Rep. Sheppard continues ‘Sit Down with Sheppard’ in July

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his July in-district office hours. The times and locations are as follows: Tuesday, July 17 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at DaCapo Coffee, 7370 Lewis Ave. B in Temperance; Monday, July 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at…

Rep. LaSata to host local office hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during her scheduled office hours. Office hours will take place on Friday, July 27 at Hub Central 185, 185 N. Paw Paw St. in Coloma from 8 to 9 a.m. “I have always made it a priority to be accessible to…

Rep. Hauck announces July office hours

State Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township announced his office hours for the month of July. The representative will be available Friday, July 27 at the following times and locations: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Leah’s Korner Kafe, 300 E. Railway St. in Coleman; 11 a.m. to noon at the Lake Isabella Village Office, 1010…

Rep. Brandt Iden issues statement supporting state awards for Pfizer

State Rep. Brandt Iden of Oshtemo Township issued the following statement after Pfizer was awarded state grants to support a new facility planned for Portage, including a $1 million performance-based grant and a tax capture valued at $10.5 million through the Good Jobs for Michigan program. The awards were approved today by the Michigan Strategic…

Rep. Hughes: Support local industries during upcoming Buy Michigan Week

State Rep. Holly Hughes today encouraged local residents to consider buying locally made products and services during Buy Michigan Week – set to run from July 28-Aug. 5. Purchasing goods and services locally leads to a positive ripple effect on the region and is a statistically proven practice that promotes small business growth, creates more…

Rep. Victory applauds GVSU’s Veterans Upward Bound initiative

State Rep. Roger Victory, of Hudsonville, today praised Grand Valley State University’s efforts to provide free classes to veterans in the workplace with participating local businesses. Through a $1.3 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education in fall 2017, GVSU kick-started an academic support initiative that allows veterans to complete a postsecondary program….

Rep. Lucido supports state grant awarded to SAPA Transmission for Macomb County facility

State Rep. Peter Lucido today spoke in support of awarding a state grant to a military vehicle transmission company planning to locate a headquarters and manufacturing facility in Macomb County’s Shelby Township. Lucido advocated for the project at a Michigan Strategic Fund Board meeting, shortly before the board approved a $2.676 million performance-based grant for…

Rep. LaFave backs plan to protect Straits of Mackinac

Anchor strike in April could have created pollution disaster   State Rep. Beau LaFave today said he supports a plan to strengthen pipeline safety standards in the Straits of Mackinac, ensuring protection of the Great Lakes without interrupting vital utilities in the Upper Peninsula. Rep. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said he recently cosponsored a legislative…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during regularly scheduled local office hours. “I look forward to talking with residents of Southwest Michigan about their state government,” Griffin said.  “Hosting office hours throughout the community helps me better represent our community and assist them with any questions that…

Burnside Senior Center Benefits from Rep. Leutheuser & Sen. Shirkey Concert

COLDWATER, Mich. — State Representative Eric Leutheuser and Senator Mike Shirkey recently hosted a benefit concert at Tibbits Opera House for the Burnside Senior Center, raising over $2,500 with your help. “I was incredibly happy to partner with Sen. Shirkey and our community to make this event possible for our seniors,” Leutheuser said. “The sponsors,…

Perennial Park Senior Center Benefits from Rep. Leutheuser & Sen. Shirkey Concert

HILLSDALE, Mich. — State Representative Eric Leutheuser and Senator Mike Shirkey recently hosted a benefit concert at Tibbits Opera House for the Perennial Park Senior Center, raising over $2,500 with your help. “I was incredibly happy to partner with Sen. Shirkey and our community to make this event possible for our seniors,” Leutheuser said. “The…