Rep. Whiteford joined by first responders for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, hosted Graafschap Fire Chief Doug DenBleyker and Fennville Fire Chief Sarah Bushee 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…

Rep. Whiteford: New school year brings record state funding

With K-12 schools all over Michigan opening or preparing to open their classrooms to a new school year, Rep. Mary Whiteford today said school districts will have a record amount of state funding on tap. Whiteford, of Casco Township, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, said budget planners worked hard to increase per-student funding…

Rep. Whiteford announces September office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford is inviting residents of Allegan County to local office hours on Sept 8. “Office hours are a great way for me to hear ideas from people in the community,” Whiteford said.  “I look forward to the opportunity to speak with Allegan County residents and I welcome any input from residents as…

Rep. Whiteford announces July office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township will sponsor local office hours on Monday, July 24. “I remain committed to always being accessible and meeting with as many Allegan County residents as possible,” Whiteford said.  “Office hours are a great opportunity for me to hear from my neighbors.” Rep. Whiteford will be available at the…

Governor signs Rep. Whiteford’s DNR prescribed burn bill

Legislation ensures local townships are informed of burns State Rep. Mary Whiteford’s legislation ensuring the Michigan Department of Natural Resources informs local township officials and 911 Dispatch before conducting a prescribed burn has been signed into law. House Bill 4082, now Public Act 60 of 2017, requires the DNR to notify township supervisors and 911…

Rep. Whiteford announces summer reading contest for local students

State Rep.  Mary Whiteford announced the start of her summer reading program throughout the community, which encourages children to read over the summer months and win a chance to join Rep. Whiteford in Lansing for a day. “I encourage children to participate and read as many books as possible this summer,” Whiteford said. “This contest…

Rep. Whiteford votes for bill funding recreation projects

Local shooting range included in developments   State Rep. Mary Whiteford last week joined her Michigan House colleagues in voting for passage of a bill that funds recreational projects across the state. Whiteford, of Casco Township, said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund uses dedicated money for such projects to fund land acquisitions and development…

Rep. Whiteford bill to facilitate cleanup of underground gas leaks

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, will help ensure the cleanup of petroleum and other hazardous substances leaking from underground tanks. Whiteford’s bill ensures the one-cent fee collected for each gallon of refined petroleum sold or imported in Michigan is used for its intended purpose of cleaning up these contaminated sites….

Rep. Whiteford encourages residents to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Mary Whiteford is encouraging residents to take advantage of the state’s annual Free Fishing Weekend, June 10 and 11, to kick off summer. “Free Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity for friends and families to enjoy and explore all the fishing options in Allegan County and throughout the state of Michigan,” Rep. Whiteford…

Rep. Whiteford to host local office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township will sponsor local office hours on Monday, June 26. “Office hours are a great way to connect with residents of Allegan County and discuss the topics that matter most to them,” Rep. Whiteford said. “I encourage anyone with ideas or questions about state government to attend and look…

Rep. Whiteford invites local students to Capitol

Photo Information: Rep. Mary Whiteford recently welcomed Allegan High School students Benjamin Andrews and Max Clark to the House floor.  The students spent the day in Lansing job-shadowing Rep. Whiteford and learning more about state government.

Rep. Whiteford’s assigned claims reform bill approved by committee

The House Insurance Committee took a step toward reforming claims involving uninsured motorists and pedestrians through the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP) today, by approving legislation introduced by State Rep. Mary Whiteford. “This legislation is about protecting hard-working auto insurance payers by reducing fraud and bringing down the cost of auto insurance while still ensuring…

Rep. Whiteford legislation to help reform insurance assigned claims

State Rep. Mary Whiteford has introduced legislation to reform claims through the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP) and testified in support of her bill in the House Insurance Committee today. Specifically, Whiteford’s bill clarifies the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility (MAIPF)’s claims process, refining the organization’s function regarding eligibility and review of a claim. “There…

Rep. Whiteford legislation eliminates outdated regulation

Former Allegan county clerk testifies in support of bill State Rep. Mary Whiteford today welcomed former Allegan County Clerk and Register of Deeds Joyce Watts to speak in support of her legislation to eliminate an outdated law that requires men to include their marital statuses on certain documents. Whiteford said current law requires a male…

Rep. Whiteford bill to help special education programs moves to Senate

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Mary Whiteford that removes hiring restrictions for intermediate school districts (ISDs) was approved by the State House on Thursday. House Bill 4166 removes the requirement that an ISD give preferential status in hiring decisions to candidates formerly employed with other districts or a comparable state agency. Multiple ISDs voiced their…