Rep. Noble reads to 510 students during March is Reading Month

State Rep. Jeff Noble celebrated March is Reading Month by reading to over 500 students at six elementary schools in Northville and Plymouth. March is Reading Month is an annual event designed to recognize the importance of reading in children’s future success. To celebrate, Rep. Noble visited classrooms at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Ridgewood…

Rep. Hernandez reads to local classrooms

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Shane Hernandez reads to a group of students at Carsonville Elementary School. State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron completed his March is Reading Month tour reading to over 800 elementary students while visiting 13 local schools. “Reading is an integral part of a child’s development,” Rep. Hernandez said. “By promoting the…

Rep. Calley plans local office hours in April

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in three communities during April. Calley, of Portland, will present a legislative update and then meet with residents one on one regarding their concerns on the following dates: Monday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Village of Lake Odessa, Page Memorial Building, 839…

Rep. Iden announces coffee hours

State Rep. Brandt Iden today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during local coffee hours in April. “Getting feedback from my community is a crucial aspect of being a representative,” Iden said.  “I look forward to hearing what is on people’s minds, and am grateful for those who take the time to…

Rep. Tedder announces April office hours

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of April. “I believe talking to friends and neighbors is the best way to gather ideas,” Tedder said. “Residents who are interested in discussing legislative matters or who have questions related to state government are encouraged to…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Reilly on April 16

State Rep. John Reilly invites residents to join him for local office hours in Oxford and Orion Township on Monday, April 16. “I always look forward to connecting with members of the community at my monthly office hours,” Rep. Reilly said. “Meeting residents of the 46th District and discussing important issues is one of the…

Rep. Runestad demands answers for car insurance rate increases

White Lake lawmaker wants more transparency from state organization State Rep. Jim Runestad, a member of the House Insurance Committee, today called for the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to share more information to justify a $22 per vehicle increase to Michigan resident’s automobile insurance for the year starting on July 1, 2018. The Michigan Catastrophic…

Rep. Runestad wraps up March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. Jim Runestad celebrated March is Reading Month by reading to over 900 students at four elementary schools in White Lake and Milford. March is Reading Month is an annual event designed to recognize the importance of reading in children’s future success. To celebrate, Rep. Runestad visited classrooms at Lakewood, Kurtz, Oxbow and Johnson…

Rep. Noble hosts local office hours on April 9

State Rep. Jeff Noble will host an open office hour on Monday, April 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Northville District Library located at 212 W. Cady St. in Northville. “Hosting regular office hours is one of my top priorities,” Rep. Noble said. “Connecting with community members and listening to their concerns is…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: April 2, 2018

I recently joined Congressman Mike Bishop as he hosted a public presentation and discussion on the opioid crisis. The event was held at Putnam Township Hall, and I served as a panelist alongside other local officials. I explained some of the original contributors to the crisis and discussed solutions to improve the situation moving forward….

Rep. Lucido reads to local classrooms

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Peter Lucido reads to a group of students at Monfort Elementary School. State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township continued his March is Reading Month tour reading to students at Duncan, Monfort, Amanda Moore, Beacon Tree and Morgan elementary schools and Krambrooke Children’s Center. “Reading is a great way for students to…

Rep. Sheppard invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents to join him for local office hours throughout April. “My hope is to have the opportunity to connect with people in the community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Sheppard said. “I look forward to listening to our neighbors, addressing their concerns and working through…