Rep. Kesto plan establishing clear, objective parole guidelines is signed

State Rep. Klint Kesto set forth a proposal earlier this year offering concise parolee parameters while reducing a swelling prison population propped up by state money. His goal at the time was clear. “Smart on crime and soft on hard-working taxpayers,” said Kesto, of Commerce Township. The plan, House Bill 5377, was recently signed into…

Rep. Griffin to host veterans roundtable

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, today announced she will host a veterans roundtable locally in Paw Paw. All veterans are encouraged to attend and to ask questions that they may have regarding veteran benefits and state services. Deputy Director Tim Loney of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) will join the representative and share…

State Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: Sept. 9, 2018

On Sunday, the Fowlerville Rotary held its annual Dawn Patrol fly-in and pancake breakfast.  As many as 1,500 pilots and community members attended the event to inform the public about aviation. I want to congratulate the volunteers for another successful and well-attended annual event for our residents. *** I was joined by Senator Joe Hune at…

Lilly: Policy-makers must be made aware of fiscal implications bills will have on state

New law requires legislators to receive thorough fiscal analysis of every bill Michigan legislators will now receive an in-depth fiscal analysis of every bill being considered in committees under a new law authored by state Rep. Jim Lilly. The new law requires the House and Senate fiscal agencies to produce and distribute fiscal analyses for…

Rep. Bellino invites residents to local coffee hours this month

State Rep. Joe Bellino has announced his September coffee hour schedule, which will take place on Friday, Sept. 28 at three locations across Michigan’s 17th House District. Bellino, of Monroe, will meet with residents one-on-one if they wish to share comments or concerns at the following times and locations: • 10-11 a.m. at Tim Hortons…

Rep. Kahle introduces plan to boost clean fuel technology in Michigan

Rep. Bronna Kahle recently introduced a plan to boost the development of technology associated with clean fuels while helping revitalize Michigan communities. Kahle’s proposal would make research and development related to powertrains using clean fuels and electric vehicles eligible for community revitalization incentives. The goal is to spark private investment and create jobs through electric…

Rep. Allor seeks feedback from local residents

State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, today invited people to sit down with her during office hours this month in Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Iosco and Presque Isle counties. “I truly enjoy meeting with people and hearing from them on the issues we’re facing as a region and state,” Allor said. “The input and feedback I…

Rep. VanSingel invites residents to October office hours

State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant announces his office hours for the month of October. “I look forward to speaking with the residents of Newaygo, Oceana, and Lake counties about their state government,” VanSingel said. “Holding office hours throughout the district allows me to keep the community informed on what is happening in Lansing.” Rep….

Rep. Cole congratulates Boyne City, selected as Great American Main Street semifinalist

State Rep. Triston Cole today congratulated Boyne City, which was named a semifinalist in the National Main Street Center’s Great American Main Street competition. The award recognizes exceptional Main Street communities. “This is an outstanding accomplishment for Boyne City,” said Cole, of Mancelona. “Boyne City is an excellent community where shops, restaurants and businesses are…

Rep. Howrylak to host consumer education event on Sept. 21

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, is partnering with the Michigan attorney general’s office to host a consumer education event open to the public this month. The event starts at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Hunter Community Center, located at 509 Fisher Ct. in Clawson. The presentation will highlight phone, mail and email scams,…

Rep. VanderWall announces September coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites residents to join him for September coffee hours. “I look forward to meeting with the community to hear their questions and ideas about state government,” VanderWall said. “I invite all residents to attend coffee hours.” Rep. VanderWall will be available at the following times and locations: Monday, Sept….