Reps. Hauck, Filler call for critical juvenile justice reforms

‘Raise the Age’ plan treats 17-year-olds as minors for most criminal offenses State Reps. Roger Hauck and Graham Filler are spearheading a bipartisan plan to transform the way 17-year-olds are treated in Michigan’s criminal justice system. Michigan is one of just four states in the country to automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults when they’re accused…

Reps. Hauck, Filler call for critical juvenile justice reforms

‘Raise the Age’ plan treats 17-year-olds as minors for most criminal offenses State Reps. Roger Hauck and Graham Filler are spearheading a bipartisan plan to transform the way 17-year-olds are treated in Michigan’s criminal justice system. Michigan is one of just four states in the country to automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults when they’re accused…

Rep. Crawford chairs first House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors

State Rep. Kathy Crawford, of Novi, today led the first Families, Children and Seniors Committee meeting of the new legislative term at the state Capitol. Rep. Crawford began the House committee meeting with introductions from members followed by a presentation from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Child Protective Services. “I look…

Rep. Berman announces February office hour

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township will host a local office hour on Monday, Feb. 25 to meet with constituents of the 39th District. “I am committed to being open and accessible to residents at all times,” Rep. Berman said. “I encourage everyone to join me and share their thoughts on how we can…

Livingston County legislators strongly support petition demanding Brennan suspension

State Sen. Lana Theis, Rep. Hank Vaupel and Rep. Ann Bollin on Tuesday again voiced their strong support for a second petition that was filed with the state Supreme Court by the Joint Tenure Commission requesting Judge Theresa Brennan be suspended without pay. A previous petition was denied Jan. 25. “Theresa Brennan has lost her…

Rep. Albert plan adds warning labels to marijuana products sold in Michigan

State Rep. Thomas Albert today introduced a plan to warn expectant and breastfeeding mothers of the harmful effects marijuana use can have on babies. “The unborn in Michigan deserve a fair shot and exposure to harmful products unfairly inhibits both brain development and subsequent life opportunities,” Albert said. “Putting warning labels on marijuana products is…

Rep. VanSingel introduces plan to protect, grow school funding across Michigan

State Rep. Scott VanSingel today introduced a plan to protect and increase funding dedicated to supporting school districts across Michigan. VanSingel’s proposal is designed to ensure growth in Michigan’s School Aid Fund. His plan would reverse changes made last year related to previously unanticipated online sales tax revenue and transfers between the school aid fund…

Join Rep. Bellino at his February coffee hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe invites residents of Monroe and Wayne counties to join him for his monthly coffee hours on Monday, Feb. 25. “This is a great opportunity to directly hear your thoughts and questions about state government,” Rep. Bellino said. “I’m focused on effectively representing your interests in Lansing and meeting the…

Rep. Johnson announces February office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Monday, February 25th, 2019 Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Kent County Russ’ 6444 Division Ave. S in Gaines 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.   “Open and honest communication with residents…

Rep. Glenn sets local office hours

State Rep. Annette Glenn announced her first set of in-district office hours for 2019. The representative will be available at the following times and locations: Friday, Feb. 8 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at H&H Bakery and Restaurant, 200 S. Mable St. in Pinconning; and 9 to 10 a.m. at Nori’s Restaurant, 963 W. Midland Road…