Rep. Vaupel announces major investment in downtown Howell

State Rep. Hank Vaupel announced today $1,729,179 will be invested in the City of Howell by the Michigan Strategic Fund as part of the Community Development Block Grant Program. “I am excited for this great investment in the 47th District,” Rep. Vaupel said. “Howell is a thriving, award-winning community, and I know these improvements will…

Howell reappointed chair of House natural resources committee

State Rep. Gary Howell, of North Branch, has been named chair of the powerful House Committee on Natural Resources for a second consecutive term. “Michigan’s natural resources are among the most remarkable in the world, including our vast freshwater reserves. I am eager to continue my work on policies that will keep our forests, lakes…

Residents can meet with Rep. Webber on Jan. 25

State Rep. Michael Webber will host his monthly office hours on Friday, Jan. 25 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 37 S. Livernois Road in Rochester Hills. “I am thankful for the chance to connect with neighbors and hear about their top priorities,” Rep. Webber said. “I always look forward to learning more…

Rep. Wendzel receives committee assignments

State Rep. Pauline Wendzel has been named to four House committees for her first term in the legislature.  Rep. Wendzel will serve as the vice-chairwoman of the House Energy Committee as well as the vice-chairwoman of the Commerce and Tourism Committee.  Rep. Wendzel will also be serving on the Regulation Reform and Agriculture Committees. “I’m…

Local artist brings talents to Lansing

State Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann recently showcased a customized piece of artwork made by local Empire artist Curtis Warnes. “Shortly after my election, I asked Curtis Warnes of Steel Appeal to craft a logo for my district,” Rep. O’Malley said. “Mr. Warnes took the job and used his talents to create the crest…

Rep. Mueller to host local office hours

State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden will host district office hours on Friday, Feb. 1 to meet with local residents of the 51st District. “As your voice in Lansing, I am dedicated to accessibility and transparency,” Rep. Mueller said. “This is a great way to directly hear your thoughts and questions on state government. I…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Wozniak on Feb. 4

State Rep. Douglas Wozniak will host his monthly office hours on Monday, Feb. 4 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Washington Township Activity Center, 57880 Van Dyke Road in Washington. “Hosting regular office hours is one of my top priorities as a legislator,” Rep. Wozniak said. “I always encourage residents to share their thoughts…

Rep. Huizenga to host local office hours

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker will host district office hours on Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26 to meet with local residents of the 74th District. Rep. Huizenga will be joined by state Sen. Peter MacGregor at the Jan. 25 office hours. “This is a great opportunity to directly hear your thoughts and…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: January 20, 2019

I am honored to have been appointed by House Speaker Lee Chatfield to continue serving as chair of the House Health Policy Committee for the next two years. Last year, we made great progress both in awareness and action on mental health issues through the C.A.R.E.S. Task Force. The committee also worked to improve access…

Rep. Eisen named Vice Chair of Transportation Committee in Michigan House

Lawmaker will serve on three other committees State Rep. Gary Eisen was recently appointed as Vice Chair of the Michigan House Transportation Committee for the 2019-20 legislative session, an important position to help improve the conditions of Michigan roads and bridges. Committee assignments were announced by Speaker Lee Chatfield. “As Transportation Vice Chair I will…

LaFave to play pivotal role in reducing car insurance rates

U.P. lawmaker appointed to specific car insurance reform panel State Rep. Beau LaFave has been tapped to serve on a new committee specifically tasked with crafting a solution to lower car insurance rates for all Michigan drivers. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates will focus on car…

Rep. Inman appointed chair of Michigan House Appropriations subcommittees

State Rep. Larry Inman this week was again appointed to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, a key position to prioritize the state government budget to improve the quality of life for Michigan residents. Inman, of Williamsburg, will be the chair of the appropriations subcommittee focused on military, veterans, and state police. He will also…