Rep. Kahle invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Clinton invites Lenawee County residents to join her for office hours on Friday, March 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library located at 407 S. Lane St. in Blissfield. “I‘m excited for the opportunity to connect with people, to learn more about what matters most to…

Allegan ESA superintendent testifies for Rep. Whiteford bill

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford was joined by William Brown, superintendent of the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency, in testifying before the House Education Reform Committee today. Whiteford, of Casco Township, and Brown spoke in support of legislation which will allow local school districts to find the best qualified teachers for special education programs…

Rep. Vaupel legislation protects birth mothers, newborns

State Rep. Hank Vaupel today delivered testimony before the House Health Policy Committee regarding a bill he sponsored to help facilitate safe delivery of newborns who are surrendered to the state by their birth mothers. Rep. Vaupel, who chairs the Health Policy Committee, says additional measures must be taken to protect the anonymity of birth…

Crawford bill protects pharmacists, deters opioid overdose

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi introduced a bill Wednesday to allow pharmacists to use their professional judgment to refuse a prescription for a controlled substance. Many pharmacists have expressed they often believe that certain prescriptions were not written in good faith, or filled without a legitimate medical purpose, but do not refuse the prescription…

Rep. Hughes hosts joint meeting of Tourism and Agriculture Committees

State Rep. Holly Hughes, of Montague, chaired a joint committee of the House Tourism and Recreation Committee and Agriculture Committee on Wednesday. Hughes, along with Agriculture Committee Chair Rep. Tom Barrett, of Potterville, welcomed presenters from various industries related to the cross economic ties between agriculture and tourism, including the Michigan Brewers Guild, Michigan Wine…

Updated information for trucks providing wildfire relief aid

Last week our office confirmed that Indiana, Illinois and Missouri have agreed to waive permit fees for Michigan farm trucks providing relief to the Texas panhandle region 1.1 million acre wildfire disaster. Subsequently our office has learned that Indiana is now streamlining and simplifying the process. We are pleased to have assisted in reaching these…

Rep. Hughes receives Energy Freedom Award

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague has been awarded the 2017 Energy Freedom Award by Constellation Energy. The Energy Freedom Award was presented to Rep. Hughes for her work on energy bills that were passed last term, which preserves the current electric choice market, protects ratepayers and eliminated proposed fees for customers. “Protecting residents from…

House unanimous in supporting Rep. Kahle’s human trafficking victim legislation

The Michigan House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation from state Rep. Bronna Kahle, which expands “safe harbor” protections to victims of human trafficking. House Bill 4219 will enact a recommendation of the Human Trafficking Commission by updating the deferred sentencing laws regarding human trafficking to protect more victims from criminal prosecution. “Victims of human trafficking…

Rep. Brann invites residents to office hours

State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming invites the people of Byron Township and the City of Wyoming to attend his local office hours on Monday, April 3. Office hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting. “I want to hear from people on what issues they agree or…

Rep. Cole’s CPL photo legislation approved by House

Bill allows Secretary of State to share photographs with Michigan State Police State Rep. Triston Cole’s bill to clarify that the Secretary of State can share driver’s license photos with the Michigan State Police for concealed weapons permits received bipartisan support when the House approved it this week. “This is just common sense. People applying…

Rep. Farrington welcomes local student to the Capitol

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica today welcomed Gurjiwan Chahal to the Capitol to receive a special tribute for his leadership and academic accomplishments. Chahal received an appointment to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point after graduation, where he will continue his studies. A senior at Utica High School, Chahal also attends…