Rep. Afendoulis joins in calling for improvements to unemployment system

Incensed that lottery offices are open, but unemployment offices are not State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids, today joined her colleagues at the state Capitol to call on Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) to improve its fumbled response to the coronavirus pandemic for individuals and families desperate for income. “Michigan families are hurting, and…

Rep. Calley announces outdoor local office hours to be held June 26

State Rep. Julie Calley has set in-person office hours on Friday, June 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bob King Park Pavilion, 100 E. Woodlawn Ave. in Hastings. “As our state continues to reopen, I plan to resume my in-district office hours in a safe and sensible fashion,” Calley said. “We have…

Rep. Markkanen fights to expand access to clean, affordable energy

Bipartisan proposal would bring energy freedom to U.P. residents, businesses State Rep. Greg Markkanen today testified before the House Energy Committee in support of his plan to make it easier for people in the Upper Peninsula to utilize clean and affordable energy resources. Markkanen, of Hancock, said he regularly hears from residents and business owners…

Rep. Wozniak’s plan ensures access to care for car accident victims

Measure addresses unintended fee schedule consequences for post-acute care rehab clinics State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today introduced a plan that would ensure car accident victims have expanded access to care under Michigan’s new no-fault law that takes effect July 1. Under the plan, a separate fee schedule for post-acute care rehabilitation clinics…

Rep. Wozniak applauds court for ruling in favor of Line 5 tunnel law

State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today commended the Michigan Court of Appeals for unanimously upholding the constitutionality of the law to allow a tunnel to be built for the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. “This is a big win for Michigan’s local economies and the best option for protecting our…

Rep. Bollin to join rally, calling on UIA’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

State Rep. Ann Bollin will join other state legislators and residents for a rally on the state Capitol lawn Tuesday to urge Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) to immediately help Michigan families. The UIA has been unable to help tens of thousands of laid-off workers receive the unemployment benefits they deserve, and the agency has…

Glenn asks Trump for disaster declaration for communities devastated by flooding

Representative leads bipartisan push for additional federal assistance Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, Monday sent a letter to President Donald Trump seeking additional federal assistance to help communities in Mid-Michigan recover from devastating flooding caused by two dam failures. The letter was signed by six Republicans and one Democrat, including Senate Appropriations Chair Jim Stamas and…

Rep. Kahle: Downtown Adrian awarded grant to help with COVID-19 economic recovery

Rep. Bronna Kahle today announced the Adrian Downtown Development Authority has been awarded a grant to help the community and its job providers rebound from the COVID-19 shutdown. The $49,984 grant can be used to help eligible small businesses support payroll expenses, rent or mortgage payments, utilities, COVID-19 relief or other similar expenses. The grant…

Rep. Alexander fights to remove harsh, unfair penalties for low-level snowmobile offenses

State Rep. Julie Alexander and Jackson County resident Robert Diamond testified this week before the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee in support of Alexander’s plan to re-evaluate the penalty for a mis-location of a snowmobile registration decal in Michigan. Alexander, of Hanover, introduced the plan after hearing from Diamond, an upstanding citizen who…