Rep. VerHeulen welcomes residents to meet for September office hours

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker, invites constituents to meet for office hours in Sparta and Walker during September. Office hours will take place: In Sparta on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Maxine’s Family Restaurant located at 370 N. State St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. In Walker on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Pop’s Restaurant located at…

Local lawmakers announce road projects to benefit Kent County

State Reps. Peter MacGregor, Ken Yonker, Rob VerHeulen, Lisa Posthumus Lyons and Tom Hooker today announced road projects that will help fix some of the crumbling roads and bridges throughout Kent County, adding a long-term plan is still being worked out. “All of the projects being announced today are much-needed and will greatly benefit our…

MacGregor, VerHeulen welcome Rockford boys’ water polo team to Capitol

Lawmakers commend team on back-to-back championship seasons State Reps. Peter MacGregor (at right) and Rob VerHeulen welcome Coach Dave McWatters and the Rockford boys’ water polo team to the Michigan House Wednesday. MacGregor and VerHeulen honored the team with a special tribute to commemorate its second consecutive state championship. State Reps. Peter MacGregor and Rob…

Road to Repair

Michigan House leads plan to ‘Build Better Michigan Roads’

Bills will increase funding for roads A bill package introduced today in the Michigan House will increase annual road funding revenue and move Michigan’s transportation infrastructure forward, announced state Rep. Rob VerHeulen. The “Build Better Michigan Roads” proposal calls for structural changes in the state’s transportation funding, focusing on increased efficiency, better quality and improved fairness…

MacGregor, VerHeulen invite residents to April 21 veterans meeting

Veterans affairs official will be special guest Area veterans and military families are invited to a Veterans Town Hall meeting on Monday, April 21 in Walker, hosted by state Reps. Peter MacGregor and Rob VerHeuelen. Jason Allen, senior policy advisor of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, will be the guest speaker. “Veterans,…

VerHeulen hears surplus investment ideas from local middle school students

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen recently took the opportunity to meet with middle school students from Walker Charter Academy to hear their perspective on how Michigan could invest the state budget surplus. “I was honored to be invited to the classroom to learn about the hard work the students put forth in researching several options to…

Local motorists to benefit from emergency road funding

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen today announced that motorists throughout the cities of Walker, Grandville, Rockford, Cedar Springs, Kent City and Sparta will benefit from more than $235,000 in additional state funding that will be allocated directly to the area thanks to action by the state Legislature on Wednesday. The Legislature approved a budget supplemental that…

Rep. VerHeulen announces two opportunities to meet in February

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker, today announced he will meet with constituents for office hours in February. Office hours will take place: In Standale on Saturday, Feb. 8 at New Beginnings located at 7435 Lake Michigan Drive, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. In Rockford on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Herman’s Boy located at 220 Northland…

State Reps. announce new road projects to benefit Kent County residents

Road projects were announced today across the state, thanks to $115 million set aside in the Legislature’s Roads and Risk Reserve Fund. State Reps. Rob VerHeulen, Peter MacGregor and Ken Yonker are pleased to highlight the details of several Kent County projects. “Everyone in the state will benefit from these planned improvements, and I am…

VerHeulen bill to honor fallen police officer

The Michigan Senate today approved legislation to designate a portion of I-96 to be named the “Officer Trevor Slot Memorial Highway,” state Rep. Rob VerHeulen announced. “It’s important to remember our fallen police officers and I am honored to be able to memorialize Officer Trevor Slot with this highway dedication,” said VerHeulen, R-Walker. “He made…

Governor signs VerHeulen bill to allow electronic signatures on documents

Architects, engineers and surveyors can now utilize electronic signatures and seals thanks to legislation introduced by state Rep. Rob VerHeulen. Public Act 178 of 2013 allows documents created by architects, engineers and surveyors to use electronic signatures and seals in place of traditional paper based signatures and seals on documents that require approvals. “Most communications…

Rep. VerHeulen encourages residents to meet for office hours

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker, today announced he will be available to meet with constituents for office hours in November. Office hours will take place: In Grandville on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Rainbow Grill, 4158 Chicago Dr. SW, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. In Sparta on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Maxine’s Family Restaurant, 370 N…

VerHeulen: Legislation will provide tax relief on vehicle purchases

Michigan residents could pay much less sales tax on vehicle purchases under legislation overwhelming approved today by the Michigan House, state Rep. Rob VerHeulen announced. Residents who trade in a vehicle when purchasing a new or used car could receive significant tax savings because the sales tax would be levied on the actual amount residents…