GM investment shows Michigan can now compete and win

Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt, today issued the following statement regarding GM’s decision to bring 450 jobs to Michigan from Mexico:   “The American economy has turned a corner, and jobs are finally coming home from overseas.  This is terrific news for American workers, and a great opportunity for states that are ready…

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Rep. Chatfield announces January office hours

State Representative Lee Chatfield invites residents of the 107th House District to join him during local office hours for the month of January.   “The most important part of my job as a state Representative is listening to and acting upon the needs and concerns of the entire district,” said Rep. Chatfield. “That’s why my…

Rep. Webber invites people to Jan. 30 in-district office hours

State Rep. Michael Webber announced his in-district coffee hours for the month of January, and encourages people in the Greater Rochester Area to join him for questions and discussion. Webber’s local office hours will take place on Monday, Jan. 30, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 37 S. Livernois Road at Walton Boulevard…

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Rep. Cole aids veterans in purchasing fishing licenses

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, visited a local transition home today to assist veterans in purchasing fishing licenses. Rep. Cole escorted veterans from Patriot Place to Jay’s Sporting Goods to purchase the licenses. State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, proudly stands alongside local veterans from Patriots Place after escorting them to purchase fishing licenses.  Local transition…

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Rep. VanSingel sworn in for first term

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, R-Grant, was sworn into office at the state Capitol on Wednesday to serve his first term as state Representative. Rep. VanSingel was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman in the House chamber. Rep. VanSingel represents the residents of Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Chief…

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Midland guests join Rep. Glenn for House swearing-in ceremony

State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, Wednesday was sworn in for his second term in the Michigan House of Representatives. Joining him for the special event were Midland County Republican Chair Cathy Leikhim and 4th Congressional District Republican Chair Judy Rapanos, both of Midland. Pictured on the House floor, from left: House Speaker Tom Leonard, Leikhim,…

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Firearm carry legislation among 12 bills submitted by Rep. Lucido

State Rep. Peter Lucido quickly started off the new 2017-18 session in the House of Representatives, submitting a four-bill package relating to “Constitutional Carry” among 12 bills of legislation during the term’s first day. The “Constitutional Carry” package will eliminate the permit requirement for carrying a concealed weapon, allow for possession and transportation of firearms,…

Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley joined State Rep. Holly Hughes, her daughter Morgan, nephew Chandler Breit, and husband Rick in the Governors’ office after Rep. Hughes took her oath of office at the Capitol Tuesday.

Rep. Hughes renews commitment to Muskegon County region

With her family by her side, state Rep. Holly Hughes took her oath of office Tuesday to represent the families and businesses of the Muskegon County. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman administered the oath while Rep. Hughes’ husband Rick, daughter Morgan and nephew Chandler Breit joined her for the Capitol ceremony. “This is…

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Rep. Kelly starts 2017-18 session, seeks Saginaw region feedback

With the beginning of the 2017-18 session today in the state House of Representatives, Rep. Tim Kelly is encouraging residents with concerns or questions pertaining to state government to attend his upcoming office hours or contact his Lansing office. Rep. Kelly’s Monday, Jan. 23, office hours are: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Frankemuth Chamber of Commerce,…