Lawmakers host town hall meeting with veterans

State Rep. Rick Outman and state Sen. Judy Emmons discussed important issues affecting veterans during a recent town hall meeting at Montcalm Community College. Outman, an Army veteran, said the meeting was productive and informative. “It was rewarding to sit and talk with these men and women who served their country in uniform and find…

Rep. Wayne Schmidt announces local office hours

State Rep. Wayne Schmidt today announced office hours that will take place throughout the 104th District. Schmidt is inviting residents to attend office hours to discuss issues of local and state concern.  The lawmaker will have office hours on Monday, June 10, at the following times and locations: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Traverse City…

Bridge Card fraud package approved by state Senate

Retailers would face a steeper penalty for committing Bridge Card fraud under legislation approved today by the state Senate. House Bills 4360 and 4361, sponsored by state Reps. Roger Victory and Gail Haines, penalize retailers who abuse the state’s welfare system by allowing individuals to purchase liquor and lottery tickets with their Bridge Cards.  Under…

Michigan House approves direct placement adoption package

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a package of bills aimed at making the direct placement adoption process easier in the state of Michigan. Rep. Kenneth Kurtz, chairman of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee, is the sponsor of House Bill 4648, which would help ensure that a birth mother won’t lose custody…

Rep. LaFontaine encourages residents to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Andrea LaFontaine is encouraging local residents to take advantage of “Michigan’s Summer Free Fishing Weekend” on June 8 and 9 by heading to their favorite lake, river or stream and enjoying all that Pure Michigan has to offer. During the weekend, all residents and out-of-state visitors will be able to fish without purchasing…

Grand Rapids area state reps. to hold transportation town hall June 10

A group of state representatives from the Grand Rapids area hope to hear from local residents about transportation issues including road funding proposals at a public town hall event on Monday, June 10. State Reps. Tom Hooker, R-Byron Center; Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto; Peter MacGregor, R-Cannon Township.; Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker; and Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia will…

Rep. Daley reminds residents to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Kevin Daley is reminding local residents to take advantage of the biannual Free Fishing Weekend that will take place June 8 – 9 throughout Michigan. Michigan Free Fishing Weekends allow residents and out-of-state visitors to enjoy Michigan fishing at no cost. All fishing licensing fees will be waived, allowing participants to fish Michigan…

Rep. Jacobsen reminds residents to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Brad Jacobsen is reminding local residents to take advantage of the biannual Free Fishing Weekend that will take place June 8 – 9 throughout Michigan. Free Fishing Weekend allows residents and out-of-state visitors to enjoy Michigan’s premiere fishing at no cost. For these two days, fishing licensing fees will be waived. This includes…

Somerville encourages residents to enjoy Michigan Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Patrick Somerville is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the Free Fishing Weekend that will take place June 8 – 9 throughout Michigan. Michigan Free Fishing Weekends allow residents and out-of-state visitors to enjoy one of Michigan’s premiere outdoor activities at no cost. For these two days, all fishing licensing fees will…

MacMaster applauds DNR’s decision to allow Le Griffon expedition

State Rep. Greg MacMaster today commended the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for approving a permit allowing Great Lakes Exploration Group (GLX) to conduct test excavations to determine if the remains of a shipwreck in northern Lake Michigan are of the legendary French exploration vessel Le Griffon. MacMaster, an experienced diver and volunteer forensic meteorologist…

Rep. Nesbitt urges residents to enjoy ‘Free Fishing Weekend’

Lawmaker urges families to share in time-honored tradition State Rep. Aric Nesbitt today said residents across the state should take advantage of “Michigan’s Summer Free Fishing Weekend” on June 8 and 9 by heading to their favorite lake, river or stream and enjoying Pure Michigan at its finest. During the weekend, residents will be able…

McMillin town hall focuses on the failings of the war on drugs

Lawmaker hosts experts to discuss important issue State Rep. Tom McMillin invites residents to join him and two national experts at a June 10 town hall as they discuss the failings of the war on drugs and the resulting unintended consequences on modern society. McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, said the informative town hall will take place…

Muxlow announces June office hours

State Rep. Paul Muxlow today announced he will host office hours this month in Brown City. Muxlow invites residents to meet with him to discuss any state or local issues. The open meeting will be held at the following location and time: Friday, June 14 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 4256 Main St. Brown City….

McMillin town hall focuses on the failings of the war on drugs

Lawmaker hosts experts to discuss important issue State Rep. Tom McMillin invites residents to join him and two national experts at a June 10 town hall as they discuss the failings of the war on drugs and the resulting unintended consequences on modern society. McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, said the informative town hall will take place…