Cole resolution declares July 2019 ‘Wildlife Conservation Month’

State Rep. Triston Cole sponsored a plan to declare this July “Wildlife Conservation Month” in Michigan. “As an avid and passionate outdoorsman, I value sharing our state’s wildlife and recreational opportunities with friends and family, and I want to encourage all Michiganders in the month of July to go out and enjoy our state’s natural…

Rep. Lower introduces proposal to protect water quality across Michigan

State Rep. Jim Lower of Greenville today introduced a plan to modify the state’s emergency manager law, replacing the single person emergency management structure with a three-person Financial Management Team. The plan is part of a larger reform package addressing the safety and security of Michigan’s drinking water supply. “This proposal to update the state’s…

Rep. Schroeder hosts summer reading program for students

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder, of Independence Township, would like to invite students to participate in her summer reading program. The program encourages children to read over the summer months and win a chance to be an honorary representative for a day in Lansing. Students in elementary or middle school are eligible to participate. To enter,…

Rep. Howell introduces proposal to protect water quality across Michigan

State Rep. Gary Howell, of North Branch, last week introduced a plan to require more rigorous testing of the drinking water at veterans homes and veterans care facilities across the state. The plan is part of a larger reform package addressing the safety and security of Michigan’s drinking water supply. “This proposal is an important…

Rep. Markkanen invites residents to meet and greets

            Rep. Greg Markkanen of Houghton announced he will be hosting four meet and greets for residents in the 110th district on Sunday, June 30 and will be joined by State Sen. Ed McBroom and U.S. Representative Jack Bergman. “I am excited to have the Senator and Congressman in our district,” Markkanen said. “These legislators…

Rep. Meerman welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Luke Meerman, of Coopersville, welcomed Pastor Mark Bouslog (middle) from Jenison Bible Church in Hudsonville to the state Capitol last week Thursday to lead the invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Joining them…

Rep. Griffin introduces proposal to bolster state’s PFAS response team

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, introduced a plan that would make the state’s PFAS action response team a permanent agency within state government. Griffin’s plan is part of a larger reform package addressing the safety and security of Michigan’s drinking water supply. “From day one we have worked swiftly to detect, contain and respond…

Rep. Kahle proposes additional funds to bolster PFAS cleanup efforts

State Rep. Bronna Kahle, of Adrian, this week announced a plan that would provide the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) much needed resources to better understand and track PFAS contaminated groundwater.  The plan is part of a larger, bipartisan reform package addressing the safety and security of Michigan’s drinking water supply and recreational waterways….

Rep. Vaupel’s plan protecting the health of Michigan children has been signed into law

Measure gives parents more opportunities to choose health care coverage State Rep. Hank Vaupel’s plan that gives parents more opportunities to choose affordable health care coverage for their children has been signed into law. “Giving parents the accessibility to provide affordable health care coverage ensures their children’s health care needs are met,” said Vaupel, of…