LaFave invites residents to October office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain is hosting office hours in October for the residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. “Office hours is one of the best avenues for me to listen to people,” Rep. LaFave said. “Since taking office, hosting these office hours has been one of my top priorities. I encourage everyone…

Rep. Allor sponsors October office hours

Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine has announced October office hours for Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Iosco and Presque Isle counties. “Holding office hours is one of my top priorities,” Rep. Allor said. “In today’s political climate, it is important to have open communication, and I am determined to be available to residents. I encourage everyone to…

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation to enhance the Natural Resources Commission

This week, State Representative Martin Howrylak introduced House Bill 5000 to help ensure members of the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) are well versed in fish and wildlife issues. The NRC is a seven-member public body whose members are appointed by the governor and subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. The NRC has…

Rep. Cole announces informational meeting on auto insurance reform

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, invites residents to attend an informational meeting and conversation on the need for auto insurance reform with special guest state Rep. Lana Theis, chair of the House Insurance Committee. Rep. Theis, of Brighton, has been working with Rep. Cole to reform Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance and lower the cost…

Rep. Sheppard announces informational meeting on auto insurance reform

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, invites residents to attend an informational meeting and conversation on the need for auto insurance reform with special guest state Rep. Lana Theis, chair of the House Insurance Committee. Rep. Theis, of Brighton, has been working with Rep. Sheppard to reform Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance and lower the cost…

Rep. Barrett invites residents to upcoming coffee hours

State Rep. Tom Barrett invites residents to join him for a cup of coffee and conversation during his local coffee hours. The meet-and-greet takes place Friday, Sept. 29 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Sophia’s House of Pancakes located at 1010 Charlevoix Drive in Grand Ledge. “In order to be an effective legislator, sitting down…

Representative García announces winner of summer reading contest

State Representative Daniela R. García will welcome student Tyler Scholtens to the Capitol to be a Representative for a Day and experience a day in the life of a state legislator. The contest was open to children in first through fifth grades. Local students had an opportunity to enter the contest by completing a bookmark…

Rep. Griffin hosts Veterans Roundtable

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to host a Veterans Roundtable discussion on Monday, Oct. 2 with guest speaker James Redford, director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. “Veterans have given so much of their time and effort into making our communities, state, and nation a better place to live,” Griffin said. “I look…

LaSata resolution recognizes state’s independent colleges and universities

A resolution introduced by state Rep. Kim LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, was adopted by the House, declaring Sept. 17-23, 2017 as Independent Colleges and Universities Week in Michigan. LaSata emphasized that enrollment in the state’s 25 independent colleges has increased by 30 percent since 2001, including surges of U.S. military veterans. “There were 20,293 degrees…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during regularly scheduled local office hours at the end of the September. “I believe accessibility is key to open and honest government,” Griffin said. “I welcome anyone with ideas or questions about state government to attend my local office hours.” The…

Rep. Roberts welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO: State Rep. Brett Roberts, right, welcomed Pastor Chuck Snyder, center, from the First Baptist Church in Charlotte to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom Leonard joined them…

Lower proposes solution to Sandhill crane overpopulation

State Rep. Jim Lower today introduced a House resolution encouraging the Natural Resources Commission to add Sandhill cranes to the game species list and seek U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approval establishing a Sandhill crane hunting season. Michigan is home to an increasing number of Sandhill cranes, with an estimated 23,082 reported in a 2015…