Rep. Marino votes to support lakeshore conservation and recreation

State Rep. Steve Marino voted today in favor of a plan to improve Waterfront Park in Harrison Township and to add acreage to two other Clinton Township parks. The legislation approved by the House of Representatives, with Marino’s support, includes $156,000 to remove an existing seawall at Waterfront Park along Jefferson Avenue and replace it…

Rep. Paquette supports plans to improve Grand Beach Nature Preserve

State Rep. Brad Paquette voted this week in favor of a plan to expand the Grand Beach Nature Preserve. The legislation approved by the House, with Paquette’s support, includes $2.4 million to acquire an additional 42 acres for the Grand Beach Nature Preserve and develop the land to include a non-motorized trail system. “We’re incredibly…

Hoitenga: Time’s up on switching our clocks

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today introduced a bill to eliminate the twice-yearly time change in Michigan. “Time change has been a nuisance to workers and students across Michigan for decades,” Hoitenga said. “The practice is antiquated and impractical, serving no real purpose. It’s time we put an end to it.” Hoitenga went on,…

Kahle legislation allows for best possible end-of-life care practices

Legislator’s plan allows hospices to properly manage pain for patients State Rep. Bronna Kahle today delivered testimony before the House Health Policy Committee on her legislation protecting the ability of hospices to promptly care for and manage patients with dignity during the last days of life. She was joined by Amy Francoeur, Director of Patient…

LaFave: Plan to save Menominee County judgeship passes House unanimously

State Rep. Beau LaFave today praised his colleagues in the House for unanimously approving a plan to save the 95-A District Court judgeship in Menominee County from elimination. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the legislation would reverse the 2012 action to eliminate the position, which is slated to take effect March 31 of this year….

Rep. Webber: Michigan should ditch the sidelines, legalize fantasy sports

Broad legislative package prioritizes consumer protections To install critical consumer protections in a rapidly growing industry, state Rep. Michael Webber today helped introduce a broad plan legalizing the participation of fantasy sports contests in Michigan. Webber’s legislation is part of a wide-ranging bipartisan plan updating the way gaming is conducted and regulated statewide. Michigan law…

Rep. LaFave votes to bolster Upper Peninsula recreational opportunities

Proposal includes three development initiatives in Delta County State Rep. Beau LaFave today voted in favor of a plan to complete three separate Delta County construction projects as part of wide-ranging legislation advancing through the Michigan House. LaFave helped secure funds to establish the Rapid River Falls campground and renovate the A. Gene Gazlay Visitor…

Reps. Reilly, Webber cast votes to enhance recreational opportunities statewide

Proposal includes developments in Oakland County Oakland County state lawmakers Reps. John Reilly and Michael Webber today voted in favor of a plan allocating funds for two separate developments of the Paint Creek Trail as part of wide-ranging legislation advancing through the Michigan House. Webber and Reilly helped secure $228,400 to develop the Northern Trailhead…

Rep. Cole votes to expand recreational opportunities across Michigan

Proposal includes acquisition of land on Garden Island State Rep. Triston Cole voted today for a plan to support outdoor recreation and natural resource protection projects across Michigan. The legislation includes $240,000 to acquire 58 acres of land on Garden Island in northern Lake Michigan. “Garden Island is one of our state’s many precious natural…

Reps. Reilly, Webber cast votes to enhance recreational opportunities statewide

Proposal includes developments in Oakland County Oakland County state lawmakers Reps. John Reilly and Michael Webber today voted in favor of a plan allocating funds for two separate developments of the Paint Creek Trail as part of wide-ranging legislation advancing through the Michigan House. Webber and Reilly helped secure $228,400 to develop the Northern Trailhead…

Michigan House approves Rep. Green’s legislation benefiting outdoor recreation projects

The Michigan House today approved State Rep. Phil Green’s legislation to support outdoor recreation and natural resource protection projects across the state. The vote is a key step toward final approval of Green’s measure providing $26 million for 34 recreational development projects and 30 land acquisition projects statewide, including one in Huron County. The money…