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Daniel’s, located at 55…

Price, Michigan House support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

State Rep. Amanda Price and her Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives recently donned pink clothing to show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During October, Price and other legislators hope to increase awareness of the disease as well as the research that is going into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and…

Kowall introduces measure to increase state’s accountability to local governments

State Rep. Eileen Kowall recently introduced legislation to help prevent unfunded state mandates on local governments and school districts. Kowall’s House Bill 5060, the Prevention of Unfunded Mandates Act, sets up a process where fiscal notes would be developed to determine whether proposed legislation has a financial impact on locals.  House Bill 5059, introduced by…

House bill promotes Michigan hunting, fishing and trapping

Council created to educate the public on our heritage  Michigan outdoor sportsmen and women will start getting the recognition they deserve for their part in managing the state’s wildlife with the help of a new information campaign that would be created under a proposal that passed the Michigan House today. House Bill 4993 directs $1…

Farrington hosting Senior Brigade event in Sterling Heights

State Rep. Jeff Farrington is hosting a Senior Brigade event on Monday, Oct. 28.  The event, hosted in conjunction with the Michigan Attorney General’s office, will feature presentations on avoiding home repair and equity scams, working with contractors and understanding reverse mortgages.  Another presentation will focus on investment scams and tools to avoid them. “Unfortunately,…