Rep. VanderWall invites residents to town hall event in Thompsonville

State Rep. Curt VanderWall will host a town hall on Monday, Sept. 25 for residents with questions regarding energy policy and no fault auto reform. “This event will provide an open forum for citizens to express and discuss their concerns regarding energy policy and no fault auto reform,” VanderWall said. “I look forward to having…

Rep. VanderWall promotes September as Family Meals Month

State Rep. Curt VanderWall today introduced House Resolution 148, which declares September as Family Meals Month in Michigan. Family Meals Month is a national effort to encourage families to share at least one meal a week around the table using items purchased from the grocery store. “When you eat together as a family you can…

Rep. VanderWall invites residents to his September coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall announces his upcoming coffee hours for the month of September. “Everyone deserves to have their voice heard by their elected officials,” VanderWall said. “I want to listen and address the questions and concerns that residents may have about state government.” Rep. VanderWall will be available at the following times and locations:…

Rep. VanderWall joined by first responder for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Curt VanderWall, of Ludington, hosted Zeeland Firefighter Ty VanderWall as his guest for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The service remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.

Rep. VanderWall invites residents to August coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall encourages residents to attend his local coffee hours during the month of August. “Citizens deserve an open and accountable state government,” VanderWall said. “I want to hear about the issues that are important to people and how they would like me to address them.” Rep. VanderWall will be available at the…

Rep. VanderWall applauds farm-to-school expansion grant

Program boosts local farmers, healthy eating   State Rep. Curt VanderWall today applauded a federal grant that will help the farm-to-school program grow, providing Michigan students with more fresh, locally grown produce. VanderWall, of Ludington, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $70,280 competitive grant to the Michigan Department of Education to improve farm-to-school…

Rep. VanderWall amendment helps farmers move equipment on holidays

State Rep. Curt VanderWall applauded the Michigan House of Representatives approval Wednesday of a bill to allow applicants to obtain an annual oversized vehicle transport permit. Rep. VanderWall added an amendment to help farmers by removing restrictions when they are driving agricultural equipment during the holiday weekends. Under current law, the transportation of agricultural equipment…

Rep. VanderWall announces coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall today announced his upcoming coffee hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of gathering feedback about the issues facing the community. “Hosting office hours is one of the most important aspects of my job as a state legislator,” VanderWall said. “This provides residents with an opportunity to express their concerns and…

Rep. VanderWall announces local recreation projects

State Rep. Curt VanderWall today announced three local recreation developments are included in legislation passed by the Michigan House. VanderWall, of Ludington, said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund uses dedicated money to fund land acquisitions and development of parks, trails and other recreational facilities across the state. The projects are paid for by a…

Rep. VanderWall treats House colleagues to Ludington products

Legislator follows tradition after passage of first bill State Rep. Curt VanderWall today treated his fellow House members to muffins made by a Ludington bakery with cherries from a Ludington co-op. VanderWall, of Ludington, followed a Michigan House tradition of sharing a treat or product with other legislators highlighting his home district upon passage of…

Rep. VanderWall hosting coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites residents of Mason and Manistee counties to attend his upcoming coffee hours for the month of June. Coffee hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting. “I encourage people to come and meet with me if they have any questions or…

VanderWall bills encourage hunting in Michigan

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Curt VanderWall creates additional opportunities to entice out-of-state hunters to choose Michigan as their outdoor recreation destination. In 2014, the state of Michigan consolidated all hunting licenses into a more streamlined offering. One of the changes made was the establishment of a seven-day license for small game hunting at a…

House approves VanderWall bill extending ag disaster loan program

State Rep. Curt VanderWall’s legislation to extend the agricultural disaster loan program was approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support. The low-interest loan program, created after a crop disaster in 2012, provides the structure for financial institutions to offer assistance to farmers and agricultural producers to help alleviate the financial…

Rep. VanderWall announces June coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites residents to attend his June coffee hours. This is a great opportunity for people to share their thoughts and concerns regarding state government. “Open and honest communication with my constituents is crucial to having a state government that is accountable,” VanderWall said. “I invite everyone to attend one…