Howrylak honors parents for 50 years of marriage

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak introduced his parents on the House floor, today, in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, presenting them with a special tribute. Frank and Yvonne Howrylak, of Troy, were married on February 24, 1968.

Rep. Johnson welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Steve Johnson (right) welcomed Pastor Randy Hekman (center) to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Hekman is a former Kent County Judge and is currently the Executive Director of The Grand Awakening, a coalition praying for revival in West Michigan. Joining them at the…

Local representatives celebrate Older Michiganians Day

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Reps. Brandt Iden and Beth Griffin meet with members of the Kalamazoo Area Agency on Aging group on the Capitol lawn.  Older Michiganians Day is an annual rally that takes place on the lawn of the Capitol.  The event brings together hundreds of seniors, aging service providers, and senior advocates to meet…

Local representatives celebrate Older Michiganians Day

State Reps. Kim LaSata, Beth Griffin, and Aaron Miller joined State Sen. John Proos in welcoming the Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren County Area Agency on Aging to the state Capitol to celebrate Older Michiganians Day. I’m thrilled I was able to meet with so many local seniors,” LaSata said.  “The golden generation has given…

Local representatives celebrate Older Michiganians Day

State Reps. Kim LaSata, Beth Griffin, and Aaron Miller joined State Sen. John Proos in welcoming the Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren County Area Agency on Aging to the state Capitol to celebrate Older Michiganians Day. I’m thrilled I was able to meet with so many local seniors,” LaSata said.  “The golden generation has given…

Rep. Kesto welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Klint Kesto welcomed Deacon Rodney Abasso to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Abasso is deacon of St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Tom Leonard.

Rep. LaSata attends Berrien County Senior Expo

State Rep. Kim LaSata’s office participated with state Sen. John Proos & Congressman Fred Upton’s office in the 18th annual Berrien County Senior Expo hosted by the Area Agency on Aging and the Herald-Palladium. “I want to personally thank our local Area Agency on Aging and the Herald-Palladium for putting together this wonderful event,” LaSata…

Rep. Noble welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble (right) of Northville welcomed Pastor Edward Pruett (center) to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Pruett is senior pastor of Kingdom Cross Church in Canton. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Tom Leonard.

Reps. Tedder, Bizon and Vaupel on the House floor in support of HB 4472

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Reps. Jim Tedder, right, John Bizon, center, and Hank Vaupel, left, wore DNA ties in support of H.B. 4472 on the House floor. House Bill 4472 would amend the Public Health Code to allow pharmacists to substitute Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-designated interchangeable biological drug products, instead of dispensing higher cost brand-name…

Rep. Noble testifies in House Oversight committee

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Reps. Jeff Noble and Beau LaFave testify in the House Oversight and Ethics committee in support of plans to remove unnecessary laws from the books. House Bills 5738 and 5884 would both remove outdated sections of law in various areas.

Rep. Frederick honors Twin Township Ambulance Service retiree

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso honors Carolyn Birchmeier at her home in Maple Grove to celebrate her retirement after 34 years of service to Twin Township Ambulance Service. She was thanked by many community members earlier in the day for her work assisting the residents of rural Saginaw, Shiawassee and Genesee counties….

Rep. Whiteford to host local office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today announced plans to meet with Allegan County residents during her scheduled office hours. Office hours will take place on Friday, May 18 at Allegan County Transportation, 750 Airway Drive in Allegan from 9 to 10:30 a.m. “Engaging with residents in a casual setting is a great way to foster dialog…