Rep. Johnson reads at Evart Elementary

State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, visited with students at Evart Elementary School on Wednesday, March 27, as part of his annual March is Reading Month tours to classrooms throughout the Michigan House of Representatives 97th District he represents. The lawmaker read to each grade level in the school’s library, talked with the students about the…

Rockford Rams water polo champs recognized by state Legislature

State Reps. Peter MacGregor and Rob VerHeulen were joined today in Lansing by the state champion Rockford Rams High School boys’ water polo team. The team compiled an impressive 50-0 record this season on the way to their ninth state title in 13 years. “These young men have accomplished a remarkable feat and should be…

Glardon at Ag Day

Rep. Ben Glardon poses for a photo during Ag Day in Lansing. Glardon is a member of the House Agriculture Committee.

Johnson's bill signed into law

Johnson’s bill signed into law

State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, was joined by Tom Pirnstill of Lake, Gladwin Police Chief Duane Bean, and Sarah Kile of the Central Michigan District Health Department along with other members of law enforcement and citizen advocates at a recent ceremonial bill signing of Public Act 383 of 2012 by Gov. Rick Snyder. “This law…

Gov. Snyder signs Ducks Unlimited plate bills

Representatives from the local Ducks Unlimited (DU) chapter were on hand March 20 to witness Gov. Rick Snyder sign a package of bills authored by Rep. Dale Zorn and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville to establish a Ducks Unlimited specialty license plate. Zorn’s House Bill 4337 creates the Ducks Unlimited Fund, which will be used…

House approves Kesto bill to continue protecting motorists

  State Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, speaks on the House floor in support of House Bill 4093, which maintains stiff sentencing guidelines for drivers who are stopped by law enforcement with blood alcohol content (BAC) levels of 0.08. The bill received unanimous support from the House and now goes to the Senate for consideration

Rep. Lauwers talks with local farmer during Ag Day at the state Capitol

State Rep. Dan Lauwers, middle, talks with Monte Bordner of the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association, at left, and Nick Marinich of Brockway during today’s annual Ag Day event at the state Capitol in Lansing.  Marinich is an organic farmer in St. Clair County.  Lauwers, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, sponsored a House resolution declaring…

Somerville promotes March is Reading Month [Photo]

State Rep. Pat Somerville, R-New Boston, promotes “March is Reading Month” at Gudith Elementary School in Woodhaven by reading to students. Somerville has been traveling across the area promoting reading and speaking with students. For more information on “March is Reading Month,” you may contact Somerville’s office toll-free at (866) 725-2929 or via e-mail at…

Rep. Zorn joins Michigan Advisory Commission on Human Trafficking

State Rep. Dale Zorn is working in conjunction with Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to combat human trafficking in the state of Michigan. Zorn and several other state lawmakers will serve on the Michigan Advisory Commission on Human Trafficking to develop a comprehensive set of laws and policies that will help combat the growing crime…