Rep. Schroeder announces August office hours

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder invites residents to her in-district office hours on Monday, August 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at The Coffee Bucket, 3549 Airport Road in Waterford. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to connect with the people in our community each month and use those conversations to provide the best representation possible,” Rep….

Bellino: Replacing Line 5 with underground tunnel is Michigan’s best option

By state Rep. Joe Bellino   It’s a 300-plus mile drive from Monroe to the Straits of Mackinac. But the two locations are directly linked in lots of ways, environmentally and economically.   An oil spill in the Straits would affect the entire Great Lakes system. That’s one of the biggest reasons I support replacing…

Rep. Kahle praises ruling on Madison schools press box issue

Decision allows district to proceed with construction State Rep. Bronna Kahle today praised a decision made by the Michigan Construction Code Commission that will allow Madison School District to proceed with plans to build a new press box as part of an ongoing football stadium renovation project. Kahle, of Adrian, said the district ran into…

Common sense, not tax increases, will fix our roads

By state Rep. Jack O’Malley Harsh winter conditions this past year ripped up our roads and left us with the question looming larger than ever: “What can we can do to get the road system repaired and maintained?” It became clear we needed to get smart fast. “Getting smart fast” began with 12 transportation committee…

Rep. Kahle backs Lenawee farmers, calls on governor for roads plan that works for rural Michigan

State Rep. Bronna Kahle today met with Lenawee County farmers alongside Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, highlighting the Legislature’s efforts to sustain Michigan’s agricultural communities and bolster long-term growth in the agricultural sector.   “As Lenawee County residents know, the roads that need the greatest amount of help are from driveway to highway,” Kahle said following Whitmer’s…

Rep. Hernandez announces upcoming coffee hours

Rep. Shane Hernandez has announced his upcoming coffee hours schedule for the next few months. The representative will be available at the following dates, times, and locations: Friday, July 19 9:30 a.m. at Big George Coney Island, 7870 Lakeshore Road in Fort Gratiot; and 12:30 p.m. at Triple J Cafe, 4020 E Chandler St. in…

Rep. Wakeman: Taxes paid at the gas pump should go toward road repairs

By state Rep. Rodney Wakeman It’s no secret. Fixing our roads is a top priority for residents of the 94th House District in Saginaw County.  I am listening, and I know you want better roads. I also know the vast majority of people don’t want to pay the governor’s proposed 45-cent per gallon gas tax…

Rep. Calley hosts local office hours in July

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to office hours in two communities on Monday, July 29 with a new format. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: ·  Portland City Hall, 259 Kent St. in Portland. Individual meetings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. followed by a legislative update from 11 to 11:30…

COLUMN: Michigan must learn from Nassar case

Last year, people across the country watched as dozens of brave young women gave powerful testimony against disgraced Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar. As a parent, former gymnast, and coach, the experiences the survivors shared really hit home. While no one can fix the awful things that happened to these young women, we…

Rep. VanWoerkom encourages students to participate in summer reading program

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, today reminded area students about the summer reading program hosted by his office and encouraged them to participate. Students first through fifth grade are eligible to participate in the program. To enter, students simply pick up Rep. VanWoerkom’s customized summer bookmark from their local library, read ten books,…

Rep. Miller to be Grand Marshall of Bluegill Frolic Parade

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, will be the Grand Marshall of the 75th Annual Bluegill Frolic Parade this Saturday, July 20. “The Bluegill Frolic is a cherished festival and important weekend for the Marcellus community,” Rep. Miller said. “It is an honor to join them and serve as Grand Marshall for their historic parade.”…