Rep. Outman reads to local students during March is Reading Month

Lawmaker encoura ges kids to hit the books State Rep. Rick Outman will read to students at elementary schools throughout the 70th House District to celebrate March is Reading Month. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said he hopes to instill in children the joy that comes from reading a good book. “A book can take a child…

Rep. Muxlow organizes joint committee meeting on community colleges

Lawmaker wants to discuss FY 2013-14 budget State Rep. Paul Muxlow, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Colleges, has called for a joint committee meeting with the state Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Colleges to discuss the fiscal year 2013-14 Community Colleges appropriations bill. The meeting takes place on Monday, March 11, at…

Rep. Muxlow organizes joint committee meeting on community colleges

State Rep. Paul Muxlow, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Colleges, has called for a joint committee meeting with the state Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Colleges to discuss the fiscal year 2013-14 Community Colleges appropriations bill. The meeting takes place on Monday, March 11, at the St. Clair County Community College, 323…

Lawmaker slams state for requiring smoke detectors in Boy Scout tents

In what may be the first edict of its kind in the nation, state Rep. Ken Goike has learned that the Michigan Department of Human Services is requiring the Boy Scouts of America to equip their summer camp tents with smoke detectors. DHS regulators have informed the Michigan Crossroads Council that they will require all…

Nesbitt: Keystone pipeline construction benefits Michigan and nation

Lawmaker speaks in support of measure prior to House passage State Rep. Aric Nesbit, chair of the House Energy and Technology Committee, today spoke in favor of a resolution urging Congress to allow construction of the Keystone pipeline to bring oil from Canada and North Dakota. The measure, Senate Concurrent Resolution 6, was approved in…

Rep. Phil Potvin kicks off Reading Month with stops around the district

State Rep. Phil Potvin today announced he will celebrate March is Reading Month by visiting schools to read with area elementary school students. Starting today, he will read with students this week in Cadillac, Mesick, Big Rapids and Morley. Potvin will also read with students in LeRoy, Barryton, Mecosta, and additional classrooms in Cadillac in…

Kesto hosts cyber-safety seminar in Wixom

Presentation focuses on keeping families safe State Rep. Klint Kesto will sponsor a community seminar on Monday, March 18, providing parents and guardians helpful information to help keep children safe from predators and bullies on the Internet. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will host the seminar in conjunction with the Michigan Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. The…

MacMaster helps kick off 2013 syrup season

State Rep. Greg MacMaster on Friday helped kick off the start of the maple syrup season in northern Michigan with a visit to a family centennial farm in Charlevoix County that has been producing the treat since the 1800s. The Parsons family has a built five-generation tradition of tapping trees to start the syrup production…

Glardon tours Saginaw County ag businesses

On Friday, state Rep. Ben Glardon and other state lawmakers toured agriculture facilities in Oakley and Hemlock to get a better understanding of the state’s important agriculture industry. Glardon, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee, toured the facilities at Frutchey Bean & Grain Co. in Oakley and Hemlock Elevator in Hemlock to get a…

State lawmakers introduce Bridge Card fraud package

State Reps. Roger Victory and Gail Haines today announced legislation that would penalize retailers for committing Bridge Card fraud. House Bills 4360 and 4361 aim to punish retailers who abuse the state’s welfare system.  The most common form of this fraud is when stores charge more to Bridge Cards than the purchase price of liquor…