Rep. Calley visits local schools to celebrate March is Reading Month

  State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland spent the month of March visiting several local elementary schools throughout mid-Michigan in celebration of March is Reading Month. While visiting with the classrooms, Calley talked to students about the importance of reading. She hopes visiting local classrooms and reading to students will foster a love of books…

Rep. Maturen supports legislation to protect bicyclists in Michigan

State Rep. David Maturen with the Michigan House last week voted in favor of two bills that would help protect bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians on Michigan roads. “Bicyclists and motorcyclists deaths have spiked in Michigan and we must do something about it,” said Maturen, of Vicksburg. “This legislation helps keep drivers aware of the presence…

Governor signs Rep. Howell bill offering Michigan kids more opportunities to hunt

Lapeer County boy inspired Howell to introduce legislation Legislation introduced by state Rep. Gary Howell after hearing from a Lapeer County boy who wanted more opportunities to hunt was recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. Howell said Lapeer County resident Nick Vanecek and his son Hayden, who was 7 at the time, approached…

Rep. Lucido hosts over 200 people at town hall

State Rep. Peter Lucido listened to local residents share their thoughts on issues concerning Utica Community Schools at a town hall meeting held Tuesday, March 27. He was joined by state Reps. Diana Farrington, Pamela Hornberger, Jeff Yaroch and staff from Rep. Steve Marino’s office. “It was a great turnout with many good ideas from…

Rep. Alexander announces Jackson office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of being available to the community. “I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable,” Rep. Alexander said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas about their state government to join me for conversation.” Rep. Alexander’s office hours…

Rep. LaSata to host local office hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during her scheduled office hours. Office hours will take place on Friday, April 6 at Clifford’s Coffee Canal, 619 W. Main St. in Benton Harbor from 9 to 10 a.m. “I look forward to talking with residents of Southwest Michigan about…

Rep. Rendon invites residents to April office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City will sponsor local office hours for the month of April. “I always look forward to the opportunity to meet with my constituents,” Rendon said. “I want residents to know I am effectively representing their interests and needs in Lansing.” The representative will be available at the following times…

Rep. Frederick invites residents to April office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso will hold local office hours for the month of April. “I always look forward to the opportunity to meet with my constituents,” Frederick said. “I want residents to know I am invested in them and effectively representing their interests and needs in Lansing.” The representative will be available at…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: March 26, 2018

I attended several events throughout the district this week. The Livingston County Human Services Collaborative Body (HSCB) held its annual meeting during which the subcommittees reported on the past year. The HSCB is designed to support health and human services in our area.  It was great to hear the many success stories from the subcommittees….

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on April 13

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, April 13. “Monthly office hours are a great way to meet residents and discuss important issues,” Rep. Runestad said. “Listening to the concerns of people in our communities is one of…

Rep. Victory bills helping Michigan farmers signed into law

Two pieces of legislation introduced by state Rep. Roger Victory of Hudsonville to preserve the future of farming in Michigan were signed into law this week. The first measure helps growers and producers meet new federal food inspection rules. Victory, a farmer by trade, said the new law aligns Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural…