Rep. Whiteford to host local office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today announced plans to meet with residents of Allegan County during her scheduled office hours. Office hours will take place on Friday, March 16 at the Allegan District Library, 331 Hubbard St. in Allegan from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “I look forward to talking with residents of Allegan County about…

Rep. Whiteford sends state flag to overseas troops

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford sent a State of Michigan flag to Allegan County resident, 1st Lt. Auston Marineau.  Lt. Marineau is pictured with other Michiganders who currently serve in Operation Inherent Resolve, fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  

Rep. Whiteford approves solution to help Michigan road repairs

Plan helps Allegan county and entire state State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township this week voted in favor of a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as soon as possible. “Providing an additional $175 million for road and bridge repairs will help our local communities,” Rep. Whiteford said. …

Rep. Whiteford presents Eagle Scout tribute

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford presents a tribute to Bryan Adams of Hopkins at his Eagle Scout court of honor. Brian’s Eagle Scout project was the renovation of The Allegan Band Booth at the Allegan County Fair. ###

Rep. Whiteford applauds end to driver responsibility fees

Legislation also forgives outstanding debt   State Rep. Mary Whiteford today voted to end punitive driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1 and forgive outstanding debt associated with the fees. Whiteford, of Casco Township, said the fees were enacted in 2003 to fill a hole in the budget, and have posed a financial hardship for families…

Rep. Whiteford welcomes ‘Rep for a Day’ guests to state Capitol

State Rep. Mary Whiteford welcomed three students and their families to the Capitol as junior representatives for a day, to experience the life of a Michigan state legislator. Throughout their day in Lansing, the students held a mock committee hearing, toured the Capitol, and were introduced during House session.  Students entered the contest by turning…

House approves Rep. Whiteford resolution outlining priorities for PFAS cleanup funds

The Michigan House today approved a resolution introduced by state Rep. Mary Whiteford ensuring effective use of state funds provided to address an emerging water contaminant. In December, the Legislature agreed to allocate $23.2 million to provide testing, monitoring and technical assistance at more than a dozen sites across Michigan where per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances…

Rep. Whiteford resolution outlines priorities for addressing PFAS pollution

State Rep. Mary Whiteford testified today before the House Natural Resources Committee in support of her resolution that helps build a scientific based framework for addressing the emerging threat posed by a type of chemical contaminant recently discovered in groundwater in various locations throughout Michigan. In December, the Legislature agreed to allocate $23.2 million to…

Rep. Whiteford approves bills giving families and seniors tax relief

State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township today approved legislation giving Michigan families and seniors broader income tax relief. The legislation continues and increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their state income taxes. Other bills in the package provide additional tax relief for senior citizens. “The recent federal tax overhaul inadvertently…

Rep. Whiteford attends governor’s State of the State address

PHOTO INFORMATION:  State Rep. Mary Whiteford, second from left, attends the governor’s State of the State address with her husband Kevin Whiteford, left. Also pictured are guests Whitney Draisma-Hirdes and Ryan Hirdes of Fillmore Township in Allegan. Rep. Whiteford, of Casco Township, represents the residents of the 80th District which includes the cities of Allegan,…