Rep. VanderWall invites residents to August coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall encourages residents to attend his local coffee hours during the month of August. “Citizens deserve an open and accountable state government,” VanderWall said. “I want to hear about the issues that are important to people and how they would like me to address them.” Rep. VanderWall will be available at the…

Rep. Lucido bills provide added protection to vulnerable adults

Legislation introduced Wednesday by state Rep. Peter Lucido, of Shelby Township, seeks to increase sentencing and financial penalties for anyone who steals, embezzles or transfers personal or real property from a vulnerable adult. Michigan statute defines a vulnerable adult as an individual age 18 and older who is unable to protect himself or herself from…

Statement from Rep. Lana Theis on Auto No-Fault Reforms

On Thursday, August 17, 2017 Representative Lana Theis, Chairman of the House Committee on Insurance released the following statement: “I have heard from hundreds of residents throughout Michigan who are outraged about the cost of auto insurance in our state and I want them to know their voices are being heard. It is no secret…

LaFave hosts August office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain is hosting office hours in August for the residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. “Local office hours is one of my priorities,” Rep. LaFave said. “In order for me to fight for U.P. values, it is crucial for me to sponsor these office hours for residents. While issues…

Rep. Marino welcomes residents and colleagues to Lake St. Clair town hall

State Rep. Steve Marino welcomes fellow legislators and invites residents to a town hall meeting concerning Lake St. Clair water quality. The event is being held on Oct. 2 at MacRay Harbor in Harrison Township. Officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will be on hand to answer questions from concerned residents and…

House mental health task force reschedules Harrison meeting

Organizers of the Michigan House’s mental health task force today announced plans to reschedule its meeting in Harrison. The meeting will be postponed until a later date. It was originally scheduled for Monday, Aug. 21, but a number of experts were unavailable to serve as panelists that day. “I apologize for any inconvenience this change…

Legislation introduced to fix election mix-up in Tecumseh

Rep. Kahle: Bill ensures candidates’ names will appear on ballot Legislation introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives would offer a one-time solution for communities such as Tecumseh that are dealing with a mix-up over the filing deadline for candidates seeking local office, state Rep. Bronna Kahle announced today. “The integrity of our elections process…

Rep. Howrylak’s resolution shines light on animal homelessness in Michigan

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy today promoted House Resolution 126, which declares Aug. 19 as International Homeless Animals Day throughout the state. Each year, over 7 million companion animals enter shelters in the United States and approximately 2.7 million of the animals are euthanized. Sadly, Michigan is contributing to this troubling problem. According to…

Rep. Marino proposes tax relief on college textbooks

State Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township) today introduced legislation to make college more affordable through income tax relief related to textbook costs. “Education and training beyond high school are more necessary than ever to find and keep good jobs in a continuously evolving economy,” Marino said. “If we want Michigan families prepared for the future,…

Rep. Noble’s bill limits tuition grants to legal residents only

Legislator: No state taxes should aid illegal immigrants   State Rep. Jeff Noble today introduced legislation to limit state-funded tuition grants to students legally residing in the United States. Noble, of Plymouth, said he introduced the bill as part of a sweeping legislative package to limit the use of taxpayer money to legal residents only….

Rep. Lucido continues fight to provide income tax relief for Michigan families

State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township today introduced legislation to speed up the implementation of consistent income tax relief for Michigan families. Lucido’s bill deals with the homestead property tax credit. The new legislation would annually increase the maximum credit allowable by the rate of inflation starting with the 2019 tax year. Current law…