Rep. O’Malley: New proposal highlights commitment to local transportation options

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today announced support for a recently unveiled plan addressing how municipalities work together to pay for and pursue desired projects. O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee, said House Bill 5229 – sponsored by state Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance – works in harmony with a series of…

Rep. Sheppard plan provides pathway for joint initiatives including regional transit

Legislation offers flexibility for public service millages State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today joined leaders from Wayne, Washtenaw and Oakland counties for a news conference discussing renewed interest and options for expanded regional transit in the greater Detroit area. “We had a great discussion about ways to expand infrastructure and the ability for people…

Rep. Green honors photo contest winner in Lansing

Rep. Phil Green honored Kathy and Don Zimmerman from Port Austin as one of the winners of Green’s photo contest. Kathy sent in the winning photo below for the “family fun” category and was rewarded with an invitation to the state Capitol.

Rep. O’Malley announces November office hours

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, announced where he will meet with area residents during office hours later this month. “The best part of my job is listening to the input of residents from the ‘Fighting 101st’,” Rep. O’Malley said. “I hope you’ll join me at one of my stops this month and share…

Rep. Schroeder announces December office hours

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder invites residents to her in-district office hours on Monday, Dec. 2 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at The Coffee Bucket, 3549 Airport Road in Waterford. “Your input is truly valued and it helps me to better serve our community,” Rep. Schroeder said. “I look forward to listening to your thoughts and…

Join Rep. Webber at his November office hours

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills invites residents to join him for his in-district office hours on Monday, Nov. 25. “Hearing your concerns and ideas is important to me,” Rep. Webber said. “I hope you’ll join me this month for an update on state government and to share what’s on your mind.” Rep. Webber…

Rep. Hall helps advance historic expungement reforms

State Rep. Matt Hall recently joined the Michigan House in approving a plan to expand Michigan’s expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old criminal convictions a new opportunity to start fresh. Hall, of Marshall Township, said the innovative proposal will make Michigan a leader in criminal justice reform. “Many Michigan residents…

Rep. Lilly receives Legislator of the Year award from MRLA

State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, has received the Legislator of the Year award from the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association (MRLA). Each year, the MRLA honors legislators who have been consistent champions of the Michigan hospitality industry. This year, they recognized Rep. Lilly for his efforts to find a comprehensive solution on short-term…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces November coffee hours

  State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently announced where he will be available to meet with Muskegon County residents during scheduled coffee hours later this month. “Listening to the needs and concerns of residents in my district is one of the most important aspects of my job,” Rep. VanWoerkom said. “I hope you…

Rep. Howell: Car insurance reforms produce tangible savings

State Rep. Gary Howell, of North Branch, today said the fee reduction recently announced by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association is a positive indication Michigan drivers will save a significant amount of money through the state’s recent car insurance reforms. The MCCA announced it will charge a $100 per vehicle assessment for the year-long period…

Rep. Calley welcomes winners of summer reading contest to state Capitol

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomed seven students and their families to the Capitol to be junior representatives for a day and experience the life of a Michigan state representative. Local students entered the contest by reading books over the summer, filling out a bookmark with their name and the list of books that they read,…