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Rep. Cole aids veterans in purchasing fishing licenses

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, visited a local transition home today to assist veterans in purchasing fishing licenses. Rep. Cole escorted veterans from Patriot Place to Jay’s Sporting Goods to purchase the licenses. State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, proudly stands alongside local veterans from Patriots Place after escorting them to purchase fishing licenses.  Local transition…

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Rep. VanSingel sworn in for first term

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, R-Grant, was sworn into office at the state Capitol on Wednesday to serve his first term as state Representative. Rep. VanSingel was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman in the House chamber. Rep. VanSingel represents the residents of Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Chief…

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Midland guests join Rep. Glenn for House swearing-in ceremony

State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, Wednesday was sworn in for his second term in the Michigan House of Representatives. Joining him for the special event were Midland County Republican Chair Cathy Leikhim and 4th Congressional District Republican Chair Judy Rapanos, both of Midland. Pictured on the House floor, from left: House Speaker Tom Leonard, Leikhim,…

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Firearm carry legislation among 12 bills submitted by Rep. Lucido

State Rep. Peter Lucido quickly started off the new 2017-18 session in the House of Representatives, submitting a four-bill package relating to “Constitutional Carry” among 12 bills of legislation during the term’s first day. The “Constitutional Carry” package will eliminate the permit requirement for carrying a concealed weapon, allow for possession and transportation of firearms,…

Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley joined State Rep. Holly Hughes, her daughter Morgan, nephew Chandler Breit, and husband Rick in the Governors’ office after Rep. Hughes took her oath of office at the Capitol Tuesday.

Rep. Hughes renews commitment to Muskegon County region

With her family by her side, state Rep. Holly Hughes took her oath of office Tuesday to represent the families and businesses of the Muskegon County. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman administered the oath while Rep. Hughes’ husband Rick, daughter Morgan and nephew Chandler Breit joined her for the Capitol ceremony. “This is…

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Rep. Kelly starts 2017-18 session, seeks Saginaw region feedback

With the beginning of the 2017-18 session today in the state House of Representatives, Rep. Tim Kelly is encouraging residents with concerns or questions pertaining to state government to attend his upcoming office hours or contact his Lansing office. Rep. Kelly’s Monday, Jan. 23, office hours are: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Frankemuth Chamber of Commerce,…

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Rep. Runestad sworn in for second term

State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, was sworn in on Wednesday at the state Capitol for his second term as state Representative. Rep. Runestad was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman in the House chamber on Opening Day of the 99th Michigan Legislature. Rep. Runestad represents part of Oakland County in Highland, Milford,…

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Rep. Albert schedules local office hours Jan. 30

State Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell, today invited residents of Kent and Ionia counties to meet with him during office hours in Ada and Belding. “I’m ready to get right to work addressing issues that matter to people in our district,” Albert said. “I encourage residents to stop by during office hours and share their thoughts…

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Hauck sworn in as state representative

Representative opens office, schedules office hours State Rep. Roger Hauck was sworn into office Wednesday as the 99th Michigan Legislature convened for the first time. “I still feel honored that the people of Isabella and Midland counties put their trust in me to serve our district, and representing the interests of our area will always…

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Rep. Calley hosts photography contest for local residents

State. Rep. Julie Calley, R-Portland, today announced that she will host a photography contest for members of the Barry and Ionia county communities. “I want to showcase highlights of our community,” said Rep. Calley. “The area offers so many options: from vast fields, to historic buildings, to the picturesque, natural allure of our parks and…

Rep. Cox optimistic following revenue estimating conference

$478 million state budget surplus predicted   State Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia, chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, made the following statement after today’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, which provides the first forecast of next year’s economic outlook.  State economists revealed a prediction that the state will have a $478 million surplus in next…