Rep. Noble offers the invocation for the House

Rep. Noble invited to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble of Plymouth on Tuesday gave the invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Noble is a pastor at Praise Baptist Church in Plymouth. #####

Committee approves Glenn bill banning sex between prostitutes, police

The House Law and Justice Committee approved bipartisan legislation from state Rep. Gary Glenn making it illegal for law enforcement officials to engage in sexual acts with prostitutes or victims of human trafficking during the course of an investigation. “There is no evidence that law enforcement officers are taking advantage of this unintended legal loophole,…

Rep. Reilly column on education funding reform

Originally published in The Detroit News, 06/13/2017 Column: Current pensions a fiscal cancer By: John Reilly It shouldn’t be controversial to fix one of the worst policy blunders facing our state: the government being liable for tens of billions of dollars it doesn’t have, costing hundreds of millions of dollars in interest every year. Michigan’s…

Representative García honors the Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon

   State Representative Daniela R. García of Holland recognized the Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon for its philanthropic endeavors in the community. “This restaurant has been a symbol of hope to so many throughout our community,” García said.  “This business truly embodies the giving spirit that makes Ottawa County and West Michigan special.” Since the early…

Rep. VanderWall hosting coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites residents of Mason and Manistee counties to attend his upcoming coffee hours for the month of June. Coffee hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting. “I encourage people to come and meet with me if they have any questions or…

Rep. Wentworth announces June office hours

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of the 97th District has announced he will sponsor June office hours for the residents of Arenac, Gladwin, Clare, and Osceola counties. “I have held office hours every month since taking office,” Rep. Wentworth said. “Listening to people is my top priority, and I encourage everyone to attend and voice their…

Rep. Bellino announces free forum on detecting fraud and scams

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today announced he will host a consumer protection presentation at the Frenchtown Township Senior Center on Monday, June 26 at 10 a.m. The senior center is located at 2786 Vivian Road in Monroe. “Educational events like these are vital to keep our friends, families and neighbors safe from fraud…

Rep. Lower votes in support of key legislation moving to House floor

State Rep. James Lower of Cedar Lake, chair of the House Local Government Committee, voted in support of a trio of bills before the committee on Wednesday. Lower was active in guiding House Bills 4105 and 4334 to the House floor for further consideration. The bills create two separate acts to prohibit local units of…

Rep. Howrylak announces consumer education event on June 16

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy is partnering with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to host his fourth consumer education event this year on Friday, June 16 at the Hunter Community Center, located at 509 Fisher Court in Clawson. This event is intended to provide citizens with information regarding the latest phone, mail and online…

Rep. Reilly joins colleagues thanking President Trump for Paris Agreement withdrawal

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland joined 18 other Michigan House legislators today in sending a letter to President Donald Trump, thanking him for withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement. “Your action was a bold step in the right direction, and we hope this note encourages you to take many more, without hesitation,”…

Rep. Frederick invites residents to June office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso recently announced his in-district office hours for Monday, June 19 at the following times and locations: 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Perry City Hall, 203 W. Polly St. in Perry and; 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Marion Township Hall, 10925 S. Merrill Road. in Brant. “I look forward to…