Rep. Kahle: Making progress for Lenawee County and all of Michigan

State Rep. Bronna Kahle today said that record funding for K-12 schools and road repairs are among the many ways Lenawee County residents will benefit from the first six months of the Michigan Legislature’s 2017-18 session. “I am pleased with the progress we’ve made to improve the lives of Michigan residents,” said Kahle, in her…

M-140 project underway in Watervliet, South Haven

Reps. Griffin, LaSata: House is dedicated to making roads safe State Reps. Beth Griffin and Kim LaSata said repairs and resurfacing of nearly 10 miles of M-140 in Watervliet and South Haven will begin Monday.  This will make traveling on the highway safer for Michigan families. These projects demonstrate the priority placed by the Legislature…

M-140 project underway in Watervliet, South Haven

Reps. Griffin, LaSata: House is dedicated to making roads safe   State Reps. Beth Griffin and Kim LaSata said repairs and resurfacing of nearly 10 miles of M-140 in Watervliet and South Haven will begin Monday.  This will make traveling on the highway safer for Michigan families. These projects demonstrate the priority placed by the…

Rep. Kesto named co-chair of mental health task force

State Rep. Klint Kesto, of Commerce Township, has been selected to lead Michigan House task force exploring ways to help Michigan residents facing mental health challenges with statewide tours in July and August. Kesto will co-chair the House C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) task force with state Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville. “This…

Speaker Leonard on Michigan’s new unemployment rate

Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt, today issued the following statement after Michigan’s unemployment rate fell to just 3.8%, the lowest rate of the 21st century:   “Michigan’s economy has been growing by leaps and bounds for years under Republican leadership, and the good news is now continuing to spread to even more people. …

Rep. McCready highlights legislation aimed at helping residents in 40th district

In the first six months of his third term in the Michigan House of Representatives, state Rep. Mike McCready remains committed to working with the 99th Michigan Legislature to promote bills that better the way of life for residents in Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township and West Bloomfield Township. McCready serves in House Committees on…

Rep. VanderWall amendment helps farmers move equipment on holidays

State Rep. Curt VanderWall applauded the Michigan House of Representatives approval Wednesday of a bill to allow applicants to obtain an annual oversized vehicle transport permit. Rep. VanderWall added an amendment to help farmers by removing restrictions when they are driving agricultural equipment during the holiday weekends. Under current law, the transportation of agricultural equipment…

Rep. Cole: Gaylord project shows commitment to transportation system

Roads, bridges, underground water pipes are a priority   State Rep. Triston Cole today said a Michigan Department of Transportation project to resurface parts of M-32 and I-75 business loop in Gaylord began this week. Cole, of Mancelona, who serves as chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said the $826,000 project will resurface…

Rep. Bellino announces July office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Wednesday, July 26 to meet with residents in Monroe and Wayne counties. “I always enjoy the opportunity to connect with people directly,” Rep. Bellino said. “I encourage residents to attend so I can listen to their concerns and learn how I can better serve…

Rep. Allor hosts July office hours

Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine has announced office hours for the month of July for Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Iosco and Presque Isle counties. “Local office hours have greatly impacted how I represent Northeast Michigan,” Rep. Allor said. “It is during these hours that I am able to best listen and learn from residents. I want…

Rep. Yaroch goes on “listening tour” and visits to local boards and councils

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond will host a listening tour and visits to local boards/councils in the community throughout the month of August and encourages residents to bring their thoughts or concerns about state government. Rep. Yaroch will be coming 30 minutes before the scheduled board/council meetings, attending the meeting, then staying after the…