Rep. VerHeulen warns Rockford residents of boil-water advisory

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen is warning Rockford residents that a boil-water advisory has been issued, after water in the city system tested positive for strains of E.coli bacteria. Customers of the water system should not use city water for drinking, brushing teeth, hand-washing, preparing food, making ice or washing dishes unless it is boiled first…

Lawmakers vow to restore senior transportation funding

Forlini met with leadership to secure SMART money Two state representatives from House Appropriations today met with House and Senate leadership and the governor’s office in an effort to restore funding for the Suburban Mobility for Regional Transportation (SMART) program, a suburban bus system operating in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. State Reps. Anthony Forlini,…

Grand Rapids area state reps. to hold transportation town hall June 10

A group of state representatives from the Grand Rapids area hope to hear from local residents about transportation issues including road funding proposals at a public town hall event on Monday, June 10. State Reps. Tom Hooker, R-Byron Center; Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto; Peter MacGregor, R-Cannon Township.; Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker; and Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia will…

Rep. VerHeulen announces April office hours

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker, is  holding office hours in April to give local residents a convenient opportunity to meet with him in person. No appointment is necessary to talk with Rep. VerHeulen during this time. All are welcome to hear a legislative update and discuss topics of interest or concern. Upcoming office hours are…

Rockford Rams water polo champs recognized by state Legislature

State Reps. Peter MacGregor and Rob VerHeulen were joined today in Lansing by the state champion Rockford Rams High School boys’ water polo team. The team compiled an impressive 50-0 record this season on the way to their ninth state title in 13 years. “These young men have accomplished a remarkable feat and should be…

VerHeulen reluctantly moving forward on health care exchange implementation

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen today voted with other members of the House Appropriations Committee to appropriate a grant from the federal government that will fund the technology to start up a federal government-mandated health care exchange in Michigan. VerHeulen, a freshman member of the Legislature, says this choice was made after a lengthy cost-benefit analysis…

Rep. VerHeulen announces March office hours

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker, is sponsoring office hours in March to give local residents a convenient opportunity to meet with him in person. No appointment is necessary to talk with Rep. VerHeulen during this time. All are welcome to hear a legislative update and discuss topics of interest or concern. Upcoming office hours are…

State Reps. Kowall, VerHeulen introduce main street fairness bills

State Reps. Eileen Kowall and Rob VerHeulen today announced the introduction of legislation to eliminate special treatment in the tax code, promote Michigan’s small businesses and encourage a more competitive and healthy economy. House Bills 4202 and 4203 will require out-of-state online retailers to collect Michigan’s 6-percent sales tax and direct it to the state,…

Rep. VerHeulen announces February office hours

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker, is sponsoring office hours in February to give local residents a convenient opportunity to meet with him in person. No appointment is necessary to talk with Rep. VerHeulen during this time. All are welcome to hear a legislative update and discuss topics of interest or concern. Upcoming office hours are…

House GOP unveils action plan for 2013-14 session

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen today participated in a Capitol news conference unveiling  an action plan of policy goals and objectives for the current legislative session designed to encourage a healthy economy and improve the quality of life in Michigan. VerHeulen, R-Walker, said he is eager to get to work on transportation issues, focusing on Michigan’s…

VerHeulen named chair of House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen today was appointed by House Speaker Jase Bolger to join the House Appropriations Committee and chair the appropriations subcommittee on transportation. “I am pleased with the way the committee structure has come together and I am ready to get to work on finishing the budget early this year,” said VerHeulen, R-Walker….

Rep. VerHeulen opens Lansing office

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen has officially opened his Lansing office to help serve the people of the 74th House District and announced key contact information for people to easily reach him. Local residents can contact VerHeulen at (517) 373-8900; mail correspondence to N-1093 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909; or e-mail him…