Rep. Afendoulis welcomes students to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis welcomed a group of third grade students from Pine Island Elementary School to the Capitol on Thursday. The representative gave a tour of the House floor and answered questions on state government.

Rep. Farrington welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica welcomed Pastor Chris Troxel (center) to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Troxel serves as the associate pastor of Christian growth at Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Schroeder invites Clarkston native to state Capitol

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township welcomed Aaron Wright to the state Capitol Wednesday. The 2011 Clarkston High School graduate job-shadowed her during the day after expressing interest in learning more about the legislative process. Aaron attended meetings in the lawmaker’s office, took a tour of the Capitol in the morning and sat with…

Rep. Berman invites local student to Capitol

  State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township and Speaker Lee Chatfield welcomed Braden DiMarco to the state Capitol Wednesday. Rep. Berman invited the student to job-shadow him during the day after he expressed interest in learning more about the legislative process. Braden took part in meetings in the lawmaker’s office, watched state House committee…

Rep. Schroeder resolution focuses on Sunshine Week in March

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township today introduced a resolution declaring the week of March 10 as Sunshine Week in the state of Michigan. “This resolution complements the Legislative Open Records Act bill package to establish transparency within the government,” Rep. Schroeder said. “A free and open press is a primary liberty enshrined in…

Rep. Albert, House panel meet in Jackson, tour correctional facility

State Rep. Thomas Albert, chair of the House Corrections Appropriation Subcommittee, asks a question during Monday’s committee meeting at the Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson. The committee heard a presentation from the Michigan Department of Corrections detailing the governor’s budget recommendations for the department. Following the meeting, committee members toured the Charles Egeler Reception and…

Rep. Kahle announces winners of “Living in Lenawee” photo contest

State Rep. Bronna Kahle today announced the winners of her “Living in Lenawee” photo contest. More than fifty photos were submitted for consideration. The winning photos were submitted by Tiffanie Terry of Blissfield, Rae Leggett of Tipton and Rachel Stiverson of Hudson. The three winning photos will hang in Rep. Kahle’s state office. An official…

Rep. Kahle welcomes St. Stephen students to Capitol

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian was joined by students from St. Stephen Lutheran School in Adrian at the state Capitol today. “Everyone was engaged and interested in learning more about their state government,” Rep. Kahle said. “It was a pleasure to meet with them and I’m excited to see the great things they will…

Rep. Mueller participates in Legislative Polar Plunge

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden led efforts in raising $25,000 for children and adults with mental health challenges at the Capitol on Thursday, participating in the eighth annual Legislative Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Michigan with his legislative director Scott Kempa. In tradition of the event, participants are encouraged to be creative…

Rep. Brann participates in Legislative Polar Plunge

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming led efforts in raising $25,000 for children and adults with mental health challenges at the Capitol on Thursday, participating in the eighth annual Legislative Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Michigan.

Rep. Cole welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

Majority Floor Leader Triston Cole of Mancelona welcomed Pastor Bruce Banwell to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Banwell is a pastor at the New Hope Community Church in Williamsburg. They were joined by Speaker Chatfield of Levering.

Rep. Kahle announces March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian is visiting classrooms throughout Lenawee County during the month of March, sharing her love of reading with local students in observation of March is Reading Month. She plans to visit elementary schools to encourage young people to develop a lifelong love of reading. “March is Reading Month is a…

Rep. Lightner welcomes students to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner welcomed a group of third grade students from Springport Elementary School to the Capitol on Thursday. The representative gave a tour of the House floor and answered questions on state government.