Rep. Brann welcomes guests to House floor

Rep. Tommy Brann welcomed two guests to the House floor this week. Teyei Joel Pam and Reouhidi Reuben Ndjerareou, both originally from Africa, wanted to visit the state Capitol to learn more about our system of government. Rep. Brann’s guests were able to sit with him on the floor and watch the House session proceedings….

Rep. Sheppard joins Michigan House in approving record funding for K-12 schools

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance joined his Michigan House colleagues in approving a state budget plan that includes $100 more per student for the state’s K-12 public schools. “We are proposing record amounts of money for our local schools, and it is the right place to invest taxpayer money,” Sheppard said after this week’s…

Bipartisan bill package would implement Constitutional Carry in Michigan

This week, State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan package of bills to implement ‘Constitutional Carry’ in Michigan. These bills would allow individuals who legally own a pistol to legally carry in places where either Concealed Pistol License holders or open carry is currently allowed. “I am a staunch supporter of…

Rep. Alexander welcomes Paragon Charter Band to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover welcomed the Paragon Charter Academy Band to Lansing on Tuesday May 2. The band, directed by Linda Rockwell, performed on the Capitol steps as a part of the annual Spring Music Program. Rep. Alexander then joined students for a tour of the Capitol. “I was thrilled to…

Rep. Hughes fights for the health of Muskegon County children

State Rep. Holly Hughes, of Montague, voiced her support for continued funding for the “10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms,” a 2016 pilot program which provides healthy eating options for Michigan’s children. The 2017-18 Education budget cuts $250,000 for the program, which is currently running six Muskegon County school districts including Montague,…

Rep. Kesto, Michigan House approve more money for public schools

State Rep. Klint Kesto of Commerce Township today joined his Michigan House colleagues in support of a state budget plan that includes record funding for the state’s K-12 public schools. “Michigan students and teachers deserve this investment in our future,” Kesto said after voting in favor of the plan to increase school funding by $100…

Rep. Maturen applauds focus on roads in House budget

State Rep. David Maturen today voted for passage of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education and proposes a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget. Maturen, of Vicksburg, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, which prioritizes funding for transportation projects. “I am encouraged that the House…

Rep. Webber applauds increased education funding

State Rep. Michael Webber today voted for passage of the state budget, which includes more funding for K-12 education and proposes a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget. Webber, of Rochester Hills, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, a fiscally responsible blueprint that invests in the state’s future. “Our…

Rep. Bizon heralds cost-cutting in House-passed budget

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon, of Battle Creek, today voted in to approve the state budget, praising the spending blueprint for fiscal restraint and common-sense financial responsibility. Bizon – an ear, nose and throat doctor for nearly four decades – is chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Medicaid and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on…

Rep. Frederick applauds more skilled trades funding

State Rep. Ben Frederick today cast a vote for passage of the House budget, which includes record funding for skilled trades education and proposes a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget. Frederick, of Owosso, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the 21st century…

Rep. Griffin lauds increased spending for skilled trades

State Rep. Beth Griffin joined her colleagues today in passage of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education. Griffin, of Mattawan, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the state’s future. She said one of the high points is increased funding for skilled…