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Governor signs Rep. Cox’s bill to protect retired police, firefighters

A bill sponsored by Rep. Laura Cox to address the management of Healthcare Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association (VEBA) plans was signed today by the Governor. In April 2014, the City of Detroit and the Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Association reached an agreement to create a VEBA trust fund with the sole purpose of…

ZF expansion shows Michigan is the state for jobs

Speaker-elect Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt, today issued the following statement regarding ZF Group’s plans to expand and add 800 new jobs, with most of the growth occurring in Michigan.  ZF currently employees more than 1,000 people in Michigan.   “Another day in Michigan sees another major jobs announcement.  This good news seems to come every day,…

Rep. LaSata sponsors photo contest to help decorate Lansing office

Seeks images of district to make visitors feel at home   State Rep. Kim LaSata is asking people in Berrien County to help make her new Lansing office feel more like home. LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township, is sponsoring a photo contest and asks people to send her their picturesque photographs of Berrien County. The top three…

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Rep. Cox’s adult foster care legislation signed into law

A bill sponsored by state Rep. Laura Cox to update constitutional language in Michigan’s Adult Foster Care Licensing Act was signed today by the governor. In February of 2015, an Executive Reorganization Order was signed by Gov. Snyder that combined the departments of Human Services and Community Health into the Department of Health and Human…

Rep. Lower encourages 70th District residents to contact his Lansing office

State Rep. James Lower has officially opened his Lansing office and says he is here to serve the people of the 70th District. “I’m excited to announce the opening of my Lansing office” said Rep. Lower, R-Cedar Lake. “My staff and I are here to help the people of Montcalm and Gratiot counties with issues…

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Rep. Howrylak schedules swearing-in ceremony in Clawson

State Representative Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, will have a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony within the 41st District on Sunday, Jan. 15. The event is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. in the Clawson City Hall, located at 425 North Main St. Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Daniel O’Brien will be administering the oath of office. “Many citizens do not…

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Rep. Hughes announces January office hours for Muskegon County

State Rep. Holly Hughes has scheduled three office hours for Friday, Jan. 20, inviting fellow 91st District residents to meet with her to talk about the state government for the next two-year term. “I am excited that I get another opportunity to serve the wonderful people of Muskegon County,” said Rep. Hughes, R-Montague. “I look…

FCA investment shows Michigan has the best environment for jobs

Speaker-elect Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt, today issued the following statement regarding Fiat Chrysler’s announcement of plans to add 2,000 new jobs and $1 billion in investment in Warren and Toledo:   “Fiat Chrysler’s decision is terrific news for Michigan auto workers and the people who live in these communities.  We have the best automotive engineers and…

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Rep. Calley announces Capitol office now open to serve

State Rep. Julie Calley announced that her Lansing office opened this week and is now ready to serve the residents of Barry and Ionia counties. “We are honored to have the opportunity to address constituent issues and inquiries.  We look forward to feedback as we continue to move Michigan forward,” said Calley, R-Portland. Calley also…

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Rep. Theis maintains perfect voting record

State Rep. Lana Theis maintained a perfect voting record during her first term as a state representative in 2015-2016. “It is my duty to show up on behalf of the residents of our district,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “I’m honored to have this responsibility and I’m proud that I did not miss a single vote.” Theis…

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Rep. McCready: New law protects kids from unauthorized custody transfers

Governor signs legislation banning practice of ‘rehoming’ children Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, today praised Gov. Rick Snyder for signing bills to prohibit informal child custody transfers, ensuring that people who use online forums to “rehome” children will be held accountable. House Bills 5626, 5628 and 5629 and Senate Bill 924, now Public Acts 481-484…

With his wife Sarah by his side, Rep. Jim Lilly took the oath of office from Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today in the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners chambers.

Rep. Lilly takes oath, commits to every citizen in the 89th District

Rep. Jim Lilly took his official oath of office today with his long-time supporter and wife, Sarah, by his side in the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners chambers. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley administered the oath with fellow state Rep. Daniela Garcia, local elected officials, and other community members also in attendance. “Jim Lilly is a…