Rep. Bollin to host December coffee hours

State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township will host district coffee hours on Monday, Dec. 16 to meet with residents of the 42nd District. “I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish in Lansing this year,” Rep Bollin said. “I invite all to attend for a legislative update and to discuss my priorities moving…

Rep. LaFave fires back after Michigan Dems introduce plan to restrict gun rights

State Rep. Beau LaFave said legislation introduced this week by Democrats in the Legislature is just the latest attempt by liberals to chip away at the fundamental right of Michigan citizens to keep and bear arms. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the latest proposal by Democratic lawmakers to require universal background checks every time a…

Rep. Calley is looking out for patients with eye drop prescriptions

State Rep. Julie Calley’s legislation requiring insurers to cover early prescription eye drop refills was signed into law this week. Calley said that more than two-thirds of people, especially seniors and young children, have trouble administering prescription eye drops, which causes them to run out of the prescribed medication sooner. Because prescription eye drops are…

Rep. Albert schedules local office hours

State Rep. Thomas Albert of Lowell will host district office hours in December to meet with local residents of the 86th District. “I’m proud of our legislative achievements of 2019,” Rep. Albert said. “I welcome all to attend for a legislative update and learn more about my priorities moving into the New Year.” Office hours are…

Rep. Howell votes to reverse Governor’s cuts to school funding and other vital programs

$35 million is restored to charter schools State Representative Gary Howell (R-North Branch) and the Michigan House approved a budget bill on Wednesday night that reverses funding cuts made by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer—an effort that restores critical funding for students, veterans, sheriff road patrols and rural hospitals, among other crucial services. The plan has been…

Paquette joins colleagues urging governor to declare emergency along the lakeshore

As water levels along the Lake Michigan shoreline continue to rise, state Rep. Brad Paquette this week joined a bipartisan group of Michigan legislators in sending a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asking for a state of emergency declaration. The desired declaration would cover the entire shoreline of Lake Michigan in response to erosion from…

Rep. Wozniak announces release of seasonal Pure Michigan Travel Guide

State Rep. Doug Wozniak has announced the release of the Pure Michigan Winter 2019 Travel Guide. Released as part of the state’s travel and tourism campaign, the guide provides readers with an overview of trip ideas and destinations to enjoy during this winter season. “Just because temperatures are falling and snow is coming doesn’t mean…

State lawmakers urge governor to declare emergency along Lake Michigan shoreline

A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers today sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urging her to declare a state of emergency for the entire Lake Michigan shoreline because of near-record high water levels. The letter to seek a statewide response, spearheaded by Rep. Bradley Slagh of Zeeland, underscores the lakeshore erosion resulting from dangerously…

House panel paves way for Rep. Wakeman plan offering more flexibility for road repairs locally

The House Transportation Committee this week unanimously approved state Rep. Rodney Wakeman’s bipartisan plan giving local governments more flexibility to fund necessary road repairs. The Saginaw Township lawmaker’s plan, which has been separate from budget negotiations, maintains a commitment to repair Michigan’s infrastructure and would also alter the state’s road funding formula to give communities…

Rep. Kahle welcomes World War II veteran from Lenawee County to state Capitol

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian and Sen. Dale Zorn today welcomed Lenawee County resident Frank Dick to the Capitol, presenting him with a legislative tribute commemorating his service during World War II. “Those who have served our great nation deserve our respect and recognition for their sacrifices,” Rep. Kahle said. “Frank’s incredible desire to…