Franz welcomes veterans to SOS

State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, welcomed Sgt. Major Dan Lincoln (second from left) of the Michigan Army National Guard who served in Afghanistan from 2010-2011, to sit with him in the House chamber on Wednesday evening during Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. Also pictured with Franz prior to the governor’s speech, from…

Rep. MacMaster invites Lieghios to gov’s speech

State Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin, with his wife Kim, welcomed Enzo and Danielle Lieghio of Mackinaw City to the House chamber on Wednesday evening for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.  MacMaster said the governor’s third speech was a good starting point to begin discussing transportation infrastructure in Michigan. “We all agree funding…

Foster welcomes Beck for governor’s speech

State Rep. Frank Foster, at right, today took the ceremonial oath of office as state representative for the 107thst House District in the 97th Michigan Legislature.  Lt. Gov. Brian Calley administered the ceremonial oath in the state Capitol in Lansing.

Hanson attends gov’s speech as Rep. McBroom guest

State Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, welcomed Michigan Agriculture Commission Vice Chair Diane Hanson of Cornell, owner and operator of Hanson Seed Farm, a family run 1,200-acre farm producing seed potatoes, alfalfa and oats, to the House chamber on Wednesday evening for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.

Rep. O’Brien responds to Gov. Snyder’s 2013 State of the State address

State Rep. Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage, made the following statement in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address: “I appreciate hearing each of the goals the governor has for 2013. As we begin a new legislative term, I’m proud of what we have accomplished to date, but I am looking forward to all…

Rep. Rendon invites Searfoss for gov speech

State Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City, and his wife Daire, welcomed Tim Searfoss, owner of Searfoss Developments in West Branch, to the House chamber on Wednesday evening for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. Rendon was pleased with issues the governor’s third speech included and said one of his own priorities continues to…

Haveman ready to work on Michigan’s future

State Rep. Joe Haveman, R- Holland, released the following statement after Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2013 State of the State address. “I always appreciate the governor’s ability to lay out a concise plan for our state’s future. There have been no easy choices or quick fixes since we began working together on Michigan’s recovery, and his…

State Rep. Joseph Graves, R-Argentine Township, tonight made the following statement after Gov. Rick Snyder’s third State of the State address:

“Tonight the governor highlighted the progress we have made streamlining and simplifying state government for Michigan’s hard-working taxpayers. Although we have made great strides, we still have work to do in returning Michigan to its full potential. The governor stressed some of these challenges in tonight’s speech and though there are no easy answers, I…