State Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: Sept. 9, 2018

On Sunday, the Fowlerville Rotary held its annual Dawn Patrol fly-in and pancake breakfast.  As many as 1,500 pilots and community members attended the event to inform the public about aviation. I want to congratulate the volunteers for another successful and well-attended annual event for our residents. *** I was joined by Senator Joe Hune at…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: September 6, 2018

I will be participating in the Family Emergency Readiness EXPO on Saturday, September 8th at 2:20 p.m. to discuss how Livingston County residents can cope, survive and prevail during a crisis.  I will be specifically discussing how families can help their pets during an emergency. I encourage all residents to attend the free event from…

Livingston County public safety officials join Rep. Vaupel for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, is joined today by Livingston County Sheriff Michael Murphy (left) and Livingston County Undersheriff Jeff Warder (right) for the Michigan House of Representatives annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol.  The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: August 27, 2018

As many of you know, “The Wall That Heals” is a mobile, 80% scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. and is currently touring the country. It is an important way for veterans, family, and citizens to remember and honor those who gave their all in the Vietnam War and to…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: August 20, 2018

Last Saturday was the very first VetFest hosted at Mt. Brighton by the Region 9 Veterans Community Action Team (VCAT). It was a tremendous success with over 1,200 registered to attend, and it set a high precedent as other veteran groups even from out of state have already looked to the event for inspiration. Food,…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: August 13, 2018

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a warning to not consume fish caught between the Huron River at Milford to the Huron River at Base Line and Portage lakes. This is due to elevated levels of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), the latter of which was discovered…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: August 6, 2018

As chair of the House Health Policy committee, I have been working hard preparing for the legislation we will be examining in committee this fall. Here are some of the bills that will be brought up for discussion: HB 6016-6023: Making various updates and changes to HIV laws; HB 5857: Requiring lockable vials for schedule…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: July 30, 2018

Buy Michigan Week is July 28-Aug. 5, and it is a great way for us to recognize the important contributions of our local businesses. Not only do they supply jobs and services to local residents, but they also give back to the community in many ways. From supporting charities to providing leadership for community growth…