Lori votes to reform Medicaid

Measure allows more living in poverty to receive medical care State Rep. Matt Lori today applauded his House colleagues for approving a bill he introduced to reform the Medicaid system while expanding coverage for nearly half a million needy Michigan residents. The measure, House Bill 4714, cleared the House with strong bipartisan support. “The reform…

Speaker Bolger’s statement on passage of Medicaid reform bill

Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, issued the following statement on passage of the Medicaid reform bill today in the House: “I fully support what we did today and commend those from both sides of the aisle who worked so diligently to reach a compromise that still addressed the main goals of the original…

Pagel votes to help military veterans gain occupational licensing

Bills allow veterans to use military training as experience State Rep. Dave Pagel today voted for a package of five bills to allow veterans to use their military training when seeking civilian licensure in a variety of trades and professions. The measures – House Bills 4605, 4731, 4752, 4754 and 4756 – allow training and…

McCready votes to help military veterans gain occupational licensing

Bills allow veterans to use military training as experience State Rep. Mike McCready today voted for a package of five bills to allow veterans to use their military training when seeking civilian licensure in a variety of trades and professions. The measures – House Bills 4605, 4731, 4752, 4754 and 4756 – allow training and…

MacGregor applauds House passage of bills boosting veterans’ benefits

Measures will help returning veterans enter workforce State Rep. Peter MacGregor today voted in favor of a legislative package allowing military experience to count toward licensure requirements for a number of trades and professions. The measures – House Bills 4605, 4731, 4752, 4754 and 4756 – allow training and experience gained during military service to…

Kowall applauds House for passage of bills to aid veterans

Bills allow veterans to use military training for certification State Rep. Eileen Kowall today voted for a legislative package that allows military training and experience to count toward licensure requirements for a number of trades and professions. Under the legislation passed by the House of Representatives, training and experience gained during military service would count…

Jenkins votes for bills to extend benefits to military veterans

Measures will allow veterans to enter workforce more quickly State Rep. Nancy Jenkins today voted to approve a five-bill package that allows qualified veterans to transition seamlessly into the civilian workforce without being required to complete additional training. Under the legislation, veterans can use their military training and experience when seeking licenses, certifications, or degrees…

Jenkins issues statement regarding budget signing

State Rep. Nancy Jenkins, R-Clayton, released the following statement regarding Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of the 2014 state budget: “I am pleased that, for the third year in a row, the Legislature has passed a balanced budget more than four months ahead of schedule. This budget once again eliminates wasteful spending and includes additional investments…

Rep. Kelly co-sponsors bills enhancing employment opportunities for veterans

State Rep. Tim Kelly this afternoon voted for a package of bills that allows military training and experience to count toward license requirements for a variety of trades and professions. Under the legislation, training in the military would count as experience and training for emergency medical service technicians, law enforcement officials, firefighters, stationary steam engineers…

Lori announces plans to bring 46 new jobs to White Pigeon

Manufacturer moves from Indiana to Southwest Michigan State Rep. Matt Lori today announced an Indiana manufacturer will move its operations to White Pigeon, resulting in a $1.1 million investment and an estimated 46 new jobs in the village. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) approved a $200,000 performance-based grant to bring Merhow Industries to a…

Pscholka backs legislation package for veterans

Bills aid veterans efforts to receive licensure and accreditation The House today approved several bills that will give veterans of the military easier access to licenses based on training they received while in the service. House Bills 4605, 4731, 4752, 4754, and 4756 will allow former active duty military personnel to be issued licenses and…

Outman votes for legislation to extend benefits to military veterans

Bills will help pave way for transition to civilian jobs State Rep. Rick Outman today voted for legislation that allows veterans to use military training and experience as licensing requirements for some professions and trades. Under the package of bills, training completed in the military would count as experience for firefighters, law enforcement officials, emergency…