Rep. LaFave’s plan allowing after-hours gasoline sales advances in Michigan House

Rep. Beau LaFave’s plan allowing gas stations to leave their pumps on and accessible to customers when an attendant is not on duty is advancing in the Michigan House. House Bill 4792 was approved this week by the Ways and Means Committee. The legislation next advances to the House floor for further consideration. The common-sense…

Rep. Hauck: The Midland dam crisis must be examined by independent investigator

State Rep. Roger Hauck, of Union Township, today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to hire an independent investigator to look into the failure of the Edenville and Sanford dams, which resulted in severe flooding and devastating damage in Midland County and the surrounding area. In 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) pulled the operator’s…

Rep. Whiteford urges residents to share their COVID-19 pandemic stories

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, today announced a new website to allow the people of Michigan to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. MI COVID Story is an accessible resource for concerned residents across the state. Michigan has now lost over 5,000 people to COVID-19, and executive orders and directives…

Rep. Cole urges residents to share their experiences with COVID-19 pandemic

State Rep. Triston Cole today announced a new website to allow the people of Michigan to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. MICovidStory.com is an accessible resource for concerned residents across the state. Michigan has now lost over 5,000 people to COVID-19, and executive orders and directives from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in…

COVID-19 Committee website will allow experiences from struggling people to be heard

Chair of bipartisan select committee invites people to tell their stories on new site           A website devoted to the many stories and experiences from people across Michigan who have been impacted by decisions made during the COVID-19 outbreak has officially been launched, state Rep. Matt Hall, chairman of the Joint Select Committee on the…

Rep. Glenn calls on Whitmer to appoint independent investigator for dam failures

Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to reverse course and secure an independent investigation into the failure of the Edenville and Sanford dams, which resulted in severe flooding and devastating damage in Midland and surrounding counties. In 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) pulled the operator’s license for the Edenville…

Rep. O’Malley: More stories of withheld unemployment payments means more work to be done

Legislator: Fast remedies needed from struggling UIA for struggling people State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today welcomed concerned citizens from around the state who have been forced out of work and unable to secure needed unemployment benefits as agencies charged with overseeing claims struggle to keep up. “These are powerful stories from folks…

Rep. Lightner calls on state unemployment agency to get needed benefits to out-of-work people

Legislator says residents are struggling to get claims fulfilled State Rep. Sarah Lightner, of Springport, today invited residents from her House district encompassing Eaton, Jackson and Lenawee counties to speak before Michigan legislators on issues they’ve experienced securing needed unemployment benefits. The Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic has been tasked with looking into…

Rep. Kahle champions plan to better protect vulnerable children from abuse

Representative Bronna Kahle today testified before the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee in support of her plan enhancing criminal penalties for perpetrators convicted of abusing vulnerable children, especially those who are nonverbal. Kahle, of Adrian, began working on the legislation after an abuse case at a local autism facility revealed deficiencies in Michigan’s law….

Chair Hernandez: Governor continues to damage credibility with the people of Michigan

Rep. Shane Hernandez – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – today issued a statement about the state budget and interaction with the governor’s office: “At a time when the relationship between the governor and Legislature is critical due to the looming budget crisis, the governor has continued to damage her credibility with the…

Rep. Lower, wife Kristen welcome birth of third child

State Rep. James Lower of Greenville and his wife Kristen welcomed their third child to the family today. Weston David Lower was born at 10:30 a.m. on May 27, weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces. “Everyone is happy and healthy. We are extremely thankful for this new blessing,” Rep. Lower said. “We can’t wait to introduce…