Rep. Rendon chairs first House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, held her first Families, Children and Seniors House Committee meeting last week at the state Capitol. Rep. Rendon began the meeting with introductions from committee members. “First and foremost, it is an honor to be selected as chair. It is my goal as leader of this committee to…

Rep. Howell schedules office hours on Feb. 24

State Rep. Gary Howell invites people to meet with him and discuss issues and ideas about state and local government during in-district office hours on Friday, Feb. 24. Howell, of North Branch, said he will welcome residents at the following locations: John’s Country Kitchen, 1829 S. Cedar St., Imlay City, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.;…

Rep. Roberts calls for career counseling in Michigan schools

Giving students easier access to college and career counseling is the emphasis of new legislation submitted by state Rep. Brett Roberts, of Charlotte. Roberts’ bill ensures that counselors serving students in grades 6-12 would complete professional development instruction emphasizing college preparation and career counseling as a portion of their currently required continuing education standards. “We…

Rep. Albert seeks input from community members

State Rep. Thomas Albert, of Lowell, today invited residents of Kent and Ionia counties to meet with him during local office hours on Monday, Feb. 27. “I look forward to sitting down with people from our district and hearing about the issues that matter most to them,” Albert said. “Residents can also ask me questions…

Rep. Allor seeks feedback from local residents

State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, today invited people to sit down with her during office hours Friday, Feb. 17, in Au Gres, Lincoln and Alpena. “The people of Northeast Michigan sent me to the Capitol to be their voice, and keeping in constant contact with those I serve helps me be a better representative,”…

Rep. Canfield sets office hours for Sebewaing, Caro

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., will host local office hours in Sebewaing and Caro within the next few weeks. The details: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Sebewaing Village Hall located at 222 N. Center St. in Sebewaing. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 3 at the Caro Area District…

Rep. Lilly announces office hours in Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Holland

Rep. Jim Lilly of Park Township is inviting Ottawa County residents to attend his upcoming office hours events, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17 and Monday, March 6. “I am committed to making our voices heard in Lansing,” Lilly said. “This is a great opportunity for us to share ideas and updates about our state government.”…

Miller invites people to in-district office hours during February

State Rep. Aaron Miller today said he will host in-district office hours at six locations during February. Miller, from Sturgis, said he had planned on scheduling meetings with area residents during January, but altered those plans when his daughter was born in mid-January. “I apologize for any inconvenience the cancelation might have caused,” Miller said….

Rep. Bizon hosts coffee hours in Albion, Battle Creek

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon will host coffee hours this month in Albion and Battle Creek. The details: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Maria’s Garden Family Restaurant located at 1410 N. Eaton St. in Albion. 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at The Pancake House located at 185 Capital…

Meet Rep. LaFave at Saturday coffee hours in Upper Peninsula

Upper Peninsula residents have a chance to meet state Rep. Beau LaFave on Saturday. LaFave is hosting local coffee hours at a pair of locations on Feb. 18: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Time at Laurie’s Wildflower Café & Bagel Shoppe, located at 2210 10th Street in Menominee. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central…

Rep. Graves works to find answers for jobless agency mistakes

Representative assembles bipartisan work group   State Rep. Joseph Graves, chair of the House Oversight Committee, today said the Office of the Auditor General, which identified serious failures within the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, will testify before the panel on February 16 to explain the OAG’s responsibilities and roles when it comes to audits and…