Rep. Griffin sets July in-district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, will meet with area residents this month during office hours across her district. “I look forward to these face-to-face meetings with residents,” Rep. Griffin said. “Please stop by one of the locations and let me know what I can do to make state government work better for you.” Rep….

Rep. Paquette announces office hours for July

State Rep. Brad Paquette announced an upcoming opportunity to meet with area residents during local office hours for the month of July. “Having regular office hours are a great way to engage the people I represent,” Rep. Paquette said. “If you have an issue on your mind, please stop by and let me know how…

COLUMN: Time to stop playing politics with Line 5

The attorney general’s quest to shut down Line 5 before a plan is in place to meet the propane needs of Upper Peninsula families is alarming, to say the least. Approximately 65 percent of the propane that heats homes and businesses in the U.P. is delivered through Line 5. Shutting it down before building a…

Rep. Hall town hall events featured in Marshall Chronicle

The Marshall Chronicle wrote about a pair of recent events held by State Rep. Matt Hall and his special guest, State Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee. The two legislators spoke about road funding in the state of Michigan and sought input from area residents. To read more about the event, click…

Rep. Miller sets local office hours for July

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, today announced an in-district office hours location for the month of July. “I sincerely want to listen to the thoughts and concerns of the residents I represent,” Rep. Miller said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas to join me at my upcoming hours later this month. Rep. Miller…

Landmark auto insurance overhaul the pathway forward for all Michigan drivers

By state Rep. Julie Calley of Portland In the last several years, many improvements have been made to enhance opportunities for Michiganders, but one glaring exception lingered.  Michigan drivers have been asking for car insurance reform for decades.  It’s consistently been the number one concern that I have heard about from community members. When I…

Rep. Allor invites residents to July office hours

Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine announced her July office hours for residents of Alpena, Presque Isle, Alcona, and Iosco counties, and parts of Cheboygan County. “I have made it my goal to always be accessible,” Rep. Allor said. “These local office hours, which I hold in every county I serve on a monthly basis, are…

Join Rep. Bellino at his July coffee hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe invites residents of Monroe and Wayne counties to join him for his monthly coffee hours on Monday, July 29. “Input from neighbors and members of our community is important as I make sure we have a voice in Lansing,” Rep. Bellino said. “Please stop by to chat or ask…

Rep. Hall hosts roads town hall

State Rep. Matt Hall (R – Marshall) hosted a town hall meeting on Tuesday to discuss road funding in Michigan. Joining him was special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley (R – Lake Ann), chair of the House Transportation Committee. “Holding this event gave me the opportunity to hear directly from the people I represent and take…

Rep. Paquette town hall draws nearly 100 residents

State Rep. Brad Paquette hosted over 90 community members for a town hall meeting on Monday to discuss road funding in Michigan. He was joined by State Representative Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee, and Senator Kim LaSata, vice chair of the Senate Transportation Committee “It was fantastic to see so many engaged…

Letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue

June 20, 2019   The Honorable Sonny Perdue Secretary of USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20250   Dear Secretary Perdue,   As Michigan Legislators, we urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide flexibility and equitable treatment for Michigan farmers who have had to delay planting their crops….