Fight to lower car insurance costs in Michigan must continue

By State Rep. Jeff Noble Another painful reminder that we must reform Michigan’s car insurance system will soon be reflected on our bills. The mandatory annual fee we pay to cover catastrophic medical claims through our car insurance will rise to $192 per vehicle on July 1 – a 13-percent increase underscoring everything that’s wrong…

Canfield: DHHS budget clears appropriations subcommittee

Funding increases for opioid research, physician access State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, has announced the committee has finalized its budget recommendations. Canfield said he’s especially pleased that the agreed upon budget proposal includes increased funding to enhance opioid testing. With Michigan’s steadily increasing…

Rep. Wentworth announces system to improve school safety across Michigan

State Rep. Jason Wentworth today announced the centerpiece of a new plan to improve school safety in Michigan. Wentworth proposes creating a safe schools commission to review safety procedures in Michigan schools and provide resources to make security improvements in local districts across the state. Legislation connected to the plan is expected to be introduced…

Rep. Leutheuser welcomes Bronson athletes to state Capitol

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser welcomed the Bronson High School bowling team to the Capitol on Thursday. He was thrilled to meet with the students and escort them to the House chamber where they were recognized as the Division 4 bowling champions. “It was a privilege to have these young athletes join me at the Capitol,”…

Rep. Vaupel welcomes state champion hockey team to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville welcomed the Hartland High School hockey team to the Capitol on Thursday. The Hartland Eagles won the 2018 state championship, and Rep. Vaupel recognized their achievement with a state tribute.

Following reports of Line 5 damage, Allor says ‘Shut it down!’

State Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine issued the following statement today following the recent damage to Line 5 under the Straits of Mackinac: “The reports this week of damage to Line 5 are deeply concerning. Even more concerning is the fact that Enbridge continues to pump oil through the damaged pipeline. Enbridge officials claim the…

Rep. Whiteford plans consumer education forum on identity theft

State Rep. Mary Whiteford has scheduled a consumer education event 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 you become a victim of this crime. “As technology continues to become more…

Rep. Whiteford plans consumer education forum on identity theft

State Rep. Mary Whiteford has scheduled a consumer education event 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 you become a victim of this crime. “As technology continues to become more…

Whiteford bill sets standards for invasive medical treatments

Plan is part of House bill package in response to Larry Nassar scandal State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, has introduced legislation to set standards for sensitive medical procedures while expanding record retention requirements for such examinations in order to protect patients. The bill is part of a 17-bill reform plan developed following the…

Medical licenses may be revoked under Rep. Noble plan

Legislation is part of House package in response to the Larry Nassar scandal Doctors who are convicted of sexually abusing a patient under the guise of a medical procedure will automatically lose their professional license under legislation introduced by state Rep. Jeff Noble. The bill is part of a bipartisan 17-bill reform plan developed following…

Theis bill sets consent requirements for invasive medical procedures

Plan is part of House package in response to the Larry Nassar scandal Minors will be protected from undergoing invasive medical procedures without specific and informed consent under legislation submitted by state Rep. Lana Theis. The bill is part of a bipartisan 17-bill reform plan developed following the House’s inquiry into the recent Larry Nassar…