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…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Noble on Aug. 13

State Rep. Jeff Noble will host an open office hour on Monday, Aug. 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Northville District Library located at 212 W. Cady St. in Northville. “I always look forward to connecting with members of the community at my monthly office hours,” Rep. Noble said. “Meeting residents and discussing…

Rep. Iden: Think local during Buy Michigan Week

State Rep. Brandt Iden, of Oshtemo Township, today encouraged residents in Kalamazoo County to consider buying locally made products and local services during Buy Michigan Week, which runs through Aug. 5. Purchasing goods and services from local companies has a positive ripple effect on the region, encouraging small business growth and more job opportunities while…

Rep. Hauck invites residents to think local during Buy Michigan Week

Legislator: Local business serves as key cog of state’s economy State Rep. Roger Hauck today encouraged residents in Isabella and Midland Counties to consider buying locally made products and services during Buy Michigan Week – running through Aug. 5. Purchasing goods and services locally creates a positive impact on a region through small business growth,…

Rep. Noble encourages communities to support local businesses during Buy Michigan Week

State Rep. Jeff Noble today encouraged residents to participate in an ongoing week-long event that emphasizes buying Michigan-made products. Noble noted the continued importance of supporting small businesses and how their success will only strengthen Michigan’s economy while creating job and career opportunities. “Purchasing goods and services here in Michigan leads to stronger communities and…

Rep. LaFave calls for support of local businesses during Buy Michigan week

State Rep. Beau LaFave today encouraged local residents to consider buying locally made products and services during Buy Michigan Week – set for Saturday, July 28-Sunday, Aug. 5. Purchasing goods and services locally leads to a ripple effect on the region that promotes small business growth, creates more jobs and strengthens state and local economies….

Rep. Frederick part of local delegation to discuss Project TIM in Washington, D.C.

Local officials urge support for major industrial development   State Rep. Ben Frederick helped represent Shiawassee County at a meeting with White House officials on June 26 to discuss efforts to bring jobs to the region.  Also representing the area were Congressman John Moolenaar, Dr. Brian Boggs of the Durand City Council, Durand City Manager…