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Rep. Runestad sworn in for second term

State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, was sworn in on Wednesday at the state Capitol for his second term as state Representative. Rep. Runestad was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman in the House chamber on Opening Day of the 99th Michigan Legislature. Rep. Runestad represents part of Oakland County in Highland, Milford,…

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Rep. Albert schedules local office hours Jan. 30

State Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell, today invited residents of Kent and Ionia counties to meet with him during office hours in Ada and Belding. “I’m ready to get right to work addressing issues that matter to people in our district,” Albert said. “I encourage residents to stop by during office hours and share their thoughts…

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Hauck sworn in as state representative

Representative opens office, schedules office hours State Rep. Roger Hauck was sworn into office Wednesday as the 99th Michigan Legislature convened for the first time. “I still feel honored that the people of Isabella and Midland counties put their trust in me to serve our district, and representing the interests of our area will always…

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Rep. Calley hosts photography contest for local residents

State. Rep. Julie Calley, R-Portland, today announced that she will host a photography contest for members of the Barry and Ionia county communities. “I want to showcase highlights of our community,” said Rep. Calley. “The area offers so many options: from vast fields, to historic buildings, to the picturesque, natural allure of our parks and…

Rep. Cox optimistic following revenue estimating conference

$478 million state budget surplus predicted   State Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia, chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, made the following statement after today’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, which provides the first forecast of next year’s economic outlook.  State economists revealed a prediction that the state will have a $478 million surplus in next…

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Rep. Cole sworn in for second term as state representative, adds new leadership role

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, was sworn in today at the state Capitol for his second term as state Representative for the 105th House District. Rep. Cole was also recently elected House Republican assistant majority floor leader for the 2017-2018 session in the 99th Michigan Legislature. Rep. Cole was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice…

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Rep. Iden sworn in for second term as state representative

State Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, was sworn in today at the state Capitol for his second term as state Representative for the 61st House District.Rep. Iden was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman in the House chamber on Opening Day of the 99th Michigan Legislature. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Ron Iden (father),…

Rep. Hernandez sworn in for first term

State Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron, was sworn in today at the state Capitol for his first term as state Representative for the 83rd House District. Rep. Hernandez was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman in the House chamber. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Erlinda and Ralph Meredith, Chief Justice Stephen Markman, Marilyn Meredith, Renee…

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Rep. Howrylak completes ’15-’16 term with perfect voting record

State Representative Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, kept his commitment to fully and actively represent the communities in the 41st District by participating in all 1,261 votes during the 2015-16 session. “I am humbled by the responsibilities invested in me by the citizens of Troy and Clawson,” said Rep. Howrylak. “As our community’s voice in Lansing, I…

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger takes a ceremonial oath of office on the House floor with family members, from left, nephew Eric Allen; daughter Olivia Malburg; and father Robert Hornberger.

Rep. Hornberger takes House oath of office, announces office staff and contact info

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today was joined by her family for the first session day of the Michigan House of Representatives in the 99th Michigan Legislature, which included taking ceremonial and official oaths, meeting Gov. Rick Snyder and selecting her House seat. “This is exciting, like the first day of school, and it’s such a…

State Rep. Sue Allor takes a ceremonial oath of office on the House floor from Chief Justice Stephen Markman with family members, from left: son, Brian Allor; daughter, Lindsay Babian;  husband, Pat Allor;  and daughter and son-in-law, Caitlan and Bob Mistele.

Rep. Allor takes House oath of office, announces office staff and contact info

State Rep. Sue Allor today was joined by her family for the first session day of the Michigan House of Representatives in the 99th Michigan Legislature, which included taking ceremonial and official oaths, meeting Gov. Rick Snyder and selecting her House seat. “This is an exciting day, as we are getting underway to continue working…