Rep. Vaupel hosts ‘Rep for a Day’ winner at state Capitol

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township hosted Zachary Kupec and his family at the Capitol on Wednesday to be a junior representative and experience the life of a Michigan state legislator. Students entered the contest by filling out a bookmark they received from their local library or school with as many books as they…

Rep. Vaupel tours state psychiatric facilities with mental health task force

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville, fifth from right, joined his colleagues from the House’s mental health task force Thursday for tours of two state psychiatric facilities. Vaupel, co-chair of the task force, said it was beneficial to learn more about the Hawthorne Center in Northville, which provides intensive inpatient psychiatric services to children and…

Rep. Vaupel testifies on insurance claims reform bill

State Rep. Hank Vaupel testified before the House Insurance Committee today, supporting his legislation that clarifies how and when claims are filed under the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP). “Anyone seeking personal injury protection benefits can face a confusing and uneven process, whether no insurance applies to the injury or multiple insurers,” said Vaupel, of…

House panel approves Vaupel’s bill removing vignettes from ballot

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Hank Vaupel to remove political party icons from the ballot was approved today by the House Elections and Ethics Committee. Political vignettes are small icons first added to the ballot in the 1890s. Vaupel said ballots have changed drastically since then and the icons no longer serve a purpose. “The…