Ottawa County lawmakers: Our area is ready to reopen

State Reps. Bradley Slagh, Jim Lilly and Luke Meerman, along with Sen. Roger Victory, today said Gov. Whitmer owes Ottawa County an explanation in the form of transparent documentation and metrics that support her reasoning for keeping area restaurants, retailers, health care facilities and businesses from reopening. The governor announced Monday that the Upper Peninsula…

Rep. Slagh supports plan to begin reopening West Michigan’s economy

State Rep. Bradley Slagh today said he supports a regional, safety-focused approach to restarting Michigan’s economy and re-establishing a semblance of normalcy in the COVID-19 era. House Republicans today unveiled a blueprint to help move the state toward a rolling restart – an approach based on the prevalence and risk factors of the virus, which…

Rep. Slagh urges governor to listen to job providers, workers and Legislature

Common-sense adjustments would allow people to stay at work safely State Rep. Bradley Slagh today said the governor moved in the wrong direction when she put even more restrictions on people and job providers while extending her stay-at-home order until April 30. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered that stores no longer sell what she considers non-essential…

Rep. Slagh: Bipartisan education agreement reached with governor

Plan waives school days, ensures workers are fully compensated State Rep. Bradley Slagh today announced the Legislature has reached a bipartisan agreement with the governor regarding education response in the wake of school closures brought on by coronavirus. The agreement closes all public and private school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year…

Rep. Slagh cancels office hours for March

Rep. Bradley Slagh announced his March office hours are postponed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “To assist our state’s preventative efforts, our office will suspend all in-person constituent events at this time,” Rep. Slagh said. “The health and safety of residents is always the top priority, and I look forward to resuming in-person…

Rep. Slagh introduces plan to support homeowners along Great Lakes shoreline facing high-water levels, soil erosion

State Rep. Bradley Slagh introduced a plan that would help homeowners living along the Great Lakes shoreline facing soil erosion due to record high-water levels. Slagh’s plan will enhance the shoreline minor permit process by including sandbags. While a minor project permit for sandbagging does currently exist, it was created administratively and not in statue….

Rep. Slagh announces office hours for March

Rep. Bradley Slagh announced today his plans to meet with residents of Ottawa County in March. “Communication is critical to our success,” Rep. Slagh said. “The conversations I have with members of our community provides valuable input to the decisions I make daily.” Rep. Slagh will be available at the following times and locations: Monday,…

Column by Rep. Slagh: We need a plan that fixes all roads

As the former Treasurer of Ottawa County, I have seen responsible budgeting and fiscal planning up close from our county board, cities and townships.  When I was elected to the State House of Representatives, I was looking forward to rolling up my sleeves to find solutions to many issues, and working with colleagues from both…

Rep. Slagh announces local February office hours

Rep. Bradley Slagh announced today he will host local office hours to hear the concerns and issues of the community. “We are off to a strong start in the new year,” Rep. Slagh said. “Its important for me to hear from members of our community to continue the success we are having in Lansing.” Rep….

Rep. Slagh announces January office hours

State Rep. Bradley Slagh, of Zeeland, will meet with Ottawa County residents during scheduled office hours for the month of January. “I want to begin the new year by continuing to hear directly from residents,” Rep. Slagh said. “I look forward to meeting with constituents and discussing ideas the legislature can work on in 2020.”…