May 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Hello and welcome to my May e-newsletter! Over the last month, the Legislature has been working diligently on a variety of policy issues and the state budget. I’d like to spend a few minutes providing you with a brief update from our state capital. I hope you find this information helpful as you…

Rep. Allor: Federal government must pay to secure safe drinking water for Oscoda families

State Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine today demanded the federal government immediately pay for costs associated with the water safety problem affecting families who live near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda. “The federal government caused this problem by using toxic chemicals at Wurtsmith, so they must take responsibility and help our families…

   

Rep. Lauwers announces June in-district office hours

State Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township today announced he will host in-district office hours in St. Clair County on Monday, June 19 at the following time and location: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Louie’s Family Restaurant, 560 N. Main St. in Capac. “Meeting with residents in my community is a top priority of mine….

Rep. Kahle invites residents to in-district office hours

  State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian invites Lenawee County residents to join her for office hours on Friday, May 26 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Village Inn, 121 W. Main St., in Morenci. “I‘m excited for the opportunity to connect with the people in our community and hear what matters most to…

Rep. LaSata plans local May and June office hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata would like to invite residents of Berrien County to her scheduled office hours for May and June. “Being accessible is a top priority for me,” LaSata said. “These local office hours give me a chance to meet with people to learn what matters most to them.” The office hours take place…

Rep. Allor bill helps pay for sexual assault examinations

State Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine today testified in the House Michigan Families, Children and Seniors Committee in support of her bill that expands state payment to health care providers for sexual assault exams. The cost of providing these services to victims of sexual assaults has increased and many health care providers have become financially…

Rep. Farrington bill makes medical sexual assault examinations more affordable

State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica today testified in the House Michigan Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of her bill to help assault victims by making medical forensic examinations more affordable. “Providing these medical examinations for sexual assault victims is necessary to ensure their mental and physical health,” Farrington said. “These victims should…

Rep. Whiteford legislation to help reform insurance assigned claims

State Rep. Mary Whiteford has introduced legislation to reform claims through the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP) and testified in support of her bill in the House Insurance Committee today. Specifically, Whiteford’s bill clarifies the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility (MAIPF)’s claims process, refining the organization’s function regarding eligibility and review of a claim. “There…

House passes Rep. Hernandez bill allowing charitable fundraising on public roads

‘Fill the boot’ bill now moves to the Senate The Michigan House of Representatives passed legislation today authored by state Rep. Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) which will allow charitable and civic organizations to solicit funds on and near Michigan roadways.  House Bill 4160 passed with strong bipartisan support. “Groups like the Lions Club of Michigan…