Rep. Lauwers urges area students to take part in program design contest

Winner will have art appear on State of the State document   State Rep. Dan Lauwers today encouraged high school-, middle school- and elementary school-aged students to submit artwork for a contest to design the cover of the 2016 Michigan State of the State program. Rep. Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, said Gov. Rick Snyder is conducting…

State of the State program cover contest announced

Students in the 51st House District have a chance to compete with other students across Michigan from elementary to high school for a chance to meet Gov. Rick Snyder and attend the State of the State address on Jan. 19. Rep. Joseph Graves encourages the students of his district to take part in a contest…

Rep. Bizon reading at holiday story time event

Rep. John Bizon will be getting into the holiday spirit by reading the children’s book “How to Catch Santa” by Jean Reagan at the Storytime event in Battle Creek on Dec. 19. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, 5701 Beckley Road in Battle Creek. After the reading, a craft…

Rep. Chatfield announces December office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of the 107th House District to join him during local office hours for the month of December. “Since taking office in January, I am proud to have conducted office hours every month and in every county that I represent,” said Rep. Chatfield, R-Levering. “Staying accessible to people is extremely…

Rep. Hughes announces Barrier Dunes Sanctuary picked for state DNR funds

LANSING – Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, is pleased to announce that $300,000 has been set aside to fund the acquisition of approximately two acres of property adjacent to the Barrier Dunes Sanctuary township park in White River Township. The project is among the 2015 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Project recommendations announced on Friday….

Rep. Nesbitt announces grants for South Haven park projects

Plans include pier replacement, modifications   State Rep. Aric Nesbitt today announced two South Haven parks will benefit from Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) grants. Rep. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, said the project development grants are among 44 such recommendations made by the NRTF board of trustees for projects in 30 counties. The board also recommended 26…

Rep. Sheppard announces December coffee hours

Rep. Jason Sheppard, R- Temperance, invites residents of the 56th District to attend his coffee hours in December. There will be a coffee hours on Friday, December 11, at Gander’s Family Restaurant at 4219 Luna Pier Rd, Luna Pier, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and another on Friday, December 18, at Tim Horton’s at 107…

Rep. Roberts announces end-of-year office hours

State Rep. Brett Roberts invites residents from the 65th House District to meet with him for coffee and conversation this December. Rep. Roberts’ office hours will be Friday, Dec. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Breaking Bread Café, located at 115 5th St. in Michigan Center. “I’m looking forward to sitting down with…

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Rep. Price continues office hour tradition with two events scheduled for December

LANSING – Rep. Amanda Price will be continuing her monthly tradition of being available for office hour sessions during the holidays. “This month is a busy one for everybody, but I hope to meet with anyone who has questions about their state government during my two sessions in December,” said Rep. Price, R – Park…

Rep. Miller: Grant will make Dodd Park more accessible

Barrier-free fixtures will open recreational area   State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced a state grant has been recommended by the Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) to install new barrier-free fixtures at the Dodd Park Water Trail in Cass County. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said the development will make the park on the Dowagiac River more…

Rep. Glenn resolution declares Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Michigan

Midland lawmaker proud of bipartisan measure that marks father’s service Almost three-quarters of a century ago, U.S. Marine Pfc. James R. Glenn survived Japan’s surprise bombing attack on Pearl Harbor, near Honolulu, Hawaii. Now, 74 years later, his son, state Rep. Gary Glenn has the honor of adding Michigan to the nation’s 2015 remembrance of…