Rep. Howell introduces proposal to protect water quality across Michigan

State Rep. Gary Howell, of North Branch, last week introduced a plan to require more rigorous testing of the drinking water at veterans homes and veterans care facilities across the state. The plan is part of a larger reform package addressing the safety and security of Michigan’s drinking water supply. “This proposal is an important…

Rep. Markkanen invites residents to meet and greets

            Rep. Greg Markkanen of Houghton announced he will be hosting four meet and greets for residents in the 110th district on Sunday, June 30 and will be joined by State Sen. Ed McBroom and U.S. Representative Jack Bergman. “I am excited to have the Senator and Congressman in our district,” Markkanen said. “These legislators…

Rep. Meerman welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Luke Meerman, of Coopersville, welcomed Pastor Mark Bouslog (middle) from Jenison Bible Church in Hudsonville to the state Capitol last week Thursday to lead the invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Joining them…

Rep. Griffin introduces proposal to bolster state’s PFAS response team

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, introduced a plan that would make the state’s PFAS action response team a permanent agency within state government. Griffin’s plan is part of a larger reform package addressing the safety and security of Michigan’s drinking water supply. “From day one we have worked swiftly to detect, contain and respond…

Rep. Kahle proposes additional funds to bolster PFAS cleanup efforts

State Rep. Bronna Kahle, of Adrian, this week announced a plan that would provide the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) much needed resources to better understand and track PFAS contaminated groundwater.  The plan is part of a larger, bipartisan reform package addressing the safety and security of Michigan’s drinking water supply and recreational waterways….

Rep. Vaupel’s plan protecting the health of Michigan children has been signed into law

Measure gives parents more opportunities to choose health care coverage State Rep. Hank Vaupel’s plan that gives parents more opportunities to choose affordable health care coverage for their children has been signed into law. “Giving parents the accessibility to provide affordable health care coverage ensures their children’s health care needs are met,” said Vaupel, of…

VIDEO: Watch Rep. Schroeder’s first Facebook Live town hall meeting

Watch Rep. Schroeder’s first Facebook Live town hall meeting: State Rep. Andrea Schroeder this week held the Michigan Legislature’s first-ever Facebook Live town hall event with special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee, to discuss road funding and the future of Michigan’s infrastructure. Rep. Schroeder answered multiple questions from the live…

Rep. Green announces summer photo contest

State Rep. Phil Green invites residents of Huron and Tuscola counties to participate in a summer photo contest with the theme “Summer Somewhere in the Thumb”. Winners will be chosen in the following categories: beach, family fun, nature, and community event. “We live in one of the most beautiful areas of the entire state, and…

Rep. Wentworth named Legislator of the Year by Michigan organization

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, this week was honored as Legislator of the Year Award among state representatives and senators by the Small Business Association of Michigan. “I am honored and humbled to be recognized by the Small Business Association of Michigan for Legislator of the Year,” said Wentworth, of Clare. “We share many…