House committee approves Rep. Rendon’s plan to honor fallen West Branch soldier

Measure renames portion of I-75 in Ogemaw County The Michigan House Transportation Committee this week approved a plan introduced by state Rep. Daire Rendon to rename a highway interchange at Highway I-75 in Ogemaw County to honor fallen Army PFC Kenneth Coates. Rendon’s plan renames the highway interchange at Highway I-75 and Cook Road as…

Hoitenga advocates for Lyme disease reforms before House committee

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, delivered testimony before the House Health Policy Committee today regarding a bipartisan plan to update practices related to Lyme disease. Hoitenga was joined by Cadillac City Councilmember Tiyi Schippers, who spoke about her experience living with Lyme disease and the struggle to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. The…

Rep. Wentworth invites residents to June office hours

Rep. Wentworth of Farwell announced his June office hours for residents of the 97th district. “We have been working on a lot of great things in Lansing,” Rep. Wentworth said. “I look forward to discussing the issues we have been working on and hearing about the things we need to address.” Rep. Wentworth’s office hour…

Rep. Brann announces summer photo contest

State Rep. Tommy Brann has announced a new summer photo contest to help decorate his Lansing office and showcase what the people of the city of Wyoming and Byron Township love most about the 77th  District. Winning photos will be framed and displayed in representative’s office in Lansing. Residents are encouraged to submit photos of…

Allor PFAS contamination proposal approved by House Committee

The House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee today approved Rep. Sue Allor’s proposal to contain and control PFAS contamination caused by AFFF fire-fighting foam. “We are working diligently to try and address the use of PFAS-containing AFFF firefighting foam, a major concern is that unreported use of this product puts Michigan at risk,” said…

Whiteford: DHHS budget delivers care effectively and responsibly

The Michigan House today approved the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) budget proposal, announced Rep. Mary Whiteford, who chairs the DHHS Subcommittee. Whiteford said the plan for the 2019-2020 budget year dedicates tax dollars responsibly and efficiently to allow the department to effectively deliver care to the people of Michigan. “Government should always…

Rep. Albert plan expands retirement options for public school and state employees

The House Financial Services Committee today voted to advance a pair of proposals, including one from state Rep. Thomas Albert, providing annuity options for public school and state employee retirement planning. The Office of Retirement Services would provide at least two fixed annuity options and may provide a variable annuity under House Bills 4274-75. Currently,…

Government officials listen to deliver for Michigan drivers on car insurance reform

The people of Michigan aren’t interested in talk – they’re interested in results. For far too long, government officials have steered clear of delivering solutions and ignored the desires of those who entrusted them to represent them in Lansing. Forty years. That’s how long Monroe and Wayne county drivers have demanded car insurance reform. For…

Rep. Johnson: Legislature looks to score second victory for Michigan drivers with roads

The 100th Michigan Legislature scored a big victory for Michigan drivers recently, approving a long-overdue car insurance overhaul to fix the state’s much-maligned no-fault system and deliver drivers guaranteed cost-savings. The bipartisan plan we approved was the product of months of research, input from thousands of drivers and their families and the willingness of Democrats…

Rep. Yaroch plan to protect families and firefighters from PFAS advances

A plan sponsored by State Rep. Jeff Yaroch to protect firefighters and communities from the risks associated with certain kinds of firefighting foam was approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation. Yaroch’s two-bill proposal would prohibit the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS for training exercises and would require firefighters to…

House approves VanWoerkom’s plan to protect and promote Michigan’s farmers

A budget plan led by Rep. Greg VanWoerkom that saves taxpayer dollars while supporting continued growth, innovation and food safety in Michigan’s agricultural industry was approved by the Michigan House. “Supporting innovation and safety in growing and processing the food we put on our table is a sound investment in our state’s agricultural economy,” said…

Rep. Kahle resolution declares June Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian introduced House Resolution 120 to declare this June as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. The resolution encourages all residents to wear purple to help spread awareness of the challenges Alzheimer’s brings to families and communities and to encourage the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision of imagining a world…