Rep. Johnson announces December office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, December 13th Allegan County Simply Celia’s 142 S Main St. in Wayland 8 – 9 a.m. Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Rd. SE in Kentwood  10 – 11 a.m. “Open and honest communication with…

Rep. Calley invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, Dec. 16. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: 10 to 11 a.m. at Portland City Hall, 259 Kent St. in Portland; and Individual meetings from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by a legislative update from 2 to…

Rep. Alexander schedules local office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover announced district office hours in December to meet with residents of the 64th District. “We’ve tackled many issues for Jackson County over the last year,” Rep. Alexander said. “I look forward to sharing a legislative update on the achievements of 2019, and discussing my priorities for the New Year.”…

Rep. Lightner announces local office hour

State Rep. Sarah Lightner of Springport has scheduled a December office hour to meet with residents of the 65th District. “We’ve achieved a lot in Lansing over the last year, but our work is far from done,” Rep. Lightner said. “I welcome constituents from across the district for a legislative update, and to hear my…

Rep. Mueller announces senior town hall

State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden will host a town hall on Friday, Dec. 13 to meet with senior citizens from the 51st District. Rep. Mueller will be joined by Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell to discuss steps we can take to combat scams over the internet, phone, and email. “Being a former Sheriff’s Deputy,…

Rep. Berman announces December office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming December office hours on Monday, Dec. 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce Road in Commerce Township. “Input from neighbors and members of our community is important as I make sure we…

Rep. Miller: New law allows more efficient use of funds for community projects

Miller’s legislation removing unnecessary red tape signed into law State Rep. Aaron Miller’s plan allowing local recreational authority boards to spend more of their budgets on improving Michigan communities – rather than meeting burdensome government mandates – has been signed into law. Miller, of Sturgis, said state law previously required recreational authority boards to pay…

COLUMN: Decline in hunting could hurt Michigan’s conservation efforts

Sitting in my deer blind during this firearms season, I had some time to reflect on the status of hunting in Michigan – and I must admit I’m a bit concerned that our hunting heritage is falling to the wayside. Our state’s abundant natural resources provide a beautiful backdrop to get out into the woods…

Rep. O’Malley supports declaration of Disaster Area

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, voiced his support for the Manistee County Board’s recently passed resolution to declare the Great Lakes Coast a Disaster Area and requests financial assistance from the federal government. “This is a critical time for those affected and we need to act quickly to prevent the situation from getting…

Rep. Whiteford announces December office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford will meet with Allegan County residents during upcoming office hours next month. “December is a great time to reflect on the past year and set priorities for the coming one,” Rep. Whiteford said. “I hope you’ll join me next month a nd share what you would like to see on our…

Column: No More Surprises

Surprise medical bills have devastated families across Michigan for decades. The practice of charging patients more than they bargained for after the treatment is unfair and must be stopped. You might not have heard of surprise medical billing, but you’ve probably experienced it. In fact, about one of every seven patients has received a surprise…

Rep. Allor to host end of year tele-town hall meeting

Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine announced she will be hosting a tele-town hall meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 3 for residents receive a legislative update from Lansing. The update will be followed by a brief Q&A. Callers will have the opportunity to open a case with the office if they are experiencing any problems with the state…

Rep. Kahle announces December office hours

State Rep. Bronna Kahle invites Lenawee County residents to join her for local office hours on Friday, December 6. “I always look forward to the opportunity to connect with people in our community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Kahle said. “Listening to our neighbors, asking questions, and addressing their concerns is so important…

Rep. Slagh plan altering township tax collection protocol becomes law

Measure provides locals and their employees with flexibility, practicality A proposal from state Rep. Bradley Slagh, of Zeeland, helping townships serve their residents more effectively when collecting tax payments this week was signed into law by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist. Gilchrist is serving as acting governor while Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is out of the country…