Rep. Hernandez Receives Guardian of Small Business Award

LANSING – Today State Representative Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) was awarded the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award by Michigan Chapter President Charlie Owens. Hernandez, a freshman legislator who was named the “most conservative” member of the Michigan House of Representatives for 2017 by MIRS news said that he is…

Rep. Sheppard schedules ‘Sit Down with Sheppard’ dates for October

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his October in-district office hours. Times and locations are as follows: Wednesday, Oct. 10: 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Gander’s Family Restaurant, 4219 Luna Pier Road in Luna Pier. Monday, Oct. 15: 8-9 a.m. at Old 23 Grill, 3168 Lewis…

Rep. Howrylak calls for annual Ukrainian Holodomor Memorial Day in Michigan

State Rep. Martin Howrylak recently introduced legislation (HB 6416) to declare November 25th of each year as the Michigan day of remembrance of the Holodomor. Furthermore, the proposed legislation would mark the period beginning on the Sunday before that day through the following Sunday as days of remembrance in Michigan in memory of the victims…

Rep. Marino invites residents to town hall meeting

State Rep. Steve Marino welcomes all to attend a town hall meeting on Monday, Oct. 8 discussing concerns over possible PFAS contamination of drinking water and the conditions of Lake St. Clair. “The safety of our drinking water and preservation of our lakes and rivers is a high priority of mine as your state legislator,”…

Rep. Johnson announces October office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Wayland 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Kent County Bob Evans 6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Gaines Twp. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. “Open and honest communication with residents…

Rep. Farrington supports state grant awarded to AGS Automotive Systems in Sterling Heights

Performance grant will create jobs for Macomb County  State Rep. Diana Farrington today announced AGS Automotive Systems, a company which has been in the automotive industry for decades, will receive a $950,000 performance grant from the state of Michigan AGS Automotive Systems has recently been awarded new programs and plans to expand its Sterling Heights…

Rep. VanSingel: Preliminary green light is the fairness needed in occupational licensing

A plan allowing people to receive advance notice of whether or not they will qualify for a state-issued occupational license was unanimously approved with bipartisan support by the Michigan House today. The plan, House Bill 6058, sponsored by state Rep. Scott VanSingel, gives people the option to apply through a state department to learn whether…

Rep. Lilly: More practical occupational licensing procedure needed at state level

The Michigan House today unanimously approved a plan authored by state Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, allowing people to receive advance notice of whether or not they will qualify for a state-issued occupational license. Under Lilly’s plan, people can apply through a state department to learn whether or not their criminal record disqualifies them…

Michigan House approves Rep. Bellino’s occupational licensing reform bill

The Michigan House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved a plan sponsored by state Rep. Joe Bellino making it easier for an individual applying for a state occupational license to have his or her application accepted based on a determination of moral character. Bellino’s legislation, House Bill 6113, is part of a bipartisan, five-bill plan to…

Rep. Hoitenga’s occupational licensing reform bill approved by Michigan House

The Michigan House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved a plan sponsored by state Rep. Michele Hoitenga making it easier for an individual applying for a state occupational license to have his or her application accepted based on a determination of his or her moral character. Hoitenga’s legislation, House Bill 6112, is part of a bipartisan,…

Cox legislation to safeguard rainy day fund passes House

The Michigan House today approved Rep. Laura Cox’s plan to protect taxpayers and preserve important public services in the state. The plan provides safeguards for state government’s savings account, often called the budget stabilization or “rainy day” fund. Cox’s legislation will prevent the fund from being depleted unless Michigan’s economy stops growing. “Michigan’s hard-working taxpayers…