Rep. Potvin looks to increase number of allowed snow days for Michigan schools

State Rep. Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac, has introduced a bill that would increase the number of allowable snow days for Michigan schools to prevent students from having to make up extra days in the summer. Potvin, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Education, said it is about keeping Michigan students safe and…

Free fishing weekend approaches, Rep. Price encourages local residents to participate

State Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, encourages area residents to participate in Michigan’s annual free fishing weekend on Feb. 14 and 15. Initiated in 1994 by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, this annual event waives all fishing licensing fees for two days. State residents and out-of-state tourists alike are invited to explore Michigan and…

Runestad encourages to take advantage of free fishing weekend  

State Rep. Jim Runestad is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the Pure Michigan outdoors during free fishing weekend, Feb. 14 and 15. Runestad, R-White Lake Township, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees during the weekend so residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on lakes and…

García, McCready sponsor wage garnishment reform package

Important employee, employer protections offered The House Committee on Commerce and Trade today unanimously approved a two-bill package to strengthen Michigan’s economy by eliminating bureaucratic red tape regarding the state’s wage garnishment laws, announced state Reps. Daniela García and Mike McCready. House Bill 4119, sponsored by García, provides comprehensive reform intended to reduce administrative burdens…

Outman encourages families to enjoy winter fun during free fishing weekend

Lawmaker: Go outside and play in the cold   State Rep. Rick Outman today urged families to take advantage of Michigan’s  magnificent winter natural resources during free fishing weekend, Feb. 14 and 15. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees during the weekend so residents and…

Barrett urges people to drop a line during free fishing weekend

Natural resources overflow in Eaton County   State Rep. Tom Barrett today encouraged families to take advantage of the Pure Michigan resources in Eaton County during free fishing weekend, Feb. 14 and 15. Barrett, R-Potterville, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees during the weekend so residents and out-of-state…

Miller urges people to enjoy winter angling during free fishing weekend

St. Joseph, Cass counties teem with opportunities   State Rep. Aaron Miller today encouraged residents of St. Joseph and Cass counties to take advantage of the magnificent winter natural resources during free fishing weekend, Feb. 14 and 15. Miller, R-Sturgis, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees during the…

Rep. Cole hosts transportation town hall for northern Michigan residents

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona invites residents of northern Michigan to attend a Feb. 27 local town hall meeting in Elk Rapids on transportation issues. Cole will provide information on the May ballot proposal for road funding with special guest state Rep. Ray Franz of Onekama. “I have been getting a lot of questions…

Lauwers encourages residents to enjoy winter fun during free fishing weekend

Lawmaker: Pure Michigan opportunities abound   State Rep. Dan Lauwers today encouraged families to take advantage of Michigan’s fabulous frozen natural resources during free fishing weekend, Feb. 14 and 15. Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources waives all fishing license fees during the weekend so residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy…

Rep. Muxlow: Port Huron could receive state funding for Lakeside Park

State Rep. Paul Muxlow of Brown City voted to approve House Bill 4078 on Thursday, which will authorize the city of Port Huron to receive a potential $295,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to redevelop Lakeside Park. “The MNTRF projects help safeguard our pristine Michigan lakes, land, forests and wildlife for generations…

House approves funds to enhance Grand Traverse County park

Inman votes to distribute trust fund dollars statewide Legislation allocating grants from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) were approved by the Michigan House last week, and state Rep. Larry Inman is delighted to announce that $50,000 will help fund accessibility improvements to Grace Macdonald Park. “Many grants from the trust fund this year…