Rep. Sheppard continues ‘Sit Down with Sheppard’ in August

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his August in-district office hours. The times and locations are as follows: Monday, Aug. 6 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Dena’s Family Restaurant, 15391 S Dixie Hwy in Monroe; Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m….

Rep. LaSata to host consumer education seminar

State Rep. Kim LaSata is reminding Berrien County residents about her scheduled consumer education seminar tomorrow, Aug. 3.  The seminar will be hosted in partnership with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to educate residents on identity theft. The forum will feature information on protection against identity theft and what steps to take in the event…

Rep. Iden statement on trace PFAS detection in Portage water

State Rep. Brandt Iden of Oshtemo Township today issued the following statement in regard to traces of PFAS contamination identified in the Portage water system: “I am closely monitoring the situation in Portage and keeping up-to-date on continued efforts to address the trace PFAS contamination found in our community. “The levels of contamination detected in…

Rep. Yaroch backs plan to prevent future PFAS contamination

A plan introduced by State Reps. Sue Allor and Jeff Yaroch earlier this year would create stricter regulations regarding the use of firefighting foams containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Michigan. Yaroch, of Richmond, said fire-suppressing foams containing PFAS have been used for decades but research now shows the chemical contaminants easily transfer through…

Rep. Rendon: 2017-18 Families, Children, and Seniors Committee accomplishments

As chair of the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee, I have worked with members on both sides of the aisle to prioritize legislation that makes life better for Michiganders. We are working together to get things done. We have set clear priorities and have created solutions to better protect our neighborhoods and communities. Throughout…

Rep. Kahle encourages residents to think local during Buy Michigan Week

Buy Michigan Week – which runs through Aug. 5 – is a great opportunity to buy locally and support Lenawee County, state Rep. Bronna Kahle said today. “Buying products made right here in Michigan, especially Lenawee County, is a fantastic way to create jobs and support our friends and neighbors,” said Rep. Kahle, of Adrian….

Rep. Johnson announces August office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Thursday, August 9, 2018 Kent County Bob Evans 6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Gaines 9:00 am – 10:00 am Allegan County Tujax Tu on Gun Lake 11 126th Ave. in Wayland 11:00 am – Noon “Open and…

Rep. Whiteford: Michigan vigilant in identifying, combating PFAS contamination

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today said the state must continue to take proactive action to identify and address chemical contamination in Michigan. Whiteford, of Casco Township, said Michigan’s vigilance on the issue is what led to the recent identification of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water in Parchment and Cooper Township in Kalamazoo…

Rep. Kahle invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Bronna Kahle invites Lenawee County residents to join her for office hours on Friday, Aug. 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lenawee District Library, 4459 W. U.S. 223 in Adrian. “I am grateful for the opportunity to connect with people in our community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Kahle…

LaFave: If it’s illegal with $20, it should be with Bitcoin as well

Legislator: Michigan law has to be updated to 2018 standards State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today announced he has introduced legislation to update current state law to include cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, when pertaining to items of value used in criminal acts. “Anyone in my district knows value is often measured beyond money,”…

Rep. Hoitenga tours specialized Cadillac-based manufacturer

Legislator: AAR’s military contracts prove demand for skilled workforce State Rep. Michele Hoitenga on Monday participated in a tour and roundtable discussion at AAR Mobility Systems of Cadillac, receiving updates on the importance of limiting regulatory red tape for the specialized manufacturer. “What AAR Mobility Systems is doing, especially with its U.S. military contracts, is…