Rep. Whiteford invites residents to town hall meeting on road funding

State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township will co-host a town hall meeting with Rep. Bradley Slagh of Zeeland on Monday, August 19 to provide an update on the recently passed auto insurance reform legislation and hold a larger discussion on road funding. “The House recently passed a bipartisan solution to reform our state’s broken…

Michigan House, Senate agriculture committees to hold special joint hearing at MSU: ‘Ag challenges of today – How they affect you tomorrow’

Rep. Julie Alexander, chair of the House Committee on Agriculture, and Sen. Kevin Daley, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, will host a joint hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Michigan State University to listen to the concerns of farmers and agricultural stakeholders as the industry navigates a difficult time. Michigan’s current growing season…

Rep. Filler sets August coffee hours

State Rep. Graham Filler has announced his next set of local coffee hours will be held Friday, August 9 at the following times and locations: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Big Boy, 1408 Old U.S. 27 in St. Johns; and 10 to 11 a.m. at Hearthstone Oven Bakery and Café, 126 S. Pine River St….

Rep. Wendzel announces MDARD Regional Food System grant

State Rep. Pauline Wendzel today announced that Lazy Ballerina Winery of St. Joseph has been selected as a recipient of a Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development grant.  Their project will be awarded funds under the competitive Value Added and Regional Food System Grant Program.  Lazy Ballerina was one of the twenty projects that received…

Rep. Green: Caro Center is on path to closure under governor’s plan

State Rep. Phil Green, of Millington, issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services announced today that there would be no expansion or improvement at the Caro Center in Tuscola County: “The governor’s plan, whether she acknowledges it or not, is a back door closure of the Caro Center. The point…

Rep. Johnson announces August office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours:   Monday, August 5th Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Rd. SE in Kentwood 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. “Open and honest communication…

Berman: End the shell game by sending all fuel taxes to the roads

Any Michigan family knows the best way to stay on top of your budget and pay for the things you need is to keep it simple. That’s why with this state budget, the House of Representatives took the initiative to ensure that every tax dollar paid at the gas pump goes toward fixing our roads….

Restoring the original promise of the 2nd Amendment in Michigan

By State Rep. Steven Johnson of Wayland Today, more than ever – as big government and power-hungry politicians continue to jeopardize our most basic rights – it’s vital that Michigan residents are able to protect themselves and their families. The right to “keep and bear arms” for self-defense is not a privilege afforded by local…

Rep. Afendoulis: Only state, U.S. flags should fly above government buildings

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis has introduced a plan to ensure only government flags can fly outside state buildings in Michigan. Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, said it is inappropriate to display flags supporting social movements on property owned by state government. “We shouldn’t be playing identity politics with the people’s property,” Afendoulis said. “It isn’t…

Rep. Mueller: Bipartisan jail reform initiative now underway

Special task force holds first meeting in Detroit State Rep. Mike Mueller on Wednesday took part in the first meeting of a special panel tasked with expanding alternatives to jail, safely reducing jail admissions and length of stay, and improving the front-end effectiveness of Michigan’s criminal justice system. Mueller, a retired sheriff’s deputy, said he…

Representative Ann Bollin awarded fellowship to attend Midwestern leadership institute

(Lombard, Ill.) July 24, 2019  — Representative Ann Bollin of Brighton Township was among 37 select lawmakers chosen to participate in a training program that annually identifies and assists promising state leaders in the Midwest. Rep. Bollin will meet with fellow lawmakers from Michigan and 10 other Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces on August…