House GOP unveils Action Plan for 2013-2014 legislative term

State Rep. Martin Howrylak today participated in a Capitol news conference unveiling their key priorities for the 2013-2014 legislative session. Howrylak said his focus will be on reducing unnecessary government regulations and promoting Michigan’s natural resources. “Michigan’s economy is turning around but the comeback is not complete. Our state’s natural resources are great assets and…

Leonard announces February office hours

State Rep. Tom Leonard will host office hours in February, and plans to meet on a regular basis with residents of the 93rd District. Rep. Leonard, R-DeWitt Township, will host office hours at the Big Boy restaurant in St. Johns, 1408 S. U.S. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. He also…

Rep. Bumstead hosts local pastor opening House session in prayer

State Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, this week brought Pastor Steven Vander West and his wife Mary to Lansing to open the day’s House of Representatives session with an introductory prayer.  Vander West is a pastor at the Grant Community Church in Grant. “I was glad to have the opportunity to bring Pastor Vander West to Lansing…

Munson cardiovascular research takes part in state’s inaugural Michigan clinical awareness day

  State Rep. Bruce Rendon welcomed Munson Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Research department co-coordinators team to the Capitol on Wednesday as part of Michigan’s first-ever Clinical Trial Awareness Day. MMC Research Nurses Jan Boettcher, Lynda Tulik and Deborah Douglas were among representatives from more than two dozen hospitals and research centers from throughout the state that…

Shirkey introduces bill to expand community college options

State Rep. Mike Shirkey today introduced a bill allowing community colleges to offer four-year degrees in six areas of education, including nursing and manufacturing. House Bill 4148 enables community colleges to offer bachelor of arts degrees in nursing, wastewater treatment technology, allied health, ski area management, information technology and manufacturing technology. Shirkey, R-Clarklake, said the goal of…

House lawmakers unveil dynamic plan to encourage job growth, improve quality of life

State Rep. Joel Johnson on Wednesday participated in a Capitol news conference to unveil key priorities for the upcoming legislative session that will help encourage additional job growth, reform government and improve the quality of life for Michigan residents. House Republican lawmakers outlined their top priorities as the 2013-14 legislative session gets underway.  Johnson said…

Franz proposing Sleeping Bear license plate

A special vehicle license plate for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will help protect the large number of historic resources in the park, state Rep. Ray Franz said today. Franz will introduce the legislation to help the fundraising efforts of the Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear organization. The plate also will allow local motorists as well…

Clinical Trial Awareness Day great success

State Rep. Gail Haines yesterday hosted Michigan’s first Clinical Trial Awareness Day at the Capitol. Twenty-eight different medical institutions from around the state attended to present information on 44 different clinical trials. “I am so pleased we were able to bring awareness to the great medical research that is taking place across our state,” said…

Anglers take note: Free fishing in February

By state Rep. Rick Outman Michigan is known as the Great Lakes State, and the abundance of waterways here – smaller lakes in addition to the big five – means fishing is a major sport. Most people associate fishing with sitting in a boat or on a pier during a sun-drenched summer day, waiting for…

Potvin introduces legislation enabling retired nurses to volunteer

State Rep. Phil Potvin has sponsored legislation that would allow retired Michigan nurses to apply for special licenses to do volunteer nursing work. House Bill 4156 would allow those nurses who have retired from their profession to obtain a volunteer license at no charge, so long as their practicing license was in good-standing at the…

Rep. VerHeulen announces February office hours

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker, is sponsoring office hours in February to give local residents a convenient opportunity to meet with him in person. No appointment is necessary to talk with Rep. VerHeulen during this time. All are welcome to hear a legislative update and discuss topics of interest or concern. Upcoming office hours are…

MacGregor committed to making Michigan’s economy healthier

Michigan House Republicans today unveiled their priorities for the upcoming legislative session, which will act as a roadmap for Michigan’s continued recovery. State Rep. Peter MacGregor participated in the Capitol news conference, where House Republicans announced priorities that will reform state government, encourage additional job growth and improve the quality of life for Michigan’s hard-working…

House Republicans announce blueprint for keeping Michigan on right track

Michigan House Republicans today unveiled priorities for the 2013-2014 legislative session, which will act as a roadmap for Michigan’s continued recovery. State Rep. Nancy Jenkins participated in the Capitol news conference, where House Republicans announced priorities that will reform state government, encourage additional job growth and improve the quality of life for Michigan’s hard-working taxpayers….

Rendon helps announce GOP plan for improving job growth, quality of life

State Rep. Bruce Rendon today participated in a Capitol news conference to unveil key priorities for the upcoming legislative session that will help encourage additional job growth, reform government and improve the quality of life for Michigan residents. House Republican lawmakers outlined their top priorities as the 2013-14 legislative session gets underway. “Two years ago…

Haveman unveils new goals for the 2013-2014 legislative term

Michigan House Republicans today announced their blueprint for the coming legislative term. The 2013-2014 Action Plan includes detailed plans for continued job growth, new government reforms and a list of measurable results for Michigan’s hard-working families. “We made specific commitments two years ago, and now the vast majority of those proposals have been enacted into…