Chairman Wentworth issues statement after latest MCCA rate hike

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement criticizing the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association for raising the per-insured-vehicle assessment to $220 for the 2019-2020 period (from the current $192): “This is aggravating news for the more than 7 million Michigan drivers already paying…

Rep. Kahle plan calls for greater protections against teen cough medicine abuse

State Rep. Bronna Kahle has introduced legislation to protect teens from an active drug found in over-the-counter cough medicines. Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a cough suppressant used to treat common cold symptoms. While safe when used as directed, the drug can become dangerous if abused – causing liver damage, heart attack, self-injury while under the influence,…

Rep. Filler leads effort to protect seniors, vulnerable adults in Michigan

DeWitt representative named to new Elder Abuse Task Force State Rep. Graham Filler will serve on a new bipartisan panel tasked with finding meaningful solutions to help protect senior citizens and other vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Filler, who previously worked to safeguard Michigan seniors in his role as an assistant attorney general,…

Rep. Lilly issues statement on new PFAS commission

State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Twp., issued the following statement in response to the governor’s creation of a new panel to study the water advisory limit for PFAS: “Michigan has led the nation in PFAS detection and response, and we continue to lead the way in strategies to protect human health.  Last year, we…

Rep. Whiteford issues statement on new PFAS commission

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Twp., issued the following statement in response to the governor’s creation of a new panel to study the water advisory limit for PFAS:  “Governor Whitmer has taken an important step to protect the health of all Michigan families that builds on 15 months of careful scientific investigation, research and…

Rep. Griffin issues statement on new PFAS commission

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, issued the following statement in response to the governor’s creation of a new panel to study the water advisory limit for PFAS:  “From the day Michigan started testing for PFAS, we’ve used the Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water limit as our environmental cleanup standard to ensure no polluted site went undetected. Since then, we have worked…

Rep. Howell helps launch bipartisan bail reform initiative

State Rep. Gary Howell has introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan plan to reform Michigan’s broken cash bail system, continuing to protect public safety, and potentially saving Michigan tax payers over $100 million per year. Howell, of North Branch, said the plan would make much-needed reforms to ensure people are not kept in jail…

Rep. Alexander schedules April office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover announced district office hours in April to meet with local residents of the 64th District. “Talking directly with the people of Jackson County and hearing your ideas and questions is one of the most enjoyable parts of being your state representative,” Rep. Alexander said. “I want to hear your…

Rep. Schroeder announces winners of district photo contest

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder recently announced the winners of her district photo contest. Residents from throughout the 43rd District submitted photos for consideration. The winning photos were submitted by Alexandra Touchstone, Sue Wylie, and Matt Nichols. The three winning photos will hang in Rep. Schroeder’s Lansing office. An official unveiling will be held in April,…

Rep. Berman’s statement on L. Brooks Patterson Announcement

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township issued the following statement today following the press conference where L. Brooks Patterson announced that he has stage four pancreatic cancer: “My thoughts and prayers are with Brooks Patterson and his family as he addresses his recent cancer diagnosis. Brooks has been a true leader of Oakland County…

Rep. Leutheuser to host local office hours

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale will host district office hours on Friday, March 28 to meet with local residents of the 58th District. “I am excited for a chance to talk with you in person,” Rep. Leutheuser said. “While you can always reach out to my office, I look forward to directly discussing state…

Rep. Lightner reads to local students

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner read to a group of students at Springport Elementary School on Friday as part of her March is Reading Month tour. The representative also answered questions on state government and emphasized the importance of reading throughout the year.