Summer reading champion joins Rep. VanWoerkom at state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: Charlie VanderBough, of Holton, joined Rep. VanWoerkom at the state Capitol for Tuesday’s House session. VanderBough, a student at Holton Elementary, was the winner of VanWoerkom’s “Rep for a Day” summer reading contest. Rep. VanWoerkom worked with several local libraries over the summer to host this reading contest, designed to encourage students to…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces October office hours

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently announced where he will be available to meet with Muskegon County residents during scheduled coffee hours for the month of October. “I value your ideas on how we can make government more efficient, effective, and accountable,” Rep. VanWoerkom said. “I hope you’ll join me at one of…

Plan to preserve child welfare funding led by Rep. VanWoerkom

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom today introduced a proposal that would restore necessary funding for the state’s network of county welfare programs charged with ensuring the wellbeing of children in the foster and juvenile justice systems. This funding was stripped from the state budget through line-item veto by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. When signing budget bills for…

Montague National Champion joins Rep. VanWoerkom at state Capitol

  PHOTO INFORMATION: Allison Tate, of Montague, joined Rep. VanWoerkom at the state Capitol for Wednesday’s House session. Tate, a student at Whitehall High School, received first place in the Junior Individual Exhibit at the 45th annual National History Day Contest. Her project, A Bitter Pill to Swallow: Dr. Kelsey’s Triumph Hides an American Tragedy,…

Rep. VanWoerkom: Budget plan boosts public health, agriculture

Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, today voted in favor of a new Michigan state budget investing more in agricultural communities, mental health and infrastructure – without raising taxes.  “The budget plan approved today continues to build a strong agricultural community by investing in agriculture innovation and providing funding to expand an initiative to provide…

Rep. VanWoerkom supports bipartisan K-12 funding plan

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, today voted in support of the Legislature’s bipartisan school aid budget. The plan includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces September coffee hours

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently announced where he will be available to meet with Muskegon County residents during scheduled coffee hours for the month of September. “It is my job to ensure your views and concerns are represented at the Capitol,” Rep. VanWoerkom said. “Please join me at one of my upcoming…

Rep. VanWoerkom welcomes guest to 9/11 memorial ceremony

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, today welcomed Whitehall Police Chief Roger D. Squiers to the Michigan  House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year. ###

Rep. VanWoerkom announces August coffee hours

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently announced where he will be available to meet with Muskegon County residents during scheduled coffee hours for the month of August. “Coffee hours are a great opportunity to meet with people in our community and address their questions and concerns,” Rep. VanWoerkom said. “I value your input…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces July coffee hours

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently announced where he will be available to meet with Muskegon County residents during scheduled coffee hours for the month of July. “Listening to the needs and concerns of residents in my district is one of the most important aspects of my job,” Rep. VanWoerkom said. “I hope…

Rep. VanWoerkom encourages students to participate in summer reading program

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, today reminded area students about the summer reading program hosted by his office and encouraged them to participate. Students first through fifth grade are eligible to participate in the program. To enter, students simply pick up Rep. VanWoerkom’s customized summer bookmark from their local library, read ten books,…

Rep. VanWoerkom hosts summer reading program for students

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently announced a summer reading program for Muskegon County students that aims to keep them reading over the summer months. Students first through fifth grade are eligible to participate in the program. To enter, students simply pick up Rep. VanWoerkom’s customized summer bookmark from their local library, read…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces June coffee hours

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently announced where he will be available to meet with Muskegon County residents during scheduled coffee hours for the month of June. “I am hard at work making sure we the priorities of my district and its residents are represented at the Capitol,” Rep. VanWoerkom said. “If you…