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…

OPINION: A common-sense approach to funding Michigan road repairs

Residents in Genesee and Oakland counties didn’t send me to Lansing to raise their taxes. I’m well aware of Michigan’s lackluster national ranking on road quality. I have heard from residents and experienced the conditions myself – often feeling that unmistakable jolt reverberate through my vehicle. Many in our state have seen popular pictures circulating…

Rep. Hall: Auditor General to conduct expedited audit on Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

House and Senate Oversight committees request audit State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) today praised the Office of Auditor General (OAG) for scheduling an expedited follow up performance review for the Grand Rapids Home for Veteran after its June 2019 audit showed questionable accounting practices resulting in $300,000 from residents’ accounts being “severely misplaced.” The June 2019…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces July coffee hours

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently announced where he will be available to meet with Muskegon County residents during scheduled coffee hours for the month of July. “Listening to the needs and concerns of residents in my district is one of the most important aspects of my job,” Rep. VanWoerkom said. “I hope…

My first seven months as your representative

Now that I have been in office for seven months, I want to provide a short review of my work as your state representative. Being a public servant means I serve at the pleasure of my constituents, so if you ever would like to chat about what I can be doing better, please reach out….