Rep. Schroeder holds vaping roundtable discussion with local officials and parents

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township hosted a roundtable discussion on Thursday to discuss how best to educate people about a new Waterford Township ordinance regarding vaping. “We invited all the community stakeholders to create a common message about the new township ordinance and the dangers of vaping for kids,” Rep. Schroeder said. “It’s…

Rep. Bollin welcomes local Scouts to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township welcomed local BSA Scouts Sam Baghdadei and Maci Ison to the Capitol on Wednesday. The representative provided an inside look at state government and discussed their Scouts program.

Rep. Lightner provides inside look to two local students

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner welcomed Lauren Hauler and Granville Hayworth from Springport High School to Lansing this week as part of a job shadow program. The representative gave the students an inside look at the life of a state legislator and how their state government works.

Rep. Kahle wraps up March is Reading Month tour

Each year during the month of March, State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian visits classrooms throughout Lenawee County to read to students and encourage them to make reading fun. “I always look forward to opportunities where I can encourage young people to explore their world through books,” Rep. Kahle said. “I hope visiting local classrooms…

Rep. Schroeder wraps up March is Reading Month tour

During the month of March, State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township, visited classrooms throughout Independence and Waterford Townships as part of March is Reading Month. This month is a great way to encourage students to enhance their education by reading daily. “I always look forward to opportunities where I can visit classrooms and get…

Rep. Schroeder announces winners of district photo contest

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder recently announced the winners of her district photo contest. Residents from throughout the 43rd District submitted photos for consideration. The winning photos were submitted by Alexandra Touchstone, Sue Wylie, and Matt Nichols. The three winning photos will hang in Rep. Schroeder’s Lansing office. An official unveiling will be held in April,…

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. 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…