Rep. Schroeder unveils district photo winners in Lansing

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township today hosted winners of the district photo contest at her Lansing office. In addition to officially unveiling the photos selected to represent the natural beauty of the 43rd District, Rep. Schroeder had the constituent photographers join her for the day around the Capitol. State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of…

Rep. Schroeder supports plan to combat state psych worker shortages

Plan allows retired employees to return to work and keep pensions State Rep. Andrea Schroeder today voted in support of a House plan to combat the ongoing shortage of behavioral health professionals in Michigan. The plan allows certain retired mental health professionals to come back to work with the Department of Health and Human Services…

Rep. Schroeder holds vaping roundtable discussion with local officials and parents

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township hosted a roundtable discussion on Thursday to discuss how best to educate people about a new Waterford Township ordinance regarding vaping. “We invited all the community stakeholders to create a common message about the new township ordinance and the dangers of vaping for kids,” Rep. Schroeder said. “It’s…

Michigan House approves Rep. Schroeder’s plan to boost government transparency

Legislation extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan was unanimously approved today by the Michigan House. Schroeder, of Independence Township, said Michigan is one of just two states that still exempts its governor and state legislators from open records…

Rep. Schroeder invites residents to meet with her on April 22

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township invites residents to her in-district coffee hour on Monday, April 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. Her office hour will be hosted at The Coffee Bucket, located at 3549 Airport Road, Suite 104 in Waterford Township because she feels it is important to help our local small businesses…

Rep. Schroeder wraps up March is Reading Month tour

During the month of March, State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township, visited classrooms throughout Independence and Waterford Townships as part of March is Reading Month. This month is a great way to encourage students to enhance their education by reading daily. “I always look forward to opportunities where I can visit classrooms and get…

Rep. Schroeder applauds school safety grants awarded in southeast Michigan

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township this week praised the announcement of over $480,000 in state grants to school districts in northern Oakland County to improve safety of school buildings. “Absolutely nothing is more important than the safety and protection of our kids,” Rep. Schroeder said. “These grants are a great step in the…

Rep. Schroeder announces winners of district photo contest

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder recently announced the winners of her district photo contest. Residents from throughout the 43rd District submitted photos for consideration. The winning photos were submitted by Alexandra Touchstone, Sue Wylie, and Matt Nichols. The three winning photos will hang in Rep. Schroeder’s Lansing office. An official unveiling will be held in April,…

Wealth of knowledge available during Money Smart Week

A House resolution introduced today by state Rep. Andrea Schroeder promotes sound financial planning and being “money smart.” Money Smart Week will run from March 30 through April 6. The effort is designed to help residents with varying levels of knowledge and income better manage all facets – and assets – involving their personal finances….

Rep. Schroeder invites Clarkston native to state Capitol

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township welcomed Aaron Wright to the state Capitol Wednesday. The 2011 Clarkston High School graduate job-shadowed her during the day after expressing interest in learning more about the legislative process. Aaron attended meetings in the lawmaker’s office, took a tour of the Capitol in the morning and sat with…

Rep. Andrea Schroeder health update

Andrea Schroeder, state Representative from the 43rd District in Oakland County which includes part of Waterford Township, the city of Lake Angelus, the village of Clarkston and Independence Township, announced today that she underwent successful surgery to remove a cancerous growth in her stomach that was discovered during a routine test. She is expected to…

Rep. Schroeder resolution focuses on Sunshine Week in March

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township today introduced a resolution declaring the week of March 10 as Sunshine Week in the state of Michigan. “This resolution complements the Legislative Open Records Act bill package to establish transparency within the government,” Rep. Schroeder said. “A free and open press is a primary liberty enshrined in…

Rep. Schroeder’s transparency plan clears House panel during Sunshine Week

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan was approved today by the House Government Operations Committee. Schroeder, of Independence Township, said the committee’s approval coincided with Sunshine Week, a national initiative celebrating the important role transparency plays in our system of government. “This package of bills…

COLUMN: It’s time for Michigan to let the sun shine in

This week, transparency advocates all across the country highlight the importance of open government by commemorating Sunshine Week. We all share the belief that government functions best when the sun shines in. In other words, a government must be open and accessible to the public in order to effectively serve its citizens. It’s embarrassing to…

Schroeder issues statement regarding governor’s gas tax proposal

State Representative Andrea Schroeder, of Independence Township and vice chair of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her proposed budget to a joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee: “Like anyone else who drives in this state, I absolutely agree more must be done to improve Michigan roads….