Rep. Muxlow hosts March office hours in Brown City

No appointment needed to attend State Rep. Paul Muxlow will meet with residents during office hours on Monday, March 31 in Brown City. Rep. Muxlow, R-Brown City, said the meeting will be from 3 to 4 p.m. in his district office at 4256 Main St. in Brown City. “It’s very important to have regular meetings…

MacGregor invites residents to join him at local office hours

Lawmaker ready to answer questions and concerns State Rep. Peter MacGregor today announced he has scheduled a pair of office hour events in Plainfield Township. MacGregor will be available to meet with residents of the 73rd House District and discuss state or local issues on Monday, March 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and again…

Jenkins encourages fiscal responsibility with bill introduction

Banks will be better able to promote financial responsibility under legislation introduced today by state Rep. Nancy Jenkins. House Bill 5412 enables banks to conduct and promote “savings promotion raffles,” bringing them in line with credit unions in the state, which can already perform such raffles. “Too many people in the state are forced to…

More Michigan communities, residents to benefit from revenue sharing under Poleski plan

More than 1,000 additional Michigan communities and residents would benefit from millions of specialized revenue sharing dollars under a plan unveiled today by state Rep. Earl Poleski that allocates the payments based on the number of residents living in the communities. The Poleski plan affects only revenue sharing through the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP). …

Schmidt receives Aviation Achievement Award

State Rep. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, received the 2014 Aviation Achievement Award from the Michigan Business Aviation Association (MBAA) at the Capitol this afternoon. “I am so very grateful to the MBAA and the many wonderful businesses and people who are part of this organization,” Schmidt said. “As chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,…

House, Senate bills to grow microbreweries in Michigan head to governor

MacMaster touts updated rules for developing industry              A package of bills redefining microbreweries in Michigan are just the shot in the arm needed to realize more of the potential the industry holds for growing the state economy, Rep. Greg MacMaster said today. House Bills 4709-4711 and Senate Bill 650 increase the beer production allowed…

Grant helps company expansion, creates jobs

MacMaster applauds state approval of Short’s Brewery project  A dozen and a half new jobs will be created in Antrim County with the help of a $309,000 state grant to Bellaire, state Rep. Greg MacMaster said today. The village is receiving the Community Development Block Grant funds to aid the acquisition and redevelopment of three…

Outman plans informative town halls during April

Lawmaker visits Howard City, Carson City State Rep. Rick Outman will host two town halls during April to discuss identity theft and other subjects affecting Michiganders, particularly senior citizens. Outman, R-Six Lakes, will meet with residents at the Howard City Action Center, 132 E. Edgerton St. in Howard City for a legislative update between 12:15…

House approves Kesto resolution for EB-5 immigration center

Lawmaker says investor-immigrants boost economy The Michigan House today approved House Resolution 315, authored by state Rep. Klint Kesto, urging the president and Congress to approve Michigan’s application to become a state-sponsored regional center for EB-5 investor-immigrant visas. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, said Michigan’s comeback can be enhanced with the establishment of Michigan as an EB-5…

McMillin receives first ever ‘Sunshine Award’

Lawmaker honored for work in government transparency             State Rep. Tom McMillin, (R-Rochester Hills), received the first ever “Sunshine Award” today from the Michigan Press Association (MPA) for supporting greater government transparency. “The people of Michigan deserve an efficient and effective government, but that government must be open, transparent and accessible to the people that…

Jacobsen legislation to ensure safety of motorcyclists

Today, the Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed legislation to limit the number of temporary motorcycle licenses a person can apply for, announced Rep. Brad Jacobsen. “There is a loophole in current law that allows for motorcyclists to continue to renew temporary motorcycle licenses,” said Jacobsen, R- Oxford. “By doing so, the motorcyclist avoids taking the…

Franz welcomes local students to Lansing

State Rep. Ray Franz met with Leelanau County 4-H students today during MSU’s 4-H Capitol Experience. Pictured from left: Franz, Olena Radulova from Glen Lake High School, 4-H leader Karin Stevens, and Andrew Roberts from Leland High School. The annual MSU conference focuses on civic engagement by teaching participants how to influence public policy, helping…