Rep. Glardon measure to help ensure patient safety

State Rep. Ben Glardon today introduced legislation to protect Michigan patients by requiring training standards to operate radiation machines. Glardon introduced House Bill 4869 after Gary Duehring, PhD, a constituent and adjunct professor at Baker College of Owosso and Central Michigan University, brought the issue to his attention.  With the exception of mammography machine operators,…

Rep. Kelly to lead new subcommittee to study controversial Common Core standards

State Rep. Tim Kelly today was appointed to lead a special bipartisan subcommittee to make a legislative recommendation on how Michigan should move forward with the controversial Common Core State Standards Initiative. Kelly, an education policy advisory to former Gov. John Engler, will serve as chair of the House Education Subcommittee on Common Core Standards….

Lauwers introduces resident’s idea to make millage elections more transparent

State Rep. Dan Lauwers today introduced legislation to help ensure voter participation and save taxpayer dollars by requiring all millage increase ballot proposals to be placed on November general elections. House Bill 4887 is the first of five bill ideas from a constituent-driven legislative contest sponsored by Lauwers.  Mark Shrapnell of St. Clair contacted Lauwers…

Walsh applauds plan for new Detroit Red Wings stadium in downtown Detroit

State Rep. John Walsh called the announcement of a new $650 million arena and entertainment project in downtown Detroit great news for southeast Michigan.  The project will be a public-private partnership between the Detroit Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Illitch family of companies.  The partnership between the DDA and the Illitch family was made…

Rep. Daley invites residents to June office hours

Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, is hosting office hours during the month of June to give residents of the 82nd District a chance to meet with him and discuss state or local issues. The office hours will be on June 27 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Lapeer Dupont Airport, 1232 Roods Lake Road, Lapeer….

House approves bill to improve government bidding competition

MacMaster measure expands transparency to save tax dollars  More details and in-depth formulas will be available to potential bidders reviewing options for providing services to state government agencies under legislation approved today by the House. State Rep. Greg MacMaster sponsored House Bill 4707 to ensure a better data comparison when contract decisions are considered. “This…

Kesto named to head scrap metal legislation reform study group

Measure designed to stop thieves from selling stolen items State Rep. Klint Kesto will head up a House study group to hammer out differences in legislation and create an environment that protects the community from illegal scrappers. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will assemble all the stakeholders and work on House Bills 4593-95 during the summer. Kesto,…

House approves bill allowing AED safety drills

The Michigan House today approved legislation that requires all schools to implement a cardiac emergency response plan. State Rep. Bob Genetski said the plans will be developed locally so each school is able to decide how best to deal with a cardiac emergency. “I am excited to see this bill pass the House and it…

Rep. Lauwers sponsoring road funding town hall meeting in Marysville

Local residents can learn more about how road funding is distributed and discuss current legislative road funding proposals at a special public meeting sponsored by Rep. Dan Lauwers on Tuesday, June 25, in Marysville. The meeting takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Clair County RESA, 499 Range Road, in the Woodland…

McMillin pushes education bills package to empower parental rights and student privacy

Bipartisan bill package would secure common-sense reforms State Rep. Tom McMillin today announced he is spearheading a legislative package to empower parental rights in the educational process and protect the privacy rights of students. House Bill 4837, introduced last week by McMillin, allows parents and guardians the right to inspect all state-required tests and assessments…

Nesbitt hosts informational meeting with state, local officials

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt today welcomed township, village, city, county and school officials to a “Local Officials Meeting” to provide an update on state and federal government and have open dialogue on several topics. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, said  this event, like many he has organized before, is part of his continued effort to make government more accountable…

Pettalia Announces Local Office Hours

Residents can meet with state Rep. Peter Pettalia to talk about state government concerns or problems during office hours scheduled in Wolverine on June 17. “I encourage people to stop in to share any concerns, ideas or thoughts that can help our region,” said Pettalia, R-Presque Isle. “Office hours differ from town-hall meetings in that…