Kalamazoo County Sheriff, Rep. Iden speak before Law and Justice Committee

Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard C. Fuller III joined state Rep. Brandt Iden in testifying before the House Law and Justice Committee on legislation that would increase protections to officers during the transportation or housing of individuals under arrest or incarcerated. The bill would make it punishable by up to four years of imprisonment and a…

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Rep. Brann calls jobs training crucial to the region’s future

State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, stood with his fellow Republican representatives at the Capitol Thursday as the 2017-18 House Republicans Action Plan was announced during a news conference. Rep. Brann enjoyed being a part of the special policy committee that had a hand in creating the Action Plan, which details the key areas to…

Representative García honors Vanderbilt Charter Academy for 20 years in education

State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, helped celebrate Vanderbilt Charter Academy’s 20 years providing exceptional education to the Holland region with a State of Michigan Tribute today. “To achieve its lofty goals, an institution like Vanderbilt Charter Academy must be focused and unified,” García said in the tribute. “Vanderbilt Charter Academy has attained its…

Rep. Iden: Action plan’s emphasis on voc ed is crucial

Increased focus on vocational education and jobs training stood out to state Rep. Brandt Iden, of Oshtemo, during a news conference to announce the release of the 2017-18 House of Representatives’ Action Plan Thursday at the Capitol. “Vocational training is paramount to training the next generation of workers in Michigan,” Iden said. “There’s a growing…

McCready, colleagues reveal priorities for 2017-18

State Rep. Mike McCready, of Bloomfield Hills, today praised the new House Republican Action Plan, which outlines key principles and priorities that will guide the House over the next two years. McCready said he’s particularly pleased that the plan focuses on improving roads and bridges, investing in classrooms and career and technical education, and increasing…

Hoitenga, colleagues reveal priorities for 2017-18

Action Plan addresses broadband access, road and bridge improvements State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, joined her colleagues Thursday for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide the House over the next two years. Hoitenga said the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan represents the best way forward for Michigan’s continued recovery….

Rep. Glenn sets hearing on protecting homeowners from ‘smart meter’ fees

Michigan homeowners could reject the installation of ‘smart meters’ with no charge under bipartisan legislation introduced this week by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland. Among the 17 co-sponsors are four Democrats, including Rep. Rose Mary Robinson of Detroit. The bill will be the subject of a public hearing this Tuesday in the House Energy Policy Committee,…

Rep. Lower announces offices hours across Montcalm, Gratiot counties

State Rep. Jim Lower, of Cedar Lake, has set his office hours schedule for February, March, April and May to give the residents of Montcalm and Gratiot counties plenty of opportunities to connect with their state government. “I’m working as a representative of my neighbors, so it’s incredibly important to make certain everyone has the…

Rep. Webber hosts February office hours in Rochester Hills

State Rep. Michael Webber, of Rochester Hills, invites people to join him for in-district office hours on Monday, Feb. 27. Webber will answer questions and listen to concerns about state government from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Panera Bread at 2921 S. Rochester Road in Rochester Hills, No appointment is necessary and there is…

Sheppard: Action Plan focuses on lowering cost of auto insurance

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today praised the new House Republican Action Plan’s focus on lowering the cost of auto insurance in Michigan. “Under the current no-fault insurance system, Michigan drivers have some of the highest premiums in the United States,” Sheppard said. “The people in my district know this too well, with Ohio…

Calley applauds House Republican Action Plan

Michigan House Republicans released their Action Plan for the 2017-2018 session today, entitled “The Best Way Forward: Common-sense Leadership for the People of Michigan.” It highlighted key areas of focus for this legislative term. “Our state has made tremendous strides in recent years, and I look forward to continued progress,” said Rep. Julie Calley of…