Rep. Markkanen: U.P. projects in line to receive outdoor recreation funding

State Rep. Greg Markkanen today said projects in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton and Ontonagon counties are included in a proposed plan to improve outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan. The projects are included in recent recommendations from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The recommendations are made to the Legislature, which will soon be working to finalize…

Rep. Hall: Keeping the momentum in 2020

(The following column by Rep. Matt Hall originally appeared in the Dec. 25, 2019 edition of the Homer Index.) By state Rep. Matt Hall of Marshall As we bring on the New Year and begin a new decade, I would like to share with you some of my legislative accomplishments from the past year, and…

Rep. Wakeman finishes 2019 with perfect session attendance

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township is pleased to announce that he has finished his first year in Lansing with a perfect attendance record. Wakeman cast 378 votes – out of 378 total – on the House Floor. “Being a voice in Lansing for Saginaw County is important to me,” Rep. Wakeman said. “I’m…

Rep. Hoitenga highlights committee progress during legislative year

In her third year as chair of the House Communications and Technology Committee, second-term state Rep. Michele Hoitenga continued work to help more people in Michigan gain access to high-speed broadband while striving to cut government red tape. To cap a year of hearings and pivotal discussions with fellow committee members, Hoitenga oversaw the advancement…

Rep. Kahle welcomes Clinton students to Capitol

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian recently hosted students from Clinton High School as they visited Lansing for an up-close view of how state government works. “It is encouraging to see the interest and understanding demonstrated by these students,” Rep. Kahle said. “I was impressed by both of the Clinton High School government class groups…

Rep. Alexander schedules local office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover announced district office hours in January to meet with residents of the 64th District. “The New Year is almost upon us,” Rep. Alexander said. “I invite Jackson County residents to attend my local office hours to hear a legislative update, and ask me any questions you may have on…

Rep. Mueller encourages students to enter national poster contest

State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden would like to invite young people of Genesee and Oakland counties to enter the 2020 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. The contest is organized by the Michigan State Police and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. “There are over 800 missing children…

Rep. Bronna Kahle: Reviewing 2019 in the Michigan Legislature

(This column originally appeared in the Adrian Daily Telegram, available here.) By state Rep. Bronna Kahle Looking back on 2019, it’s been another successful year of bringing Lenawee County values to Lansing as your representative in the Michigan House. Our most vulnerable residents will have access to the essential services they rely on after restoration of the governor’s budget cuts,…

Rep. Schroeder: Reflecting on 2019 in the Michigan House

By Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township It’s truly a pleasure to serve as your representative at the state Capitol. After my first year on the job, I can promise you it’s an honor I will never take for granted. Each day is an opportunity to help improve life for all in Oakland County. Allow…

Rep. Schroeder: Independence Township, Clarkston in line for outdoor recreation funding

Independence Township and Clarkston projects are included in a proposed plan to improve outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan, state Rep. Andrea Schroeder said. The projects are included in recent recommendations from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The recommendations are made to the Legislature, which will soon be working to finalize and approve a plan….