Rep. Schroeder announces February office hours

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder invites residents to her in-district office hours on Monday, Feb. 3 from 12 to 2 p.m. at The Coffee Bucket, 3549 Airport Road in Waterford. “I value these informal opportunities to hear from residents of our community and learn more about what is important to them,” Rep. Schroeder said. “I hope…

House approves Rep. Schroeder’s plan to better protect Michigan’s children

The Michigan House today approved Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s plan to help keep children safe from abuse and neglect. Schroeder’s proposal is part of a broad package addressing problems uncovered in an Office of the Auditor General report which raised alarming concerns about a system that exists to ensure the safety and well-being of Michigan children….

Rep. Schroeder announces district photo contest

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township today announced she will be hosting another district photo contest during the months of January and February. The contest will start on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and run through the end of February. Three winners will be selected on March 2. Contest winners will have their art displayed in…

Rep. Schroeder: Reflecting on 2019 in the Michigan House

By Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township It’s truly a pleasure to serve as your representative at the state Capitol. After my first year on the job, I can promise you it’s an honor I will never take for granted. Each day is an opportunity to help improve life for all in Oakland County. Allow…

Rep. Schroeder: Independence Township, Clarkston in line for outdoor recreation funding

Independence Township and Clarkston projects are included in a proposed plan to improve outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan, state Rep. Andrea Schroeder said. The projects are included in recent recommendations from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The recommendations are made to the Legislature, which will soon be working to finalize and approve a plan….

Rep. Schroeder announces January office hours

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder invites residents to her in-district office hours on Monday, January 13 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Independence Township Hall, 6483 Waldon Center Dr. in Independence Township. “I received truly helpful feedback throughout 2019 that helped me better serve our communities in Lansing,” Rep. Schroeder said. “I look forward to another…

Reps. Schroeder, Hall introduce plan to make Michigan child abuse investigations more effective and transparent

Reps. Andrea Schroeder and Matt Hall recently introduced a plan that will allow Michigan Children’s Ombudsman investigators to dedicate more resources to cases where child abuse is suspected while improving transparency and accountability. The legislation is sparked in part by an April 2019 audit which found the Children’s Ombudsman office was not investigating a large…

Rep. Schroeder: Michigan House votes to restore vetoed funding for Alzheimer’s and autism support, public safety

Rep. Andrea Schroeder and the Michigan House today approved measures to reverse many of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget vetoes – a key step in the effort to restore funding for seniors with Alzheimer’s, children with autism, law enforcement, and other vital initiatives. Whitmer vetoed nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding when she signed the budget…

Rep. Schroeder announces December office hours

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder invites residents to her in-district office hours on Monday, Dec. 2 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at The Coffee Bucket, 3549 Airport Road in Waterford. “Your input is truly valued and it helps me to better serve our community,” Rep. Schroeder said. “I look forward to listening to your thoughts and…

Michigan House unanimously approves Rep. Schroeder’s plan protecting local emergency service providers from surprise fees

The Michigan House today unanimously approved Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s proposal to protect local emergency response providers from unexpected fees assessed by the state – a plan inspired by retired Waterford Township fire chief John Lyman. Lyman, who served the Waterford community for more than three decades before retiring this summer, contacted Schroeder after appealing a…

VIDEO: Chief John Lyman’s Testimony on HB 4830

The Michigan House Appropriations Committee recently approved Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s proposal to protect local emergency response providers from unexpected fees assessed by the state. Schroeder appeared before the committee with retired Waterford Township fire chief John Lyman, who brought the important issue to Schroeder’s attention. Lyman – who served the Waterford community for 33 years…