McCready, Kesto invite residents to attend Senior Brigade forum on July 29

Residents of the 39th and 40th House Districts are encouraged to attend a Senior Brigade presentation by the Michigan Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division on Monday, July 29. The event is hosted by state Reps. Mike McCready and Klint Kesto and will take place at the West Bloomfield Public Library from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The library’s…

Residents invited to natural resources forum

Pettalia welcomes House committee chair for July 25 town hall  Area residents can provide feedback and input on Michigan’s natural resources management policies at a Thursday, July 25 town hall meeting in Alpena with state Reps. Peter Pettalia and Andrea LaFontaine, chair of the House Natural Resources Committee. The 6 p.m. meeting is at the…

Rep. Lyons plans office hours in Lowell

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons today announced she will sponsor office hours on Monday, July 29 in Lowell. Lyons invites residents to meet with her from 9 to 11 a.m. at Keiser’s Kitchen in downtown Lowell, 700 E. Main St. “I encourage area residents to stop by my office hours if they’d like to talk…

Genetski announces July office hours

Allegan County residents will have two opportunities in July to meet with state Rep. Bob Genetski to talk face-to-face about state government issues or concerns. The lawmaker has scheduled office hours in Pullman on July 27 and Hopkins on July 31. “No appointment is necessary and I welcome everyone to come in for a talk,”…

Common Core subcommittee slated to meet Tuesday

State Rep. Dave Pagel today announced a special bipartisan subcommittee will meet in Lansing for the first time on Tuesday, July 16 to discuss whether the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) should continue to be implemented in Michigan. The House Education Subcommittee on Common Core Standards, chaired by Rep. Tim Kelly, is slated to hear…

Rep. Foster announces local office hours for residents

State Rep. Frank Foster, R-Petoskey, will be available for office hours on Tuesday, July 16 in Petoskey to talk with area residents. “Ongoing office hours throughout the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan are essential to make sure all voices are heard,” Foster said.  “I encourage people to stop by to express a concern or viewpoint. …

McMillin to host July office hours

State Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, has announced upcoming in-district office hours for the month of July. McMillin invites residents to meet with him at the Older Persons Commission from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, July 15 to discuss state and local issues of interest. The Older Persons Commission is located at 650 Letica…

New subcommittee to meet next week to discuss Common Core standards

A special bipartisan legislative subcommittee led by state Rep. Tim Kelly will meet for the first time on Tuesday, July 16 in Lansing to begin deliberations on how Michigan should move forward with the controversial Common Core State Standards Initiative. The House Education Subcommittee on Common Core Standards, chaired by Kelly, will hear testimony from…

Speaker Bolger appoints Brock A. Swartzle as House Majority Counsel

Contact: Ari Adler aadler@house.mi.gov 517-373-1386 LANSING — Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, today announced the appointment of Brock A. Swartzle as House Majority Counsel. Swartzle, of Okemos, has been a partner at Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn LLP since 2009. He was an associate at the firm from 2002 to 2005 and served…

Outman schedules July office hours

State Rep. Rick Outman will meet with residents and answer questions about state and local government during office hours in Howard City on Thursday, July 25. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said the informal gathering will take place at the Dairy Bear, 434 Ensley St., from noon to 1 p.m. “July is Agriculture/Dairy Month, and I thought…

With tough decisions, GOP lawmakers put MI on path for better future

By Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall Why won’t politicians tackle tough issues? Why won’t the legislature look long term? Why does government take the easy route? Looking only at current public discourse, it’s easy to understand why those questions are asked. But now is a different time in Michigan’s Capitol. Over the past…

Pscholka announces July district office hours tour

State Rep. Al Pscholka today announced he will be traveling across the 79th state House district next week to meet with residents, hosting office hours in five locations over a two-day period. Local residents will have the opportunity to meet with Pscholka, R-Stevensville, to ask him questions and discuss state and local issues. Residents can…