House panel hears Rep. Albert plan promoting safety at fairs and amusement centers

Legislator authors plan better protecting Michigan carnival-goers Changes could be coming for carnivals just in time for the start of festival season across Michigan, state Rep. Thomas Albert said today before the House Regulatory Reform Committee. Albert, of Lowell, testified in support of his plan to better protect customers at fair and carnival amusement centers….

Rep. Albert: Governor signs plan banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors

State Rep. Thomas Albert today said the governor made the right decision by signing into law a plan to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and prevent individuals under 18 from possessing vaping products in Michigan. Senate Bills 106 and 155 make the same reforms Albert proposed in House Bill 4164, which he introduced…

Rep. LaFave launches summer photo contest

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced today he will host a photo contest for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta Counties. The theme for the photo contest is summer in the U.P. Three winners will be selected by Rep. LaFave, and the winning photos will be displayed in his Lansing office. The photographers will…

Rep. Bronna Kahle announces $45K redevelopment grant for Lenawee County village

State Rep. Bronna Kahle today announced $45,000 of state assistance has been awarded to the Village of Britton to test for potential soil or groundwater contamination at the site of a former grain elevator. “Protection and clean-up of our community’s environment and water sources is a top priority for me,” said Kahle, of Adrian. “I…

Rep. Hauck invites residents to town hall meeting on road funding

State Rep. Roger Hauck has announced a special town hall meeting with special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley on Monday, June 10 to discuss road funding in the state of Michigan. Rep. O’Malley serves as chairman of the House Transportation Committee and is traveling throughout Michigan to discuss road funding with local residents. O’Malley’s committee also…

Rep. Alexander schedules local office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover announced district office hours in June to meet with local residents of the 64th District. “This has been a busy month in Lansing and around the district,” Rep. Alexander said. “It was exciting to support a real, bipartisan solution for auto insurance reform, but there is still much work…

Rep. Mueller invites residents to road funding town hall

State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden will host a town hall meeting with special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann on Tuesday, June 25 to discuss road funding in Michigan. “When it comes to fixing our roads, I am passionate about pursuing innovative ideas,” Rep. Mueller said. “Any Michigan driver knows there is a…

Rep. Hornberger: Historic no-fault car insurance signed into law

A bipartisan car insurance reform supported by Rep. Pamela Hornberger was signed into state law on Thursday, lowering costs for all Michigan drivers. The reforms – approved by Hornberger and the Legislature – give drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, combat fraudulent claims and stop price gouging on medical services for car accident…

Rep. Glenn: Measure to cut car insurance rates is now law

LANSING, Mich. — Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, announced today her highest legislative priority — reducing the cost of car insurance for drivers in Bay and Midland counties – will now become a reality. Following approval by an overwhelming bipartisan majority in the Legislature, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed auto no-fault reform into law Thursday– reflecting the…

Rep. Filler announces June coffee hours

State Rep. Graham Filler has announced his next set of local coffee hours will be held Friday, June 7 at the following times and locations: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Big Boy, 1408 Old U.S. 27 in St. Johns; and 10 to 11 a.m. at Hearthstone Oven Bakery and Café, 126 S. Pine River St….

Rep. Matt Hall announces MDOT grant for village of Climax

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Emmett Twp.) applauded the Michigan Department of Transportation for awarding the Village of Climax a Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category B grant for year 2020. The grant totals $50,637.50. “I commend the Village of Climax for the hard work they put into earning this grant.” Hall said. “Category B grants…

Rep. Wakeman invites residents to enjoy local festivals

Today, state Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township announced his 2019 Festival Guide is now available for residents of the 94th District. The publication is a thorough and convenient reference of local and statewide festivals, farmers markets, and county fairs. “Saginaw County is known across the state for our tremendous community spirit,” Rep. Wakeman said….

Rep. Griffin applauds recent TEDF grant awarded to Village of Lawrence

            State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, announced the Village of Lawrence will be receiving a Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) grant to help with the completion of road construction projects for the 2020 fiscal year. The Village of Lawrence was recently awarded a TEDF matching fund grant of $94,500 to help cover the costs…