Rep. Hoitenga votes to expand recreational opportunities statewide

Proposal includes development in Mecosta County State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today voted in favor of a plan to construct a rustic campground development in Mecosta County as part of wide-ranging legislation advancing through the Michigan House. The $50,000 included in the legislation will help build the campground at Fork Township Park, located north…

Rep. Mueller votes to expand recreational offerings statewide

Proposal includes new trail in Argentine Township State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, today voted in favor of a state plan to construct a new multi-use trail in Genesee County as part of wide-ranging land development and acquisition legislation advancing through the Michigan House. The $300,000 state project included in the legislation will help build…

Rep. Berman announces March office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming March office hours. “This is a great opportunity to directly hear your thoughts and questions about state government,” Rep. Berman said. “I’m focused on effectively representing your interests in Lansing and meeting the needs of my communities back home…

Join Rep. Bellino at his March coffee hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe invites residents of Monroe and Wayne counties to join him for his monthly coffee hours on Monday, March 18. “Some of the best ideas are generated from the members in our community,” Rep. Bellino said. “I welcome anyone with concerns, ideas or issues to join me.” Rep. Bellino will…

Join Rep. Reilly at his March coffee hours

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township invites residents to join him in Oxford and Orion Township for his monthly local coffee hours on Monday, March 18. “Talking to my neighbors and listening to their concerns about state government continues to be one of the most important parts of my job,” Rep. Reilly said. “I…

Rep. Whiteford receives Legislator of the Year Award from MPA

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Representative Mary Whiteford receives the Michigan Pharmacists Association’s Legislator of the Year award. Joining her are MPA’s Larry Wagenknecht and Deb Sopo. State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, has received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA). “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by…

Join Rep. Kahle at her March office hours

State Rep. Bronna Kahle invites Lenawee County residents to join her for local office hours on Friday, March 15. “I welcome the opportunity to connect with people and learn what matters most to them,” Rep. Kahle said. “I look forward to listening to my neighbors, addressing their concerns and continuing to work toward solutions for…

Rep. Leutheuser responds to governor’s proposed gas tax increase

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her state budget proposal: “The governor’s budget proposal is just that – a proposal.  While giving the clearest indication to date of what the governor would like a final budget to look like, it mainly serves as the beginning point…

Rep. Huizenga announces new job opportunities

State Rep. Mark Huizenga commended today an announcement of 100 new jobs soon to be created in the City of Walker thanks to an expansion by BISSELL, Inc. The company’s existing Walker headquarters will be expanded to facilitate its growing global operations. “I am excited for these new career opportunities for the hard-working people of…

Rep. Yaroch: My real roads plan that won’t break your pocketbook

We’ve finally heard the governor’s plan to fix Michigan’s roads – a ridiculous 45-cent per gallon tax increase she proposed during her budget presentation this week. There’s no way I can possibly support that plan – especially when Macomb County is a donor to the state transportation system. We pay far more in taxes and…

Rep. Bellino announces state grant for Monroe County Conservation District

State Rep. Joe Bellino today announced the awarding of a $400,000 Soil Testing to Reduce Agriculture Nutrient Delivery grant to Monroe Conservation District. This grant will assist with meeting the goals of the Michigan Domestic Action Plan to reduce total phosphorus and soluble reactive phosphorus through nutrient management and best management practices focusing on sustainable…

Paquette: Michigan roads must improve, but not on the backs of Michigan families

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Niles, issued the following statement in response to the governor’s budget presentation: “The suggestion that Michigan drivers should be forced to pay an additional 45 cents per gallon in gasoline tax is completely absurd. If implemented, our drivers will pay the highest gas taxes in the nation by a long…