Rep. Farrington announces December office hours

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica encourages residents to join her for local office hours to share ideas, discuss current legislation and address concerns with state government. “The best ideas to improve our state come directly from the hard-working members of our communities,” Farrington said. “I will continue to work and listen to you so…

Rep. Afendoulis invites residents to November office hours

State Rep. Chris Afendoulis today announced his upcoming office hours for the month of November. “Office hours are the best way for people to express their questions or concerns about state government,” Afendoulis said. “I encourage everyone to attend my office hours.” Rep. Afendoulis will be available at the following time and location: Tuesday, Nov….

Rep. Kahle recognizes caregivers during Family Caregivers Month

Resolution designates November as Family Caregivers Month State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian presented resolutions thanking family caregivers during Family Caregivers Month. Kahle visited Daybreak Adult Day Services in Adrian and met with Director Tammy Jewell and local families to recognize the dedicated residents who ensure the health and well-being of beloved family members. “Taking…

Rep. Frederick introduces resolution declaring Nov. 13-19 as Apprenticeship Week

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso recently introduced House Resolution 202 declaring Nov. 13-19 as Apprenticeship Week in the state of Michigan. As chair of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee, Frederick highlighted Michigan as a nationwide leader in the number of apprenticeship programs available. Also pictured is Rep. Leslie Love, a vice chair…

New treatment forms aim to improve end-of-life patient care

A bill sponsored by state Rep. Laura Cox requiring the development of a standardized Physician Ordered Scope of Treatment (POST) form has been signed into law by the governor. A POST form is an advance care planning tool designed to ensure people forced to make difficult end-of-life medical treatment choices are given the respect they…

Rep. Wentworth announces November, December office hours

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of the 97th District will host office hours in November and December for residents of Arenac, Gladwin, Clare and Osceola counties. “Having office hours has been a very important aspect of serving the people,” Rep. Wentworth said. “I look forward to ending the year as strongly as I started it by…

Rep. Frederick announces November office hours schedule

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso announced his monthly in-district office hours for Monday, Nov. 20 at the following times and locations: 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Shiawassee District Library, 502 W. Main St. in Owosso; and 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Merrill District Library, 321 W. Saginaw St. in Merrill. “I am…

Rep. Noble testifies on his bill to help protect vulnerable patients

Measure requires consent before ending life-sustaining treatment State Rep. Jeff Noble today testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of his legislation requiring a physician to obtain consent before withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment. Earlier this year, Kansas enacted a measure called Simon’s Law after the parents of a seriously ill…