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Rep. Bizon maintains perfect voting record in 2016

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon, R-Battle Creek, completed his first two years in office with a perfect voting record, taking part in each of the 1,261 roll-call votes during the 2015-16 legislative session. “The House has considered many important issues during the past two years, and I’m proud to be able to say I didn’t…

Rep-elect Frederick to help set House GOP policy initiatives

Incoming lawmaker on Action Plan workgroup Rep.-elect Ben Frederick of Owosso has been chosen by Speaker-elect Tom Leonard to serve on a special workgroup developing new policy proposals for the 2017-18 House term that begins in January. Rep.-elect Frederick will serve on the Policy Development Workgroup, a team of lawmakers who will study current laws…

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Rep. Lucido completes 2015-16 term with perfect attendance

LANSING – Perfect attendance and perfect voting record. State Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, completed the 98th legislative session with a perfect record in committee and House floor votes in 2015-16. “The people of the 36th District do not vote for a representative to show up for 83 percent of the votes in the state…

Rep. Pscholka’s bill to boost local energy savings heads to the governor

A bill introduced by state Rep. Al Pscholka providing flexibility for local government authorities to make energy-saving improvements to their facilities was recently approved by the state Senate and is awaiting signature by the governor House Bill 6036 gives local government authorities the latitude to enter into more energy-conservation improvement projects that will be paid…

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Rep. Lucido’s bill setting up THC Commission signed into law

LANSING – A commission will study the effects of medical marijuana on drivers and submit its findings to set the threshold for expanding the state’s impaired driving safety programs, following the governor’s signature today of the legislation sponsored by state Rep. Peter Lucido. “Our state has a clear standard as to what constitutes impaired driving…

Governor signs long-term energy reform legislation

Rep. Nesbitt: Measure ensures power for state’s future   State Rep. Aric Nesbitt today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder for signing landmark energy reform bills that ensure Michigan will have reliable sources of energy for years to come. Rep. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, chair of the House Committee on Energy Policy, said passage of Senate Bills 437 and…

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Governor signs Rep. Rendon’s bill protecting DNR firefighter pensions

State Rep. Bruce Rendon’s legislation allowing firefighters retired from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to be called upon in emergency situations was signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder. “Retired DNR firefighters are often ready and willing to help when forest fires break out, but in the past they had to worry about…

Reps. Nesbitt, Iden: Transportation network laws boost free market

Measures ensure protection for passengers, drivers   State Reps. Aric Nesbitt and Brandt Iden today praised Gov. Rick Snyder for signing bills establishing statewide regulations for transportation network companies (TNCs), enabling rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in Michigan. The governor signed House Bills 4637 and 4639-4641 that enable TNCs to operate…

Reps. Nesbitt, Iden: Transportation network laws boost free market

Measures ensure protection for passengers, drivers   State Reps. Aric Nesbitt and Brandt Iden today praised Gov. Rick Snyder for signing bills establishing statewide regulations for transportation network companies (TNCs), enabling rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in Michigan. The governor signed House Bills 4637 and 4639-4641 that enable TNCs to operate…

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Rep. Price completes term with perfect voting record

State Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, did not miss a single vote during her six-year tenure representing the 89th District in the House of Representatives. Rep. Price submitted the last of her 4,123 votes during the final day of the current session on Thursday, Dec. 15. “Representing the 89th District meant making every single vote,”…

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Rep. Sheppard posts perfect voting record during first term

State Rep. Jason Sheppard has completed his first term in office with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,261 roll-call votes since he was sworn into office in January 2015. “I made a commitment to represent the people of the 56th District in Lansing, and by voting on every issue I ensure their…

Rep. Pscholka’s ag credits bill gets final legislative approval

Measure awaits governor’s signature   The Michigan Senate last week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Al Pscholka allowing families to claim agriculture tax credits if the owner of the farmland dies. The Senate passed House Bill 5720, which enables an estate or trust to claim remaining Farmland Development Rights Agreement, more commonly known as…