Rep. Berman: Gun buy-back programs aren’t high on taxpayers’ priority lists

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today provided a statement on his recent support for House Bill 5479, which would outlaw firearm buy-back programs funded by taxpayer dollars: “I don’t feel it is government’s role to dedicate taxpayer dollars to purchase firearms from law-abiding gun owners. As a state government, I feel there are…

Rep. Glenn votes to restore funding for independent living and literacy

Lawmaker works to reverse key vetoes by governor  State Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, this week voted in favor of a supplemental budget plan to restore funding for several vital state programs – including two of Rep. Glenn’s highest priorities. More than $2 million in funding for Centers for Independent Living was restored by the House…

Rep. Hall, House restore funding for Going PRO, health services, WMU

Plan also addresses spread of coronavirus in Michigan State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) this week voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to restore support for health services, job growth and combat the spread of coronavirus in Michigan. The emergency budget measures overwhelmingly approved by the House restore funding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed for…

Rep. Berman votes to restore key Michigan programs, increase safety

Plan addresses previous cuts, possible spread of coronavirus State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, this week voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to promote job growth and restore support for tourism across the state while also providing special funding to help combat the coronavirus now that cases have been confirmed in Michigan….

Wozniak, House approve plan providing greater resources to kinship caregivers

Wozniak: Kinship caregivers provide the best homes for children in need State Rep. Doug Wozniak supported bipartisan legislation passed by the Michigan House on Tuesday to provide better access to support services for Michigan’s kinship caregivers. Kinship caregivers are extended relatives, such as grandparents, or family friends, such as godparents, who have a kinship bond…

Rep. Calley votes to approve key funding for Portland disaster relief

Plan also restores funding to vital programs for Michigan families Rep. Julie Calley this week voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to provide disaster relief funding for the city of Portland, invest in workforce training programs and restore support for programs that help some of Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. Calley said the supplemental…

Rep. Hall ends busy week at the state Capitol

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) this week saw the advancement of three plans he is spearheading to increase cybersecurity, protect children and crack down on people willingly falsifying the need for an emotional support animal. “I am fighting for meaningful legislation to improve the lives of the people of Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties, and across…

Rep. Webber: House advances emergency funding to combat coronavirus

State Rep. Michael Webber this week voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to combat the spread of coronavirus in Michigan, restore support for tourism, and promote job growth. The budget measures go beyond funding restorations to address evolving challenges such as coronavirus in Michigan. A total of $25 million will assist in virus…

Rep. Wakeman joins Michigan House in restoring millions for Pure Michigan, Going PRO

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman this week voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to restore support for tourism and promote job growth across Michigan. The emergency budget measures approved by the House partially restore funding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed for Pure Michigan and Going PRO. Both programs were on the verge of collapsing because…

Rep. Griffin: House advances emergency budget plan benefiting Southwest Michigan communities

State Rep. Beth Griffin this week voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to restore support for tourism, job growth across the state and provide special funding to various programs benefiting Southwest Michigan families. The emergency budget measures overwhelmingly approved by the House partially restore funding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed for Pure Michigan and…

Rep. Paquette proposes plan to streamline application process for absentee voters

House Election of Ethics Committee approves measure State Rep. Brad Paquette is spearheading a plan to give local election clerks the option to send out absentee ballot applications that allow voters to request ballots for all elections in a calendar year. Paquette, of Niles, said it makes sense to allow local clerks to determine the…